music festival planning: so many recent announcements for summer

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this week alone, MFNW, decibel, and Doe Bay have announced summer lineups. start planning!

  • MusicFest NW just announced their lineup looking a whole lot like a NXNW-experience that makes a road trip to Portland look all the more appealing this September. Running from September 16th to the 19th in the city of roses, a $60 wristband will gain you no-cover admission to participating clubs, where the likes of Sunny Day Real Estate, Explosions in the Sky, Girl Talk, Bad Brains, the Get Up Kids, Monotonix, Mudhoney, Frightened Rabbit, Mount Eerie, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Grand Archives, Common Market, and about a hundred other bands will be playing (an extra $100 lets you skip the lines). [ticketswest]
  • A week later and closer to home, the Decibel Festival also just gave some hints at their lineup. Taking place over four days in Seattle (September 24 to 29), the festival includes visual art, workshops, panel discussions and cutting-edge electronic music performances. So far, the international cast of performers is scheduled to include Alex Under, Alter Ego, Andrew Weatherall, Benga, Boxcutter, Bruno Pronsato, Caspa, Daedelus, Goldmund, KiloWatts, Lusine, Mad Professor, Martyn, Mary Anne Hobbs , Megasoid, Mikael Stav√∂strand , Monolake,  Mountains,  Move D,  N-Type, Nosaj Thing ,  Pezzner, Reagenz, Spacetime Continuum,  Sub Swara, Tadeo, Tanner Ross,  Voodeux, The Wighnomy Brothers. Early bird passes are going for a cool $100, but only in limited quantities and if you order by July 24. [bpt]
  • And for something sooner and a bit more placid, Doe Bay will be hosting an intimate festival of their own in the middle of August. Hop on a ferry and be among the entirely manageable crowd of 750 to hear The Long Winters, The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, Friday Mile, David Bazan, Weinland, The Moon Doggies, Slender Means, Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, Spanish for 100, The Lonely Forest, Goldfinch, Tito Ramsey in the comfort of the Orcas Islands. Resort camping is also available. [bpt]

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