Patricia Johnson

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A Look Back: Together 2012

As we gear up for another successful year of the Together Festival (it’s less than a month away!), we wanted to take a look back on the festival’s previous years to get you mentally prepared for the exciting week of events that we have in store for May.

Fueled by the driving momentum from successful weeks in 2010 and 2011, the third year of Together in 2012 was a major turning point for the festival. The Together Center opened as festival headquarters on Mass Ave in Central Square, serving as a home base where attendees could participate in workshops and panel discussions, enjoy live streaming performances and art installations, and relax and recharge between events throughout the week. The Center, which will be back again in this year, provided a spot for musicians, artists, and fans to connect outside of the night club.

The lineup in 2012 highlighted the full spectrum of dance music, featuring artists like RJD2Nero,PhotekDillon FrancisTreasure FingersDubfireBig FreediaJohn BTodd EdwardsStarkey, and Mala.

Of course, as with both previous years, the 2012 lineup also included many local favorites, highlighting local talent and the thriving scenes that already exist within the Boston area. These names included Time WharpGlass TeethCasey DesmondEncanti, and MOON.

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Looking back on the past three years of the Together Festival, with all of the amazing shows we’ve attended and awesome people we’ve met, we have nothing but excitement for what’s to come in 2013. If you’ve had the pleasure of joining us in the past, trust us when we say that this year will be bigger and better than before. And if this will be your first Together experience… you’re in for a treat! Don’t miss out; buy your Together Pass today!