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Area Festival
Location(s)North America (touring)
Years active2001–2002

The Area Festival was a music festival founded by popular electronic musician Moby, who asserted that he was "in large part, inspired by the ethos of Lollapalooza",[1] and wished to create a similarly "genuinely eclectic, interesting, alternative music festival". Moby organized the first such festival, called Area:One in 2001, and the sequel tour Area2, in 2002. The festival is currently on indefinite hiatus. The festival featured diverse genres of music. Besides headliner Moby, the main stage mostly featured rock and pop acts. The second stage was an air-conditioned tent where electronic, dance and smaller bands performed.


The 2001 Area:One acts included Moby, OutKast, The New Deal, Carl Cox, Nelly Furtado, Incubus, Paul Oakenfold, The Roots, The Orb, New Order, and Rinôçérôse.

The 2002 Area2 acts included Moby and David Bowie in alternating headlining slots: as well as Ash, Blue Man Group, and Busta Rhymes.

The festival also featured a DJ tent with a rotating list of artists.

The main sponsors for the tour were Intel, KMX, and Pepsi.


This concert in 2001 featured:

Area:One tour dates

Area:One was a three-and-a-half-week touring festival in the Summer of 2001.

Date City Country Venue
July 11, 2001 Atlanta United States Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre
July 13, 2001 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 14, 2001 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
July 15, 2001 Wantagh Jones Beach
July 16, 2001
July 18, 2001 Mansfield Tweeter Center
July 19, 2001 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21, 2001 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Center
July 22, 2001 Toronto Canada The Docks
July 24, 2001 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Center
July 25, 2001 Tinley Park Tweeter Center
July 26, 2001 Saint Paul Midway Stadium
July 28, 2001 Denver Mile High Stadium
July 31, 2001 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 2, 2001 Vancouver Canada Thunderbird Stadium
August 3, 2001 George United States Gorge Amphitheatre
August 5, 2001 Devore Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion


This concert in 2002 featured:

Main Stage

Stage Two:

Area2 tour dates

Area was a three-week touring festival in the mid-2002.

Date City Country Venue
July 28, 2002 Washington, D.C. United States Nissan Pavilion
July 30, 2002 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
July 31, 2002 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
August 2, 2002 Wantagh Jones Beach Theatre
August 3, 2002 Mansfield Tweeter Center Boston
August 5, 2002 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre
August 6, 2002 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Center
August 8, 2002 Tinley Park Tweeter Center Chicago
August 10, 2002 Denver Pepsi Center
August 13, 2002 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater-Irvine
August 14, 2002 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 16, 2002 George The Gorge Amphitheatre

Due to illness, DJ John Digweed was unable to attend the final event of the tour. DJ Tim Skinner was also unable to attend.

See also


  1. ^ " : David Bowie : Moby Taps Busta, Bowie, More for Area2". Archived from the original on May 19, 2004. Retrieved January 11, 2022.