Back home and ready to rage, the 8Static Festival returns for its 5th year, doing what it does best: bringing both aspiring and experienced gaming artists together to take their talents to the stage, illuminating the audience with vibrant, mesmerizing pixels pulsing to the beat of 8-bit bliss.
What was once an idea to bring the impassioned chiptune community together to cultivate their craft evolved into a high-energy music festival that made its mark on the map as a spearhead of electronic art. With the help of the pixel-loving populace, and a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, the era of the synthwave, the lo-fi, and the 8-bit beats, continues to thrive.
Geeks, get your glow-sticks ready and head on down to the IceBox Project Space; doors open at 6 p.m. with a DJ set, followed by the first act at 7. The 3-day music festival, set from November 9 to 11, features movers and shakers such as Makeup and Vanity Set, Ilkae, and Striplicker, alongside with local legends like Cheap Dinosaur, Mage Hand, and Korine. Single and multi-day passes are available to guests, along with a viewing of the festival through their Twitch Stream.