Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I Know That You'll Recognize It's Summertime

Last summer, Des Moines surprised locals and nationals alike with a very successful inaugural 80/35 music festival featuring Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, and others. I was there for those two show and have to say it was quite the event for the stereotypical staid atmosphere of downtown Des Moines. I love when we can show the rest of the country that we appreciate a good time as much as anybody.

Organizers are at it again. Mark your calendars for July 3-4, 2009 for 80/35 2009.

Here's the deal: a limited number of two-day tickets for 2009 80/35 go on sale Saturday, March 7 at 10am through IowaTix.com. The tickets will be available at the low early bird price of just $60. For those seeking rock star status, a limited number of VIP passes will also be available for $100. This includes one two-day festival ticket, free and discounted food and beverages, preferred viewing area near main stage, access to separate restrooms, a lounge area, priority entrance, and select free official festival merch.
It's too early for announcements on artists, but...
What we can tell you is that 80/35 2009 will feature more than 40 acts over the course of two days in the paid and free areas. Top national acts. Local favorites. Up-and-comers. And industry icons. Keep your ears perked for a major band announcement in the coming weeks.
Industry icons? Cool. Can't wait.

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