In just one week, one of Philadelphia’s best kept secrets returns to the Poplar section of the city, and the Ukie Club on Franklin. Last year, SENSORiUM Music & Arts Festival took over the grassy lawn that surrounds the old Ukrainian-American Citizens Association and turned it into an urban oasis of sight, sound, and revelry. Hoping to build on last year’s excitement, the festival is back with bigger and better plans, and a stellar collection of artists, to boot.
With an abundance of art, music, and shenanigans in store for 2019’s festivities, SENSORiUM centers itself on all things jam-based and psychedelic. Bringing an eclectic mix of music guaranteed to tickle every funky bone in your body, the lineup boasts an exceptional slew of artists featuring headliners El Ten Eleven, Tobacco, Tweed, and Space Bacon. A perfect concoction of jam-tronica and psychedelia that will guarantee the attendees are well-entertained throughout the course of the day.
For those looking for a little more bass to twitch their nethers, the ever-present Philadelphia natives: 5am Trio will also be in attendance. With other crowd-pleasing electronic acts such as Smigonaut, Malakai, Agent Zero, and GoldenSpiral, there’s surely something in store for anyone looking to get their glitchy, bassy, groove on.
While the lineup itself is nothing short of fantastic, the collection of art, vendors, and local cuisines are nothing to shake a stick at. The up-and-coming Philadelphia collective The Progressive Art Society has been tasked with bringing a wide-variety of visual artists (as well as a custom designed stage), to the grounds. Based on past events that have garnered the help of pARTS, there will surely be plenty of gorgeous artwork, live painters, and projection-mapped visual displays to rattle your retinas.
Boasting a well-rounded lineup that includes over 20 artists, three stages, and artists-at-large who plan on sitting in with a variety of musical acts, SENSORiUM is the one end-of-summer bash you don’t want to miss. Because of this, we’re giving away one GA Pass to the event! Simply like SENSORiUM on Facebook, RSVP as “Going” on the event page, share this post, and tag a friend in the comments for your chance to win! Contest begins today, August 19th and runs until Thursday, August 22! Good Luck!