We Knew It! GRiZ Confirmed as Minus Zero Headliner, How to Win Minus Zero Tix Here
In an article published January 20th on our website—linked below—we recognized Pierce Fulton as Vermont’s Minus Zero Fest’s second headliner, and speculated that Grant Kwiecinsk might just follow as the festival’s third headliner to be announced.
You won’t find the name “Grant Kwiecinsk” on any festival lineups from this year or past years, but you will find his stage name, “GRiZ” touted on posters for various 2017 festivals, including Middlelands, Shaky Beats, Okeechobee, and now Minus Zero. The festival took to Facebook and Twitter to announce GRiZ as the third headliner of the chilly winter sports/EDM festival earlier this afternoon, albeit an announcement that was hardly “news” for those who read our January 20th feature on the festival, where our catch of a mistimed NV Concepts tweet accidentally revealed the third headliner’s identity a bit too early. Although the tweet was quickly deleted, we managed to get a screenshot of the announcement before it disappeared.
GRiZ rounds out what is now a powerhouse trifecta of performing talent, with dub deity, Bassnectar, the first headliner claimed by Minus Zero Fest, and Pierce Fulton the second. The festival’s securing of both Nectar and GRiZ indicates that the festival is taking a more bass/funk direction in its 2017 lineup—2016 notably featured the likes of Kaskade, Jauz, and Deadmau5, more “mainstream” names in dance music.
While it doesn’t seem likely that any Twitter or other social media slips will occur before the festival’s next lineup announcement to tip us off—however inadvertently—to additional headliners, one might follow Minus Zero Fest’s social media a bit more closely for subtle yet intentional hints. On January 20th, the festival alluded to its third headliner’s identity in a Facebook post that appears below. In its advertisement of the date on which the “talent announcement” would be made, the festival notably called the announcement a “BiG” one. That wasn’t a keyboard error, but a clear reference to GRiZ.
Paying attention to Minus Zero’s various social media accounts might not just yield covert hints concerning the identity of future “talent,” but free passes to the April 7-8th festival. Minus Zero awarded two two-day GA passes earlier today to two randomly selected Facebook users who shared the festival’s third headliner announcement. Keeping an eye on the festival’s Facebook account might just mean you could score an opportunity to head to Vermont to hit the slopes to a GRiZ set, and of course, we have you covered: all Minus Zero social media links appear. Is this the one time social media stalking is okay? It absolutely is.