There hasn’t been a bounty of festival news of late, but there still has been a few items of note. Let’s recap with a new edition of Festivals in Brief…
FloydFest 8: Revival:
Despite being less than a month away, Floyd Virginia’s FloydFest 8: Revival continues to expand its lineup. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Railroad Earth, Grupo Fantasma, Emmitt-Nershi Band, and Roses Pawn Shop are among the newest additions now scheduled to join the likes of Blues Traveler, Toubab Krewe, The Felice Brothers, EOTO, The Lee Boys, and Donna the Buffalo from July 23-26. Weekend passes are still available via Extremetix.com.
Virgin Festival Alberta:
Virgin Festival Alberta, the fourth of what will be five Canadian Virgin Festivals revealed its ’09 bill this week, and like the others, it’s features quite the hodgepodge of acts. Pearl Jam and Billy Talent will headline the event, scheduled to take place between August 8th and 9th at Canada Olympic Park, which also features Metric, Tokyo Police Club, White Lies, and Shot Out Out Out Out. Weekend and VIP passes can be had beginning Saturday, July 4th via virginfestival.ca.
The folks at the San Diego based Street Scene don’t appear all too set on their ’09 lineup. After all, since announced the bill a few weeks back, they’ve already added Busta Rhymes, Cage The Elephant, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, The Faint, Delta Spirit, Dungen, and Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible. Of course, it’s not like we’re complaining or anything! Street Scene goes down between August 28th and 29th. Get tickets at Front Gate Tickets.
Forward Music Festival:
Madison, Wisconsin’s Forward Music Festival is another one of those indie-friendly events to get excited about. What with Andrew Bird headlining and acts like Ra Ra Riot, Margot & Nuclear So & Sos, Rock Plaza Central, Wavves, Yacht, and Princeton also scheduled to perform, the $35 early bird passes for September 17-19 festival sound like a steal. Get them beginning July 10th via fmf09.com.