Portland’s largest music festival, Musicfest NW, announced its 2012 lineup today. It has 150 bands playing at 16 clubs all over Portland and includes Girl Talk, Beirut, Passion Pit, Dinosaur Jr, & More.
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2012 Musicfest NW Info & Lineup:
From press release:
September 5-9, 2012 | Porltand, Oregon
More info: http://musicfestnw.com/
- $125 for an all-inclusive wristband that gets you into all three outdoor shows and the rest of the five-day festival.
- $75 for a ticket to one of the three outdoor shows (Silversun Pickups, Girl Talk, or Beirut) and a wristband for admission to the rest of the festival.
MusicfestNW is once again returning to the historic Pioneer Courthouse Square—Portland’s civic living room—for three picturesque outdoor headlining performances at Levi’s Pioneer Stage headlined by shoegazing alternative rockers Silversun Pickups (Sunday, Sept. 9), mashup superstar Girl Talk (Saturday, Sept. 8), and the world music-tinged indie folk of Beirut (Friday, Sept. 7).
Beyond the Square, MusicfestNW will once again take over the city of Portland for five days, with 150 bands playing at 16 clubs all over the city. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, electropop upstarts Passion Pit headline the Crystal Ballroom (the band also plays the next night) and reunited post-hardcore titans Hot Snakes play the Roseland Theater. The alt-country act Old 97’s playing their seminal record Too Far to Care front-to-back, the beautiful folk tunes of The Tallest Man on Earth, local atmospheric rockers The Helio Sequence, local heroes Hazel reuniting for Cavity Search Records 20th anniversary show, rising hip-hop phenoms Yelawolf and Danny Brown, A-Trak DJing on the Nike Sportswear stage, and the debut of the Red Bull Common Thread series featuring guitar heroes Dinosaur Jr. with sets from the bands’ two offshoots, Sebadoh and J. Mascis. The festival also features Critics’ darlings Ceremony, Julia Holter, Lightning Bolt, The Men, Fucked Up, Trust, and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart will all be performing special sets of over the September weekend.
Willamette Week is also proud to announce the debut of its very own tech conference to coincide with MusicfestNW. Portland has a rich and underrated tech scene, and in its first year, Portland Digital eXperience (PDX) will extend the MusicfestNW beyond music to embrace the technology and startup community by featuring conversations with leading thinkers, both local and from outside Portland. The event, held September 6-8, will focus on individuals who exemplify an “attention to detail, creativity, and the craft of building compelling experiences.” Among the confirmed speakers are Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co., Evan Doll of Flipboard, James Keller of Walmart Labs, and Chris Teso of Chirpify.
Previous MFNW performances include: The National, The Decemberists, Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse, Vampire Weekend, TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, Spoon, Iron & Wine, M. Ward, Built to Spill, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Panda Bear, Black Lips, Band of Horses and The Silver Jews.
Festival wristbands and tickets for shows at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Crystal Ballroom, Roseland Theater, and Aladdin Theater go on sale on Friday, June 1 via Cascade Tickets. Festival wristbands are on sale at two price points:
2012 Musicfest NW Lineup:
The Tallest Man On Earth
The Helio Sequence
Old 97′s performing Too Far To Care
Trampled By Turtles
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
King Khan & the Shrines
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Sloan performing Twice Removed
Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three
I Break Horses
DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Gardens & Villa
The Builders and The Butchers
Bobby Bare Jr.
The Soft Moon
Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings
Sad Baby Wolf
These United States
The People’s Temple
The Drowning Men
And And And
Quest For Fire
Pure Bathing Culture
Dante vs. Zombies
Arrington De Dionyso
Casey Neil & The Norway Rats
DJ Cooky Parker
Snow Bud & The Flower People
The Dangerous Boys Club
The Needful Longings
The Suicide Notes