Trillectro Music Festival

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Trillectro Music Festival
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GenreElectronic dance music, Hip hop, Indie rock
DatesAugust 29, 2015
Location(s)Washington, DC
Years active2012-Present
WebsiteOfficial Website

Trillectro Music Festival is a Washington, D.C.-based music festival founded in 2012. The annual single-day outdoor gathering features hip-hop, electronic, R&B and indie rock acts and is lauded for showcasing up-and-coming musicians on the eve of their big break.[1]

History[edit]

Organized by DC to BC, a music-marketing group started by three area natives, Trillectro is recognized as the area's first hip-hop and electronic music festival.[2] The name Trillectro, a portmanteau of “trill” (meaning “authentic” in hip-hop circles) and “electro” (short for “electronic”), embodies the festival's credo of bridging the gap between music genres. Beyond music, the festival is also known as a showcase for local talent, including artists, vendors and small businesses.

Trillectro 2012 Flyer Front

2012[edit]

The inaugural Trillectro was held on August 11, 2012 at The Half Street Fairgrounds near Nationals Park and featured two stages.[3]

Trillectro 2012 Flyer Back

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2013[edit]

Trillectro 2013 Flyer Front

Trillectro 2013 was held on August 17 at The Half Street Fairgrounds near Nationals Park.[5] The second year experienced a more than 100% growth rate, partially attributed to the organizers used of “crowdspeaking” platform Thunderclap.[6] The social media campaign exceeded its supporter goal by 32% and reached over 5 million people.[7]

Trillectro 2013 Flyer Back

Acts:

2014[edit]

To accommodate an expected rise in attendance, Trillectro 2014 moved to DC's historic RFK Stadium’s festival grounds and was held on August 23. In addition to the one-day event, the festival also hosted a handful of smaller parties throughout the week.[8]

Trillectro 2014 Flyer

Acts:

2015[edit]

On July 8, festival organizers announced that Trillectro 2015 will be held on Saturday, August 29 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.[9]

Trillectro 2015 Flyer

Acts:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogo, Paula. "The Cool Kids of DC". Ebony. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  2. ^ Buerger, Megan. "Trillectro, D.C.'s first hip-hop and electronic dance festival, is an overall success". Washington Post. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  3. ^ Yates, Clinton. "DC to BC's Trillectro festival: Taking a Venn diagram approach to music". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  4. ^ "trillectro music festival 2012 // the after-movie". Vimeo. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  5. ^ Yenigun, Sami. "Trillectro still has growing pains, but it's turning into a fine young festival". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  6. ^ "TRILLECTRO MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 // THE AFTER-MOVIE". Vimeo. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Trillectro Case Study". Thunderclap. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  8. ^ Yates, Clinton. "Trillectro grows from project, to festival, now a movement". Washington Post. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  9. ^ Ramanathan, Lavanya. "Trillectro music festival is moving to Merriweather Post Pavilion". Washington Post. The Washington Post. Retrieved 10 July 2015.