Wakarusa organizers plan new festival on Mulberry Mountain called Interstellar Meltdown

The organizers of the Wakarusa music festival today announced plans for a new event on Mulberry Mountain near Ozark.

Officials with Pipeline Productions said the new festival, called Interstellar Meltdown, will take place Oct. 1-3, 2021.

The event is a partnership with the creators of Ubbi Dubbi and Hangout, and will “embrace and embody all of what fans have come to expect at Mulberry Mountain,” according to a news release. “It will be a multi-sensory experience like no other.”

The lineup has not yet been announced, but a limited number of early tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23 at the festival’s website interstellarmeltdown.com. In addition, VIP passes, multiple camping options, and several other ways to customize the event experience will be available.

Pipeline produced Wakarusa for seven years on Mulberry Mountain before announcing that the 2016 event would not occur.

The announcement followed the cancelation of two other Pipeline-produced events. Both Thunder on the Mountain, a country music festival scheduled for late June 2015, and Phases of the Moon, scheduled for mid-October, were nixed in the weeks leading up to their start date.

Other events have since taken place at Mulberry Mountain, including Homegrown, Wakaan, and Backwoods, which is set for Aug. 26-29 this year.