Downtown Music Festival announces 2014 lineup

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Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring is bringing back his winning intensity.
The esteemed folks at Downtown Records are bringing an excellent music festival to Minneapolis in September. Headlined by one of the breakout bands of the year, Future Islands, this grouping of acts represents a jolt to kick off the fall.

Hosted by the Skyway Theatre, events will be spread over the weekend of September 26-27 in the venue's Mainroom, Studio B, and Loft.

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Joining the masters of synth rock and dance will be shoegaze-metal extraordinaires Deafheaven, who absolutely dominated at Triple Rock earlier this year. L.A. electronic music purveyor Nosaj Thing is also a welcome addition to this eclectic bill of noise, experimental, and beat-driven artists. Representing the locals will be the young exuberance and heady pop songcraft of Hippo Campus.

The complete two-day lineup is as follows:

September 26
Deafheaven and Russian Circles at Skyway Mainroom ($21.50/$25)
Turquoise Jeep and Cakes Da Killa at The Loft ($16/$20)
TBD at Studio B

September 27
Future Islands, Bear Hands, and Hippo Campus at Skyway Mainroom ($23.50/$25)
Moon Boots at The Loft ($16/$20)
Nosaj Thing and Stu Larsen at Studio B ($16/$20)

Downtown Music Festival. $59 (GA), $76 (VIP) for a two-day pass to all events. Friday, September 26, and Saturday, September 27 at Skyway Theatre. More info. Tickets.

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The Skyway Theatre

711 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN

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25 comments
Jeremy Deysach
Jeremy Deysach

Does the $76.00 come with a $75.00 gift card to Ragstock so we can be all edgy?

Stefanie Toftey
Stefanie Toftey

Brianna Leigh Deihl I was wondering what Sam meant by Downtown Music Festival. I thought he was nuts.

Greg Applekamp
Greg Applekamp

I dunno how this is a festival either. Maybe if it was outside. The poster should read 2 days-not outside-overpriced-we fooled you!

zach.pasdoe
zach.pasdoe

So typical of Minnesotans to b*tch about the bands, ticket prices, and everything else.  You're all lucky the promoters chose Minneapolis as one of five cities for this event.  You're also lucky to have these bands come to flyover country.  I know you all have to deal with the cold for 8 months and mosquitoes for the remaining 4, but c'mon - be happy that you have the opportunity to enjoy live music.



Erica
Erica

Coachella this ain't. Hell it isn't even Lollapalooza for that matter. C'mon Minnesota. You can do better than this crap. And $76 for two days? What a rip off. I paid less for vip packages at concerts and still got my $$$'s worth.

jason.lupeituu
jason.lupeituu

They call this a fest?  It is 2 large shows at a shitty venue over 2 days..  


Turquoise Jeep?  Hippo Campus?  We have ran out of good band names. 

Jesse Rossi
Jesse Rossi

We could sit in an oven with a stereo and it would be about the same.

Meng Her
Meng Her

Turquoise jeep??? Seriously?!

Drew Ailes
Drew Ailes

uhhh why future islands dude look so much like ricky martin

Drew Ailes
Drew Ailes

UHHHHH why ten bands called "festival"? UHHHHH why ten band fest cost more than if you saw two shows consisting of five bands at any music venue?

Nathanial Grove
Nathanial Grove

Really cool lineup, Nosaj Thing and Russian Circles would be DOPE!.... But $76 for a first year festival? Here, have a big tall glass of #NOPE

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