MusicfestNW 2011 Initial Lineup Announced

    Now in its 11th year, Portland, Ore.’s MusicfestNW is set to kick off Sept. 7 and run for five days with a lineup that’s region-centric. Luckily for everyone involved, the Northwest has long been home to one of the country’s best music scenes. There are plenty of hometown, or at least regional, heroes on the bill, including Band of Horses, Shabazz Palaces, Blind Pilot, Blitzen Trapper, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

     

    But the folks behind the festival clearly aren’t sticking solely to the Northwest. Explosions in the Sky, the Kills, Olivia Tremor Control (!), Butthole Surfers, Archers of Loaf, and Iron & Wine are some of the event’s top performers.

     

    Festival wristbands and tickets for venue-specific shows go on sale this Friday, June 3. Wristbands are on sale at two different prices. If you throw down $115, it’s an all-inclusive wristband that gets you into all three outdoor shows and the rest of the five-day festival. But if you pay $70, it’s for a ticket to one of the three outdoors shows (Band of Horses, Explosions in the Sky, or TBD band) and admission to the rest of the festival.

     

    Head to the festival site for more information. View the initial lineup below in alphabetical order.

     

    A Storm of Light
    Akimbo
    Alela Diane
    Anais Mitchell
    And And And
    Archers
    Archers of Loaf
    Avi Buffalo
    Band of Horses
    Bare Wires
    Beat Connection
    Big Freedia
    Black Prairie
    Blind Pilot
    Blitzen Trapper
    Blouse
    Boat
    Bobby Bare Jr.
    Butthole Surfers
    Caleb Klauder
    Cass McCombs
    Celilo
    Centro-Matic
    Charles Bradley
    Climber
    Crooked Fingers
    Crypts
    Dam-Funk & Master Blaster
    Dangerous Boys Club
    Death Songs
    Dennis Coffey
    Diesto
    Dirty Beaches
    Dirty Mittens
    DJ Anjali
    Dolorean
    E Rock
    E3
    Elitist
    EMA
    Emily Wells
    Eternal Tapestry
    Explosions in the Sky
    Fernando
    GIVERS
    Glass Candy
    GRAIL
    Hammerhead
    Handsome Furs
    Heavy Cream
    Holcombe Waler
    Horse Feathers
    Iron & Wine
    Jared Mees & the Grown Children
    Jeffrey Jerusalem
    Joe Pug
    Kelly Blair Bauman
    Kylesa
    Lifesavas
    Little Dragon
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Mad Rad
    Marius Libman
    Mnemonic Sounds
    Monarques
    Morning Teleportation
    Natasha Kmeto
    Nether Regions
    Neurosis
    Old Light
    Olivia Tremor Control
    Operative
    Phantogram
    Pierced Arrows
    Pig Destroyer
    Portland Cello Project
    PS I Love You
    Purple & Green
    Quiet Life
    Rabbits
    Rebecca Gates
    Reporter
    Rhett Miller
    Richmond Fontaine
    RTX
    Sean Flinn & the Royal We
    Sebadoh
    Shabazz Palaces
    Sharon Van Etten
    Sleepy Sun
    Soft Kill
    Talkdemonic
    Ted Leo
    Tennis
    The Angry Orts
    The Antlers
    The Dimes
    The Gaslamp Killer
    The Globes
    The Hood Internet
    The Horrors
    The Incredible Kid
    The Joy Formidable
    The Kills
    The Ladybug Transistor
    The Minders
    The Miracles Club
    The Moondoggies
    The Needful Longings
    The Soft Moon
    The Thermals
    The Vaccines
    The Wizard Rifle
    Thee Oh Sees
    Thornes
    Thousands
    Transient
    Twin Sister
    TxE
    Ty Segall
    Typhoon
    UME
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra
    Violet Isle
    Viva Voce
    WEINLAND
    White Hills
    Wild Ones
    Witch Mountain
    Y La Bamba
    Yacht
    YOB
    You Am I
    Zuzuka Poderosa