Big Event Upcoming: Faerieworlds

In exactly one week, thousands of fairy fans and followers will be arriving in Eugene, Oregon, checking into hotels and bed and breakfasts, unloading campsites, and getting ready to spend three days reveling in all things Fantastic at Faerieworlds art and music festival. We’re pretty stoked because we’re going to be there, too.

There’s a lot to look forward to: 150 vendors in the Mythical Marketplace, workshops,  some very special guests, like artist Amy Brown and young adult author Julie Kagawa, but one of the most exciting parts of Faerieworlds is the music. On two big stages on either end of the wooded meadows of Mount Pisgah thirty-five musical groups and DJs will be playing all weekend long. This year has a wonderfully eclectic selection of artists, all sharing a connection with fairy lore.

The biggest headliner is Donovan, Scottish musician of such legendary songs as “Catch the Wind,” “Mellow Yellow,” and “Sunshine Superman.”

Donovan is the very last performance of the festival and will be playing on the Main Stage at 9 p.m. on Sunday.

We’re also really excited about Niyaz, an Iranian band which the San Francisco Chronicle called, “mystical music with a modern edge.”

Niyaz will play on the Main Stage at 10:30 p.m. on Friday.

For the first time this year, Baka Beyond, a self-proclaimed “Afro-Celtic danceband” is coming to FaerieWorlds:

Baka Beyond will play on the Main Stage at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday.

Delhi 2 Dublin has become a fixture at Faerieworlds, always inspiring “

Delhi 2 Dublin will play on the Main Stage 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Visit the Faerieworlds website for full stage schedules and more information about all the great musical groups and DJs who will be playing next weekend.

If you’ll be at Faerieworlds, be on the lookout for us. We’ll looking for you! We want to talk to you about your place in the Fantastic community, about what you want to see on FairyRoom, and of course, to hand out some rather fantastic cards:

If you’re not making it to Faerieworlds this year, what are you looking forward to? We won’t be able to cover everything, so tell us what you want! If what you want is to be surprised, rest assured that we’ll highlight the most fantastic things we find in the realm next weekend at Faerieworlds 2012.