River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineup & schedule

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The Live Nation-sponsored River's Edge Festival at Harriet Island has finally unveiled its lineup. As expected, Tool and Dave Matthews Band will headline the offerings held on Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24.

The event is intended to rejuvenate the St. Paul park destination on the Mississippi River, and attract about 40,000 locals. Harriet Island had dormant summers for the first time in decades when Taste of Minnesota was halted in 2010 following years of financial struggles. True to St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman's predictions, the event will host a couple of stages, and some local acts will be involved. The full lineup is below.

River's Edge Festival 2012 lineup

SATURDAY, JUNE 23:
TOOL • SUBLIME with ROME • BRAND NEW • MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK • COHEED AND CAMBRIA • DATSIK • SCISSOR SISTERS • BLAQSTARR • KINKY • THE WHIGS • GARDENS & VILLA • AN HORSE • QUIETDRIVE • YAWN • THE ROPE

SUNDAY, JUNE 24:
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND • THE FLAMING LIPS • PUSCIFER • POLICA • AWOLNATION • DIPLO • MUTEMATH • DELTA SPIRIT • K. FLAY • AM & SHAWN LEE • MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND • CIVIL TWILIGHT • HEY ROSETTA! • KIDS THESE DAYS • YUNA

For those of us who enjoy reading press releases, note that:
Local artists POLICA, MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, QUIETDRIVE and THE ROPE will add a little "Minnesota Nice" to the international lineup.  A local flavor will also be evident, as some of Saint Paul's famous eateries, food trucks and artisans will be showcasing their wares. 
One day wristbands are $65. Wristbands go on sale Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. Wristbands are available until May 19 at 8 p.m. only at the Xcel Energy Center box office with no service charge. Two day wristbands are $110. More information at the River's Edge Music Festival site here.

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S. Abdul Otherwise Himself
S. Abdul Otherwise Himself

This honestly isn't my brand of music, but but BUT this lineup's 25 times stronger than the Saturday and Sunday leftovers posted at the last Taste.  At the minimum.  I'm rooting for the festival's success.

Molly Martinka
Molly Martinka

When does the festival end on Sunday? Need to know so I can decide whether to take Monday off of work.....

DMBer
DMBer

What is the deal with the tickets for this.  There are presales going on right now for $99 2-day passes (+ big fees) and the same $99 2-day passes go on sale at the Xcel Energy Center box office tomorrow without any fees.  So what's the benefit of the presale?  Isn't it all GA seating, so the presale doesn't get you into a better area?  Also, does anyone know anything about single day tickets reportedly going on sale sometime in May?  Same seating area for those?  

Snakeyes612
Snakeyes612

I'm going for TOOL and coheed and cambria

Kbtwinsp
Kbtwinsp

I love all kinds of music but this concert is definitely not worth the 100$ that is being charged to get in to see the shows. Theres like 5 good bands and half of those bands you can see at 1st ave for like 10$.

Jon
Jon

I am confused by Hey Rosetta! and Yawn playing. Are they really popular now or something? Because two years ago no one was adding it at radio. 

Zetha lewis
Zetha lewis

How would a musician get into your line up to play at your Festival???

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

Quietdrive is still around?

Bestguest
Bestguest

Aren't you required to disclose that you're sponsoring this festival if you're going to pretend it's news? I'm guessing you're sponsoring it, since the logo is obnoxiously tiled behind every article I've read on the CP website today. Maybe disclose that if you ever hope to be considered a professional news source (uproarious laughter).

Serotoninsnax
Serotoninsnax

Super fun time ahead. Haters stay home and pout.

Dogturd DRE
Dogturd DRE

I'm sure DMB fans will just LOVE Mutemath. I'm sure Tool fans will just LOVE Quietdrive. Get real.

funkblaster
funkblaster

I'm just pumped to have something like this happening in the Twin Cities.  We are never going to make everyone happy..but this should satisfy a number of different tastes... 

Cbats
Cbats

This is kind of what I go to festivals for, weird collection of bands I wouldn't see otherwise. 100 dollars to see Tool, DMB, and the Flaming Lips seems like a great deal to me.

Jen Boyles
Jen Boyles

I'd go for Diplo, Datsik, Scissor Sisters, Polica and Blaqstarr.  

Mike W
Mike W

Strange mix of genres in this lineup. Id go for $100 but no more

Whiney
Whiney

Piss poor local talent selections. Polica's cool though.

Shaneuw
Shaneuw

That's cool that at least one local picked up on the fact that absent a major promoter-backed festival, most of these acts wouldn't stop to wipe their ass on Minnesota, much less play a solo show. But since you're just about the only one, that should ensure future local concerts feature acts obscure enough to satisfy the hipster self-worth requirements apparent in comments above. I mean, who would be caught dead at a DMB concert when you could be jacking your dorm roomies off at the Dragons Power Up! show whilst wearing your Freedom From Doubt bowtie to show how cool and original you are?

Cbats
Cbats

I'm completely guessing here but I would assume it ends at 10. Most outdoor festivals in cities are only able to get sound permits till 10. It certainly won't go that late.

Guest
Guest

 Pretty much, but if you pick them up at the Xcel box office by the 20th you don't have to pay the $20 in additional fees.

Kmanuto
Kmanuto

 Absolutely! Gonna be a great concert. Tool's only US date!

magdalena
magdalena

That is not true...you know it.

Reed Fischer
Reed Fischer

I'm confused because I don't enjoy Yawn.

Dogturd DRE
Dogturd DRE

Oh yeah, they really kissed Live Nations ass with this peice. How much more matter-of-fact could it be? I'm sure you've never done anything for money though. What purity!

Reed Fischer
Reed Fischer

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JahJahJahJah
JahJahJahJah

We will. Have fun with the DMB fans in their bro-shorts and flops, and all the old metal-heads who haven't bothered to listen to new music since 2002.

Smb282
Smb282

 It'll be especially rough being tied down in front of the stage for the shows you aren't interested in, too. Get real yourself, paint-eater.

jeff
jeff

who is Blaqstarr? i only know Black Star :/

gogo quickly
gogo quickly

tool is the only band on the list worth paying for

Zach Pasdoe
Zach Pasdoe

What bands / artists would make a great lineup?  I can't wait for your response.

Smb282
Smb282

 You mean you and the rest of the sexually confused hipsters won't be there because the acts aren't hipster enough? That's it, I'm definitely going then.

Jen Boyles
Jen Boyles

Popular Baltimore club DJ whose big 'hit' was 'Shake It To The Ground'.  Fun stuff to dance to.

Chris Tanders
Chris Tanders

Anyone relevant would be a nice addition. I would have loved this lineup in 2007, not so much now.

JustinMaki99
JustinMaki99

What makes someone relevant? We're not in the court of law...lol.

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