Great Idea festival organizer Doug Hoffman has announced that influential alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols will headline the second annual lineup at Enchanted Forest. The festival is scheduled for Friday, August 5, and will include K Records owner, Calvin Johnson with his band The Hivedwellers, as well as popular regional acts Brainstorm, Jared Mees and The Grown Children, Symmetry/Symmetry, Sons of Huns, Sexy Water Spiders, Massive Moth, Youth and Hello Electric.
Tickets are $20 for the full event (includes park admission), and will be available at Ranch Records (237 High St. NE) and at Enchanted Forest (8462 Enchanted Way SE, Turner). The performances listed above will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at four different locations throughout the park, but there will be free acoustic performances (with park admission: $9.95 for adults, $8.95 for children 3-12 and senior citizens, and free for children two-and-under) in the afternoon during regular park hours.
A complete roundup of performers will be available in the next edition of the Salem Weekly.
The Dandy Warhols achieved their most commercial success ten years ago with the hit single “Bohemian Like You,” which was featured on various commercials, TV shows, video games and movies, and reached #28 on the U.S. Billboard’s “Hot Modern Rock Tracks,” and #5 on the U.K. singles chart. They also received significant attention for their part in the Sundance Festival-winning 2004 documentary “Dig!” which notoriously chronicled the careers of the psychedelic rock outfit The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols.
Often associated with the mod revival of the late 90s, The Dandy Warhols achieved more success in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe with the hit singles “Not If You Were The Last Junky On Earth” (1997) and “We Used To Be Friends” (2003), and were a college rock staple in the U.S. during that era.
However, though their days of MTV-level notoriety are behind them, The Dandy Warhols have a significant cult following – especially in the Northwest – so the band will almost certainly help sell out the iconic whimsical theme park.
Former Salemites Typhoon headlined the festival in 2010, along with Wampire, The Peculiar Pretzelmen, Reporter, Skeletron, Ghost to Falco, and Sons of Huns.
For Enchanted Forest ticket information, visit EnchantedForest.com.
UPDATED TICKET INFO: Tickets to the event are now available at Ranch Records Salem location, 237 High St. NE.
[Editor's note: Salem Weekly is proudly one of the sponsors of Great Idea at Enchanted Forest.]