It’s a hot summer night downtown, and I’m tucked away inside a hidden jazz club …
Last week MusicFest NW announced their initial 2015 lineup, and like last year’s version, it’s a doozy and highlights several different genres. One thing that’s different this year is the welcome addition of a few Friday night shows, which will include sets from Foster The People, Milo Greene, Lost Lander and Misterwives.
Here’s to hoping the corporate presence is a bit toned down from the previous year, and that the fest learned from last year’s mistakes, which had nothing to do with the music and everything to do with fan experience. Learning pains are to be expected with such a huge endeavor being moved from clubs to the waterfront though I suppose, and MFNW is doing a great job booking, so this year’s fest is shaping up to be an even better time.
Check out the festival’s press release below and click on the links for some great deals on early bird tickets.
The lineup features live performances from Foster The People, Modest Mouse, Beirut, Belle and Sebastian, Danny Brown, Twin Shadow, Battles and many more. View the three-day festival lineup below and for more information, go here. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. Follow MFNW on Twitter or Like MFNW on Facebook for access to exclusive pre-sales and early bird pricing.
Early bird tickets are on sale until they sell out. $105 for a three-day pass, $35 for a single day Friday ticket and $45 for a single day ticket on Sat or Sun. VIP passes are $300 for three day passes and single day VIP passes for $150.
MusicfestNW runs in conjunction with TechfestNW, a gathering of leading thinkers passionate about technology, design, entrepreneurship and innovation. Now in its fourth year TechfestNW showcases Portland as a digital and cultural hub. This summer TechfestNW moves to Revolution Hall on August 20 – August 21 (1300 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214). The speaker lineup will be revealed in the next few months. For more information and updates, go here.
MusicfestNW is a celebration of music that has grown over the course of fifteen years. Past performers include: The National, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Run The Jewels, HAIM, Spoon, Thundercat, Tune-Yards, The Black Keys, The Decemberists, Vampire Weekend, TV On The Radio, Beirut, Explosions In The Sky, Neko Case, Animal Collective, Wiz Khalifa, The Kills, Dinosaur Jr, The Hives, Built To Spill, Bad Brains, Sunny Day Real Estate and many more.
Words: Donovan Farley