Saturday, June 12, 2010

Midpoint Music Fest.10 Returns to Cinci...

MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF) launched in 2002 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as an independent music festival and industry conference. The annual three-day event occurs each September in the city's downtown and historic Over-the-Rhine entertainment district. Founded by Cincinnati musicians Bill Donabedian, of Crosley, and Sean Rhiney, of Clabbergirl, the festival was acquired in 2008 by Cincinnati CityBeat, a weekly alternative newspaper.

Starting July 1st, tickets will be on sale at for only $39. These will provide access to everything the festival offers, including three days of showcases by hundreds of acts from around the world. Plus, only 3-day pass holders will receive clues and entry to the highly vaunted Secret Show.

MidPoint Music Festival 2010 will offer over 250 acts on 25 stages in three districts (Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and Newport) over three nights — with so much to see and hear, why waste time standing in line to pay cover charges at each club? Festival-goers in the know pony up for a three-day wristband and guarantee themselves smooth sailing.

Here is a lineup of confirmed acts so far (many more will be announced over the next several weeks): A Place to Bury Strangers (Brooklyn); Best Coast (Los Angeles); Caravan of Thieves (Bridgeport); Caribou (Dundas, ON); Clare and the Reasons (Brooklyn); Colour Revolt (Mississippi); Cults (New York); Drink Up Buttercup (Philadelphia); Fang Island (Brooklyn); Gaby Moreno (Los Angeles); Gringo Star (Atlanta); Ha Ha Tonka (Missouri); High Heels (Berlin, Germany); Holy Fuck (Toronto, ON); Justin Townes Earl (Nashville); Light Pollution (Chicago); Milktooth (Nashville); Phantogram (Saratoga Springs); plus/minus (Brooklyn); Pomegranates (Cincinnati); Richard Buckner (Brooklyn); Seabird (Cincinnati); Shiny and the Spoon (Cincinnati); Surfer Blood (West Palm Beach); Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (Washington); The Right Now (Chicago); The Strange Boys (Austin): The Sundresses (Cincinnati); The Tillers (Cincinnati); The Tony Castles (Brooklyn); Tom Tom Club (Aurora); Van Dyke Parks (Pasadena); Via Tania (Chicago); Wussy (Cincinnati).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great line up. Im looking forward to seeing Gringo Star again. They represent what I think is the heart of rock and roll. they just get up there and play. no frills or bs. songs with great melody and complex lyrics. I see them compared to bands like the Animals or early Kinks and that's pretty high praise but I think it's off the mark. all music is influenced by somebody else - I've listened to their album All Yall about a hundred times and just think it's the direction music needs to go. Also looking forward in a big way to A Place to Bury Strangers. Saw them in NY and they killed.

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