A collaborative effort between burgeoning NYC producer (and organizer of Brooklyn's Mutual Dreaming parties) Aurora Halal and longtime music writer and promoter Zara Wladawsky, the first-ever Sustain-Release festival is set to take place in upstate New York this September. Said to have been influenced by the pair's "formative experiences at various UK camping festivals... and private parties in the woods," the new festival will take place at a 500-capacity summer camp near the Catskills Mountains in Wurtsboro, New York, and will offer those attending shared cabins, heated pools, a lake, and a bonfire in addition to a solid line-up of forward-thinking electronic acts.
Sustain-Release's bill so far includes hardware aficionados such as Xosar and Blondes, as well as New Jersey talent Joey Anderson (pictured above) and Detroit producer MGUN. In addition, former Sandwell District member Rrose, Underground Quality boss DJ Jus-Ed, White Material affiliate Morgan Louis, and Aurora Halal herself are set to perform at the three-day festival, with more artists set to fill out the bill in the months to come. The inaugural edition of Sustain-Release will take place from September 12 to the 14, with tickets currently on sale now. Those seeking more information can head here.