First it was New York, and now Philadelphia is stepping up as the potential hub of the East Coast festival scene. Popped! is back, and Riot Fest East has already announced theyre setting up shop for a day. As it turns out, that day is part of the Philadelphia Film & Music Festival (a.k.a. Philly F/M Fest), and now the rest of the initial lineup has been revealed.
Promising at least fifteen headline-level artists of all music genres, the immediate standouts are Deadmau5, Opeth, Jukebox the Ghost, Silverstein, The Head and The Heart, and Sharon Van Etten, in addition to Riots previously announced Descendents, Dead Milkmen, Naked Raygun, X performing their album Los Angeles, and others.
Other notables on the Philly F/M bill include Marissa Nadler, Hoots and Hellmouth, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Reading Rainbow, Nicos Gun and Viva Voce. Also appearing will be Buried Beds, White Birds, Toy Soldiers, Neutral Uke Hotel, Papertrees, and many more. You can see the full lineup on the Festival Outlook page.
The second incarnation of the Philly F/M Fest will run from September 22nd through the 25th, with Riot Fest falling on the 24th. Located mainly in the areas of Fishtown and Northern Liberties, the festivities will take place in over 15 indoor and outdoor locations, including The Festival Pier, Trocadero Theater and World Café Live.
In addition, the first films to be shown during the four day event have been revealed. Included on the agenda are a Jay Reatard documentary entitled Better Than Something, Echotone about the culture of music in Austin, TX, The Replacements doc Color Me Obsessed, and a Dutch short about Dan Deacon called Hilvanbeek.
Tickets are currently listed at $80 and go on sale July 1st, and the price of admission includes access to RiotFest.