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Ecliptic Festival Is Being Headlined by Angel Olsen & a Solar Eclipse

Indie star Angel Olsen is among the group of artists that has joined the lineup of Ecliptic, a singular four-day festival in Arkansas that will feature music performances, science presentations, expert panels and a one-of-a-kind view of a highly rare total solar eclipse.

On Wednesday (Feb. 28), Olsen, Dengue Fever, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and Mythbusters host Adam Savage joined a lineup that previously included Allah-Las, Blonde Redhead, Deerhoof, Shannon and the Clams, Sun Ra Arkestra, Mary Lattimore and a variety of speakers and specialists. Presented by Atlas Oscura, Ecliptic will be held at Cedar Glades Park outside Hot Springs, Ark. from Apr. 5-8.

The festival site is situated along the Path of Totality, allowing for a unique view of the eclipse that will occur in the afternoon of the fest’s final day. The next total solar eclipse that can be seen from the contiguous United States will occur in roughly two decades, on Aug. 23, 2044.

“We are thrilled to host this joyous celebration of the solar eclipse,” says Megan Roberts, Atlas Obscura’s VP of Experiential. “With science and nature by day and music by night, there will be something for everyone —  including 3.5 minutes of otherworldly midday darkness and thousands of fellow revelers to share the experience with. Whether attending the full weekend or just spending the day at this stellar eclipse viewing site, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a rare cosmic phenomenon in a truly unique way.” 

In addition to the music lineup, Ecliptic will offer sunset solar meditations, stargazing sessions, educational science seminars, film screenings and hiking explorations. Atlas Obscura is presenting Ecliptic in partnership with Low Key Arts, the producers of long-running indie festival Valley of the Vapors.

Click here for more info on Ecliptic Festival.

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