Area Festival

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Area Festival
Genre Electronic, rock, hip hop
Dates July–August
Location(s) North America (touring)
Years active 2001–2002
Moby at Area One

The Area Festival was a music festival founded by popular electronic musician Moby, who asserted that he was "in large part, inspired by the ethos of Lollapalooza",[1] and wished to create a similarly "genuinely eclectic, interesting, alternative music festival". Moby organized the first such festival, called Area:One in 2001, and the sequel tour Area2, in 2002. The festival is currently on indefinite hiatus. The festival featured diverse genres of music. Besides headliner Moby, the main stage mostly featured rock and pop acts. The second stage was an air-conditioned tent where electronic, dance and smaller bands performed.

Acts[edit]

The 2001 Area:One acts included Moby, OutKast, New Order, Carl Cox, Nelly Furtado, Incubus, Paul Oakenfold, The Roots, The Orb, Rinôçérôse.

The 2002 Area2 acts included Moby and David Bowie in alternating headlining slots: as well as Ash, Blue Man Group, and Busta Rhymes.

The festival also featured a DJ tent with a rotating list of artists.

The main sponsors for the tour were Intel, KMX, and Pepsi.

Area:One[edit]

This concert in 2001 featured:

Area:One Tour Dates

Area:One was a three and a half week touring festival in the Summer of 2001.

  • Atlanta, GA; Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre - July 11, 2001
  • Columbia, MD; Merriweather Post Pavilion - July 13, 2001
  • Camden, NJ; Tweeter Center at the Waterfront - July 14, 2001
  • Wantagh, NY; Jones Beach - July 15, 2001
  • Wantagh, NY; Jones Beach - July 16, 2001
  • Mansfield, MA; Tweeter Center - July 18, 2001
  • Holmdel, NJ; PNC Bank Arts Center - July 19, 2001
  • Clarkston, MI; DTE Energy Music Center - July 21, 2001
  • Toronto, Ontario; The Docks - July 22, 2001
  • Clarkston, MI; DTE Energy Music Center - July 24, 2001
  • Tinley Park, IL; Tweeter Center - July 25, 2001
  • Saint Paul, MN; Midway Stadium - July 26, 2001
  • Denver, CO; Mile High Stadium - July 28, 2001
  • Mountain View, CA; Shoreline Amphitheatre - July 31, 2001
  • Vancouver, British Columbia; Thunderbird Stadium - August 2, 2001
  • George, WA; Gorge Amphitheatre - August 3, 2001
  • Devore, CA; Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion - August 5, 2001

Area2[edit]

This concert in 2002 featured: Main Stage

Stage Two:

Area2 Tour Dates[edit]

Area was a three-week touring festival in the Summer of 2002,

The Docks, Toronto Ontario Canada

See also[edit]

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