A posted about a group using Kickstarter to fund their steampunk music festival a while back. Well they met their goal and now it is time to talk about what they have planned.
It is a is a music festival from another time. The Woodstock of an alternate past, where airships filled the skies and swing combines with both gothic and electronic, and people were top hats and corsets. There will be music, dancing, vendors, and food carts. Also giant walls of glass to watch the sun set over the bay, the Blue Angels flying over head, and ships racing in an America Cup regatta.
Bands appearing at the fest include the voice of steampunk music Abney Park, 80’s New Wave act turned steampunk musician Thomas Dolby, folk punk cabaret duo Frenchy and the Punk, 8-piece band part rumba band part cinematic chamber group El Radio Fantastique, jump swing from hell by Lee Presson & the Nails, pioneers of steampunk music Vernian Process, US’s one and only Electro Swing band Good Co., 4 piece post modern jug band 5 Cent Coffee, alternative rock with steampunk visual band Hydrogen Skyline, zombie punk cabaret band Victoria and the Vaudevillains, Industrial Ragtime band Parlor Tricks, folk-punk band Vagabondage, Victorian male singing group Brass Farthing, and DJ JsinJ.
Side show and variety acts scheduled to appear are bellydancer troupes Blackhoodygrrl, the Empress, and Firefly, aerialist Sommer Strangelove, special guest attendees Aether Brigade, and any more they can get before the then.
A large number of vendors will also be at the event. A special are for children under 6 will be set up for accompanying families to play with them or take care of various needs.
The same weekend there are other events in the area to check out. On Firday night, Strangelove: Undead Wedding, a gothic party, will be happening at the Cat Club in San Fran. The Steampunktoberfest Ball is on Saturday at the Masonic Lodge of San Mateo in Alameda. A unique festival that celebrates Oktoberfest and the Steampunk society. English dance band Bangers & Mash will play, dance worskops, food and drink, along with a special steampunk-inspired invention exhibition are all part of the festivities. Passes are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Tickets for Steamstock can still be purchased at $42 for adults and $22.50 for children under 12. A bundle pass for both Steamstock and Steampunktoberfest is $52. They also have a list of local hotels on their site.
Sounds like a blast for any steampunk fans, or fans of music in general, who can make it.