The late night sets are one of the best parts of Secret Dreams.

They say third time’s the charm, and this can definitely be true when it comes to festivals and large events. Secret Dreams Music & Arts Festival, however, has already had a solid first two years. Recently, year three was announced, and we can already tell it’s going to be the best one yet. Between an incredible lineup, an amazing location, and so much more, Secret Dreams has quickly earned its spot on our list of festivals to never miss.

This year’s Secret Dreams will take place in its same iconic location: Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. Up until a few years ago, when we heard the name “Legend Valley,” our minds instantly darted to Lost Lands Music Festival. In these last few years, however, Secret Dreams has made its own name for itself in the Valley with a more intimate, artistic vibe.

The artistic vibes at Secret Dreams are out of this world!
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Though the location remains the same, this year’s dates will be different. In the previous two years, Secret Dreams took place the third week of August. In 2024, the festival will take place about a month earlier on July 18-20. Falling right in the middle of the summer, these new dates will make it easier for those of you in school to attend and enjoy the festival as well!

Now, let’s talk about the fun part: the artists. Secret Dreams is known for its stellar lineups, which always feature a healthy amount of bass music, a daily dose of jam bands, and everything in between.

Kicking off the weekend, as always, will be the Wednesday night pre-party. Attendees can buy an early entry ticket that allows early access to the campgrounds as well as an exclusive event. This pre-party will feature Chalk Dinosaur, Zen Selekta, Yheti, and Barclay Crenshaw.

The nighttime vibes are just as magical as the daytime!
Photo by B.Hockensmith Photography

Returning for his third year, Tipper will play not one, but two sets. After he announced his future retirement earlier this year, seeing him on the lineup was a game-changer for many people. He will not only be playing on Saturday night this year, but will also be performing a Friday 420 set. If you’re trying to get as much Tipper in your life as possible before he stops performing live, this is definitely the place to do it!

Tipper isn’t the only artist we’re looking forward to seeing more than once. Barclay Crenshaw, Daily Bread, The Disco Biscuits, and The Werks are all playing two separate sets on different days. Papadosio is giving us an extra special treat by performing three separate sets!

There are lots of great artists returning to the lineup from one of the first two years, which goes to show you how special this event is, even to the performers. Jade Cicada, Lespecial, Mickman, Wreckno, and Detox Unit (who will play a sunrise set) are among some of the veterans that we’re excited to have back this year.

That being said, there are even more new artists on the lineup this time around. Some of the artists we’re excited to see grace the stage for the first time are G Jones, The Widdler, LYNY, Koan Sound, and many more. We’re also excited to see the festival branching out as it continues to grow, with an even more widely delectable musical menu. The Ivy Lab DnB set is sure to be one of the hottest items on this menu, and the Come Back To Earth: Mac Miller Live Band Tribute is sure to have us feeling all of the emotions.

The friends you make at festivals can last a lifetime!
Photo by B.Hockensmith Photography

In addition to all these huge names and more, Secret Dreams is known for its late-sets, insane renegade parties, and surprise B2Bs from your favorite artists. There’s so much more to do as well, like check out all the creative art installations, try your hand at Frick Frack Blackjack, shop at all your favorite vendors and food trucks, and just about anything your imagination can dream up.

Secret Dreams is much more than just a music festival. It’s a wonderland where you can go to escape and experience art in a unique setting next to like-minded people. To come experience one of our favorite weekends of the year with us, grab your tickets on the event website. See you in the Valley, Dreamers!

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