June 13th, 2012

With GNARNIA, Festival Culture Comes of Age in Western North Carolina
Beech Mountain, NC – On August 9th – 11th, 2012 nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina near Boone, the first
annual Festival of GNARNIA will take place at Beech Mountain Resort. GNARNIA is becoming one of the most arts-saturated
events on the East Coast. Boasting an A-list roster of electronic music, GNARNIA also diversifies its offerings across
genres, to incorporate folk, jazz, New Orleans funk, urban, world-music, classical, bluegrass, and more. The festival is
chock-full of other creative features adding to the environment as well, such as an immersive theatre, cirque performers,
aerialists, bhangra dancers, stilt walkers, fire dancers, poets, fashion designers, and more than a few surprises. Activities
include a Mud Wrestling Tournament, Battle of Gnarnia b-boy battle royal, a costume ball featuring exclusive guest performances,
and Bicycle Jousting hosted by none other than Medieval Kenevil.
Performances Include

=== Thursday, August 9th ===
Beats Antique, 7 Walkers (feat. Bill Kreutzmann, Papa Mali, George Porter Jr, and Matt Hubbard), Gramatik, Paper Diamond,
ESKMO, Afroman, Eliot Lipp, Mindelixir, Heyoka, Machines are People Too, KDSML, Songs of Water, Skytree, Panther
God, The Polychrons, Futexture, Ployd, Future Flutes, Amarru, Splynter, Uprise, Nomadic, Andrew Fletcher’s Silent
Movie Theatre, Aligning Minds, Asian Teacher Factory

=== Friday, August 10th ===
Tipper, Emancipator, Mark Farina, Dieselboy, Easy Star All Stars, Toubab Krewe, VibeSquaD, Break Science, Gift of Gab,
ZOOGMA, Starkey, DrFameus, Cas Haley, DEORO, Arpetrio, Firecracker Jazz Band, Bookworm, Ziggurat, Yesterday’s Gravy,
Sonmi, Poetix Lounge, Imperial Blend, Old You, Fast Nasty, Chasing Edison, Sam Shacklock, Numatik, Uphill Both Ways,
Sound Pimp

=== Saturday, August 11th ===
Conspirator, 12th Planet, Ott, Papadosio, Phadroid, Midnite, Rising Appalachia, Minnesota, DubConscious, Govinda, The
Polish Ambassador, Zach Deputy, The Pimps of Joytime, The Mantras, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Greenhouse
Lounge, Sir Charles, Seduction Sideshow, The Human Experience, DJ Slink, Isness, Herobust, Dex, Laura Reed w Shannon
Sanders, Brushfire Stankgrass, B!tch Please, Zack Mexico, The Native Sway, Jonathan Santos

Besides the remarkable diversity defining GNARNIA, what sets it apart from other similar festivals is an emphasis around
healthy lifestyle offerings. Quality foods will be available and healing arts opportunities will polka dot the environment,
providing guided movement, yoga, meditation, and massage. A wide range of instructional workshops will be offered on
permaculture, urban farming, performance techniques, and more. Select service organizations for pro-social causes will
also have the opportunity to interact with festival guests.

The Beech Mountain site is its own phenomenon. Beech Mountain Resort, offering its unique terrain for the event, is
providing access to the ski-lift which will transport festival-goers to the mountaintop at specific times for workshops and
special acts. Emerald Mountain is offering The Land of OZ, theme park located at the top of Beech Mountain. Guests may
take the lift to this absolutely stunning landscape where 44,000 yellow bricks set the adventures through an Enchanted
Forest at the peak of Beech Mountain, 5506’ above sea level.

This is a limited capacity special event. Attendees are expected from across the Eastern seaboard. Purchase tickets soon
to secure admission, the event is likely reach capacity.

Discount 3-Day passes are available for a limited time at the “Keys to the Castle” rate of $115.00 plus fees at

Local lodgings are filling up fast, please reserve your space on Beech Mountain soon by contacting the Beech Mountain
TDA at 1-800-468-5506 during normal business hours. There are campgrounds in the area with shuttle service to and
from the event. There will also be limited bus service provided to Boone & Banner Elk areas. Shuttle service routes and
times will be posted closer to the event date. More information at http://gnarniathefestival.com