DES MOINES -- Grammy nominees and indie pop rock stars Death Cab for Cutie and the harmonically wicked The Avett Brothers will headline the fifth annual 80/35 music festival held in downtown Des Moines on July 6 and 7. The music festival will also feature the dangerous distortion of ‘90s alt-rock veterans Dinosaur Jr., jam band legends Leftover Salmon, hardcore punk rockers F****d Up, and hip-hop sensation Freddie Gibbs. Audiences will get to delight in the musical genius of Dan Deacon or chill in the park to the folksy melodies of Greensky Bluegrass. Along with the multitude of national acts, music fans will enjoy the homegrown talents of Iowa-based bands including Leslie and the Ly’s, The Sundogs, Maxilla Blue, and Mumford’s. The two-day music festival will feature nearly 40 acts on three stages. More than 30,000 music fans flock to Des Moines each year for 80/35. In its inaugural year, 2008, 80/35 placed Des Moines solidly on the national music map as a progressive force with headliners The Flaming Lips and The Roots. Iconic acts including Public Enemy, of Montreal, Girl Talk, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Ben Harper, Jakob Dylan, Drive-By Truckers, Broken Social Scene, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Modest Mouse, Spoon and dozens more have rocked the festival. Many more exciting national, regional, and local acts will be announced in early May.
Death Cab for Cutie, Avett Brothers, Dinosaur Jr all coming to 80/35
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