Last summers B.O.M.B (Bring Our Music Back) Fest was a one-day event in Durham, CT headlined by 30 Seconds To Mars and Lupe Fiasco. For their third edition, everything is getting bigger as the festival moves to Western Connecticut State University in Danbury for a two-day event featuring some 43 artists plus 25+ local acts. Yeah, this thing is gonna be huge (comparatively).
Set to take place over Memorial Day weekend (May 28th to the 29th), this year’s edition will be headed by Weezer and Snoop Dogg. Other notables include Wiz Khalifa, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Coheed and Cambria, George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic, The New Pornographers, Against Me!, Best Coast, Wavves, Titus Andronicus, Neon Trees, and State Radio.
But wait, theres more: Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience, HEALTH, RJD2, The Cool Kids, EOTO, Portugal. The Man, Man Man, Dum Dum Girls, The Felice Brothers, Dam-Funk and Freelance Whales are also on the bill. Further acts include Holy Fuck, Daedelus, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Dan Deacon, 12th Planet, Free Energy, Woods, Real Estate, Nosaj Thing, and The Hood Internet.
It keeps going (told you they went big): Toubabe Krewe, ESKMO, Small Black, River City Extension, Big Freedia, David Wax Museum, Roots of Creation, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, and Walk The Moon round out the lineup. Also, as mentioned, theyre looking to get at least 25 local artists involved in the festival, and if youd like to submit your band for a chance to play you can enter at their website here.
Pre-sale tickets are available for $89 GA and $299 for VIP. Pricing jumps to $99 and then $109 for GA once tickets go on regular sale at 6 a.m. on Friday March 4th, so get em while theyre hot. All proceeds benefit Bring Our Music Back, Inc., a group committed to providing music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives and community support and outreach. This years charitable initiatives include the formation of an Emerging Artists Scholarship Fun for WCSU. Check out the announcement video below, featuring the festivals young creator, Frankie Bombaci.