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Tree huggers, funk fanatics, and hip-hop heads rejoice, for your time has come.

Beginning this evening, 25 acts from D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Virginia will descend upon 13 acres of privately owned land in Lingum, Va., for the eighth annual Mustock Outdoor Music Festival. This year, the public will able to attend the festivities, whereas in years’ past, only close family and friends could attend the festival, says Angela Barnes, an organizer for this year’s Mustock festival.

Also this year, Mustock will conclude Sunday with a ceremonial tree planting—-another first for the annual event, Barnes say.

The Mustock festival was created by Mustafa Akbar as a way to pay homage to D.C. artists, and get great use of his family’s land, which it has owned since 1882.

“Just as my mom’s siblings and their families and friends would gather for parties, fish fries and music, the tradition has been carried on,” Akbar said in a statement.

The list of performers include: Alexis Golden Lover, All Good Funk Alliance, Ancient Astronauts, Asheru and The ELs, Beetnix, The Breden Sound System, DJ Jahsonic, Farid, Fatso, Fort Knox Five, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, GODISHEUS, Lady Alma, Mz Munchie, Mustabar SoulBush, Nappy Riddem, Punk Rogers, Pure Light Seed, Rob Paine of Solomonic Sound System, SEE-I, Sleepy Wonder,  Tamika Love Jones, Tony Ozier and the Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Thunderball, and W. Ellington Felton

MUSTOCK 2010 BEGINS AT 5 P.M FRIDAY AND CONTINUES TO SUNDAY AT 23078 BATNA RD., LIGNUM, VA. $25-$65. (800) 594-8499.