Get a First Look at Insomniac & C3 Presents' Medieval-Themed Festival Middlelands

Middlelands at the Texas Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds
Rebecca Britt

Kristian Nairn, DJ and esteemed actor best known as Hodor from HBO’s Game of Thrones, at Middlelands at the Texas Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds in Todd Mission, Texas.

Details have finally emerged concerning Insomniac and C3 Presents' joint music festival Middlelands, and it's unlike any music festival we've ever heard of.

Situated in a permanent Renaissance festival on 60 acres of Texas woodland May 5-7, 2017, the medieval-themed event is shaping up to be some kind of time-traveling mix of Electric Forest, Electric Daisy Carinal and Game of Thrones. The crews behind EDC and Austin City Limits Music Festival even tapped GoT's Kristian Nairn to star in the event's video preview, which features a lot of jousting and raving and other lively era-appropriate activities.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 6, and attendees are encouraged to join “Sound Camps,” pre-approved groups permitted to bring large-scale sound systems to keep the music going across the area after hours. Learn more about the Sound Camps online, look out for three-day passes on sale at the Middlelands website, and check the crazy preview video below.

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