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2020 High Water Festival Lineup Unveiled; Wilco, Nathaniel Rateliff to Headline



The High Water Festival, a celebration of music, food, and libations curated by popular local folk duo Shovels & Rope, has revealed the 2020 live music lineup.

Bands scheduled to appear include:

  • Wilco
  • Nathaniel Rateliff
  • Brittany Howard (of the Alabama Shakes)
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Mavis Staples
  • Andrew Bird
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Angel Olsen
  • Delta Spirit
  • Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
  • Wilder Woods
  • Liz Cooper & the Stampede
  • Strand of Oaks
  • The Felice Brothers
  • Shannon & the Clams
  • Seratones
  • Cedric Burnside
  • Indianola
  • Palm Palm
  • She Returns From War

The fourth annual festival will be held on April 18th and 19th, 2020 at North Charleston’s Riverfront Park. Each day’s schedule will be announced at a later date.

The Previous Buyers Pre-sale begins Wednesday, November 6th at 10 am, while the Public On-sale kicks off on Thursday, November 7th at 10 am. You can see the ticket types below:

  • General Admission
    • Access to all stages
    • Access to all food and bars (separately priced)
    • Access to the Merchandise Store and vendors
    • Water station with free refills
    • Prices start at $125 plus fees (payment plan available)
  • VIP
    • Access to all the amenities of General Admission
    • Access to a VIP viewing area located by the river and to the side of the Stono main stage, featuring two exclusive bars
    • Access to a reserved VIP viewing area by the Edisto stage (NEW to 2020)
    • Access to the VIP Village, featuring a private bar with a TV live streaming performances from the Stono main stage, a designated VIP merch pop-up store, and more (NEW to 2020)
    • Access to the Riverside Hang Area, featuring a private bar, shaded seating, air-conditioned restrooms, free popsicles, and a water refill station
    • Complimentary spa services, including massages and hair styling stations, as well as free flower crowns from Moonlight Iris Florals
    • Express entrance lane into festival
    • Reserved parking near the festival grounds
      • One parking pass per day included with each order
    • Daily Oyster happy hour with samples from Seaborn Oyster Co.
      • Daily oyster quantities are limited and available while supplies last
    • Complimentary coffee from Springbok Coffee Roasters
    • Commemorative High Water VIP gift package, including a t-shirt and more
    • Exclusive VIP food options for purchase from local vendors
    • Prices start at $469 plus fees (payment plan available)
  • Platinum Pearl Experience
    • Intimate chapel performance at the historic Eternal Father Of The Sea Chapel on Sunday morning, featuring Jeff Tweedy of Wilco
    • Access to pit viewing at the Stono main stage and Edisto stage with stocked coolers of complimentary assorted beverages
    • Access to the private Backstage Pearl Lounge, featuring: specialty cocktails by mixologist Craig Nelson of Proof, wine tastings with world-class Sommeliers Matt Tunstall of Stems & Skins and Femi Oyediran of Graft, a complimentary oyster raw bar with shucking lessons by Seaborn Oyster Co., air-conditioned restrooms, and more
      • Must be 21+ to consume alcohol
    • Hors d’oeuvres and tapas to enjoy along with up-close culinary demonstrations hosted and curated by James Beard Semi-finalist chef Jacques Larson and Friends, including Alexa Lira, Robin Hollis, Cynthia Wong, Bob Cook, and Janice Nguyen Hudgins
    • Complimentary beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages at designated Platinum Pearl Experience bars
      • Must be 21+ to consume alcohol
    • Golf cart transportation to and from the Platinum Pearl Experience reserved parking area to the Backstage Pearl Lounge and dedicated main festival entrance
    • Private entrance into the festival from the Backstage Pearl Lounge and an express entrance lane at the main festival entrance
    • Concierge services
    • Platinum Pearl Experience reserved parking
      • One parking pass per day included with each order
    • Commemorative Pearl merch package, including an exclusive poster of the chapel performance, limited edition t-shirt, and more
    • Access to all the amenities of General Admission and VIP

For more information, click here.

To stay up-to-date on all High Water Festival news, visit the official website here.



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