The Slingshot Festival is marking it’s 3rd year in Athens next week. Starting March 26-28th, the festival will take over 5 city blocks of Athens, and combine music, art, film, and tech into one big smorgasbord of cultural entertainment. According to the Slingshot website, “SLINGSHOT spotlights international, national, and local acts on stage, boundary pushing artworks throughout the urban environment, and tech talks with leading innovators.”
This year over 80+ musical artist and over 40 electronic artist from around the world will be sharing the stage. Many of them will be fresh off Austin, Texas’ SXSW festival. While it might be a few years before the Slingshot festival grows to rival SXSW, founder Kai Riedl has high hopes and feels like Athens is unique advantage over larger cities when it comes to creative expression. Quoted in The Athens Banner Herald, “Athens is a creative epicenter and Slingshot is a natural outgrowth of that.” Riedl said. “Though we’re still a young festival, we pride ourselves on making things happen here at Slingshot that can’t happen anywhere else. We encourage our performers to leave the big city behind and think outside the box.”
Check out the full line up at the Slingshot website: http://www.slingshotathens.com/info/.