Bulladora Is The Latest Entrant To Dallas’ Crowded Fest Landscape. Here’s What We Know.
Does Dallas need another music festival? It’s a question we oft ask ourselves around these parts, typically in conjunction with news like Plano’s Suburbia Fest getting ditched after a disappointing inaugural run, Arlington’s TimeScape Fest getting preemptively scrapped and Dallas’ Music District Festival that, by all accounts, should have been abandoned at the first sign of rain.
North Texas’ festival circuit is a somewhat ruthless one, and there are certainly no shortages of music fests that take place around these parts in a given year. The question over whether or not we’ve hit peak festival is one that we can’t help but ask every time we hear of another first-time fest joining the fray.
As you’ve probably gathered: Today is one of those days. On the weekend of June 3, 4 and 5, something called the Bulladora Music Experience will take over the unlikely greenspace that is Dallas’ Reverchon Park. The boutique indie-pop festival will try to set itself apart by “[focusing] not on quantity, but on quality in every aspect of the event,” as well as providing a number of experiences beyond simply a handful of niche music performances.
Some of those experiences, organizers say, include “hot air balloon rides, a pug petting zoo and quirky custom lawn games,” though they say those “just scratch the surface of the eccentricity and spontaneity in store.” Assuming they found a taker from a Craigslist post last month, that spontaneity might include “an adventurous couple willing to exchange vows in front of thousands this June at the biggest party in Dallas!”
Beyond that, here’s everything else we know so far:
• The fest’s first day, Friday June 3, won’t feature any music but rather a screening of an unnamed documentary.
• The following two days will see performances from six bands apiece. At this moment, we can confirm indie darlings Yeasayer and synth poppers Great Good Fine OK as among the slated performers.
• The rest of the lineup will be announced on Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m.
• Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday as well, with GA weekend passes going for $99 and single-day tickets for $49.
• The production company helping throw Bulladora is Events Southwest, which is the company responsible for the Dallas Marathon, a handful of other notable marathons and 5Ks, and also those monthly lawn parties that take place at the base of Reunion Tower over the summer.
• Beyond music and spontaneous experiences, Bulladora will also feature food and drink stations “from coveted local hot spots,” plus art and opportunities to glamp in VIP teepees.
We’ll keep you posted as more details come to light.