Audiofeed Festival is music, arts, and community.
Music and Art is the center of what we tangibly “do”. Since our founding in 2013, we’ve hosted over 400 bands, screened movies, explored performance and visual art, and created space for our audience to share their music and art. The festival typically runs over the week and weekend leading into the 4th of July.
Our goal is to create an environment where unconditional love is nurtured, encouraged, and shared without regard for appearance, religious belief, race, societal status, or any other thing that separates us from each other in the world at large. We believe that the perfect example of that Love was expressed through Jesus Christ and we do our best in fitful and imperfect ways to follow His example. Exploration, questioning, doubts, fears, hopes, joys… all are welcomed and encouraged. Ultimately we’re people who want to support each other and experience great music and art with others who feel the same way.
Good music. No… actually, GREAT music. That’s really our only criteria. We tend toward creative music that is not necessarily “radio single” type material. From really mellow acoustic to hardcore and everything in between. With three stages focusing on different styles, there is something for almost everyone almost all the time. Some of our artists are expressly Christian. Many are not, but write music influenced by their faith journey. Some are expressly not Christian, but share our values of love and community and are working all of that out in the best way they can figure out. We like people like that.
Audiofeed began in 2013 in an effort to keep the core “family” of the Cornerstone Festivals of the past alive. Audiofeed is not Cornerstone. But it’s the same family, and similar spirit.
We formed a non-profit in 2014 to help us accept donations, but there is nothing behind Audiofeed but a handful of volunteers and the community that gathers each year. We are you. Want to help? We’re always ready to talk to people who want to get involved. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many will camp at AudioFeed. There is no additional charge, as any fees will be included in the ticket price. Parking is only a short distance from the camping areas.
There are limited RV spots available. There is an additional $80 charge for an RV spot with hook ups for the duration of the festival.
There are shower and bathroom facilities on the grounds. Our bathroom facilities are a mixture of both indoor and porta-potties.
For those of you who aren't into camping but are into supporting those who support AudioFeed, check out Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham-Champaign.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham-Champaign
101 Trade Center Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
Click here to visit their website
1302 N Coler Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
AudioFeed is held on the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, IL (the fair board, by the way, has been very generous to us - come check out the fair later in July). FYI, there is also a Champaign County and a City of Urbana in Ohio...that's not us. Urbana ILLINOIS... that's where we'll be.
If arriving from out of town - from almost any direction, the best access is from Interstate 74
Take exit 183 for Lincoln Ave
Turn South onto N Lincoln Ave
go 0.5 mi
Turn left onto W Bradley Ave/o Rd 1700 N
go 0.2 mi
Turn right onto N Coler Ave
go 0.5 mi
Destination will be on the left:
Champaign County Fairgrounds, 1302 N Coler Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Can I sell merchandise as AudioFeed?
Only approved vendors may sell on the grounds. Contact us by filling out the form on the CONTACT tab at the top of the page.
When should I arrive?
General admission begins at 8 AM on Thursday, July 4th. Early camping admission available Wednesday, July 3rd, starting at 12 PM.
Can I camp at AudioFeed?
Yes, tent camping is included in the cost of admission. Parking is approximately 100 yards from the camping area. Be prepared to pack your tent and gear a short distance. If you need a hand or have concerns getting your gear where it needs to be, let us know once you get here.
Can I bring my RV?
A limited number of RV sites are available on the ticketing page.
What if I'm not into camping?
Champaign-Urbana has many hotels near the venue. Hawthorne Suites is a generous supporter of AudioFeed. Please show them some love by staying at their Champaign location.
Are there bathroom and shower facilities?
Yes...both. Bathroom facilities are a mix of indoor and porta-potties. There are a few showers in the bathroom facilities on the fair grounds. These facilities are free and our rad volunteers come in to clean them before the fest, but they are still ol’ shower facilities on fair grounds so bring flip-flops if you don’t want to stand on the floors.
What do I eat?
Bring your own food, or buy food from our vendors.
Are open fires allowed?
No open fires are not allowed for cooking or any other purpose.
How much walking is required?
Very little. All will be conveniently located on the grounds, within about 200 meters. Look at the map for more info.
Can I rent or bring my own golf cart?
No, for the safety of pedestrians, golf carts are allowed for staff only. Every thing is within easy walking distance.
Can I bring pets?
No pets are allowed on the grounds. There are several pet boarding options in the area if you are so inclined. ADA Service animals are an exception.
Can I bring fireworks?
No fireworks are allowed.