Weezer, Death Cab For Cutie and Jane’s Addiction to Headline Bunbury Music Festival
Midwestern music fans who were too slow to get three-day passes to this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago have an alternative that very same weekend. The inaugural Bunbury Music Festival will take place July 13-15 along Cincinnati’s riverfront, with Jane’s Addiction, Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie headlining the festival’s three days.
Despite lacking the cachet of the Pitchfork Festival, Bunbury still has a pretty strong listing of indie and alternative bands on the undercard. Guided by Voices, Airborne Toxic Event, O.A.R. Dan Deacon and Jukebox the Ghost are among the acts that have already confirmed. The promoters plan to announce more bands, the DJ Stage and afterparty information in the future.
The festival is promoting itself as eco-friendly, with a section of the festival grounds devoted to vendors offering vegan food options and green products and services. There will also be a pavilion dedicated displaying the latest in technological gadgets and video games.
One-day and three-day tickets are now available via the festival’s website. One-day passes cost $46 and three-day passes run $93.
The Bunbury Festival takes its name from Oscar Wilde’s 1895 farce, ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ and means “to have a made up excuse to get out of doing something boring.” We expect that all food stands will be properly stocked with cucumber sandwiches.