Photo by  Jessica Hume. 

Y’all ready to get back to the music? 35 Denton is making a return in 2015 with its 5th festival. If you’ve been on social media at all this week, you’ve probably seen the first round of announcements already. We have, and they've had us smilin' like a possum chewing on yellow jackets this whole week. 

We recently got to talk to Andy Odom, Director of Social Media for 35 Denton, to get some specifics on what to expect during the March festival. Check out what he had to say below and then find a special 35 Denton playlist at the end. Merry Festivalmas, y'all!

Andy Odom

Andy Odom

We Denton Do It: Yo, Andy! What is new this year for the festival as a whole? 

Andy Odom: Each year there’s something new, or at least, something different. For this year, we’re looking to refocus and reconfigure the experience. There’s one less day and an updated venue list. We hope that means a stronger and more concentrated experience for attendees.

Who are you most excited to see (so far)? 

Obviously, I’m excited to see The Zombies. Oracle and Odyssey is an absolute classic album, and it’s going to be amazing to see them in downtown Denton. I’m also looking forward to seeing S U R V I V E from Austin. I caught their FunFunFun Nites set in Austin a few weeks ago, and they’re pretty incredible

When will we know about other artists?

We’re working on the next announcement now and expect it to be ready in a couple of weeks. We expect at least two more announcements, but then, there are a lot of things in the works that I can’t talk about yet, so there might be some surprises.

What kind of experience should the festival goers expect for 2015? 

Our goal is that this year the fest is more intimate, more immediate, but just as fun and full as previous years. We’re always trying new things to create the best experience as possible and we’re always listening to feedback from attendees, so we’re always playing with the formula a little bit.

Will the festival be back for 2016

Work for 35 Denton 2016 will begin on March 16, 2015. 

Based on years past, we are excited about a more intimate, more immediate festival, too! Thanks, Andy!

In addition, the good people over at 35 Denton made a playlist with some of their favorite tracks from the already released artists. We’d be lying if we said we hadn’t been jamming it for a couple of days now. Check out the playlist below and let us know your favorite tune in the comments below.