Conor to Headline 80/35 Festival; Circle Takes the Square, Nathaniel Rateliff tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , — @ 12:51 pm April 15, 2014
Conor playing Gigstock in NYC last week. He's been named as the headliner of the 80/35 Festival.

Conor Oberst playing Gigstock in NYC last week. He’s been named as headliner of the 80/35 Festival.

by Tim McMahan,

As we await the Maha Music Festival line-up announcement, which is coming this Thursday night at an event being hosted at fabulous O’Leaver’s, our friends to the east in Des Moines this morning announced the line-up to their 80/35 Festival July 4-5.

On top of the bill is our very own Conor Oberst, who is listed as the Friday night headliner. Conor will be on the road supporting his new solo record, Upside Down Mountain, out May 19 on Nonesuch. Other than Conor, not much else stands out in their line-up. In fact, Best Coast, Dawes, Envy Corp, Dr. Dog  and Ziggy Marley are the only other acts I recognize.

The 80/35 people say this is only the first announcement with more to come. After all, they have to fill 50 slots on three stages. Advance two-day tickets are on sale now for $49; one-day tickets for $29. VIP tickets are sold out. Day of tickets will run $80 for a two-day and $45 for a one-day. Is it worth it? Check out the rest of the line-up and decide for yourself.

Conor Oberst (headliner)
Ziggy Marley
Best Coast
Chicago Farmer
Max Jury
Bum Rap
Brother Trucker
Bonne Finken
Quick Piss

Dr. Dog
Xavier Rudd
Raz Simone
The Envy Corps
Caroline Smith
Shy Boys
Holy White Hounds
Aquamarine Dream Machine
Kris Adams

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Speaking of Conor, his label just released videos of seven new songs performed at Gigstock in NYC last week, right here. Check out “Lonely at the Top,” below…

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Celebrate tax day with Savannah progressive noise band Circle Takes the Square tonight at Slowdown Jr. Local folks Lightning Bug and Relentless Approach open. $10, 9 p.m.

Also tonight, Rounder Records artist Nathaniel Rateliff plays at The Waiting Room with Caroline Rose. $12, 9 p.m.

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