Welcome to MusicfestNW 2014 on the Waterfront! This year will mark the beginning of some exciting new features for Portland's annual music festival. Bands and fans alike will congregate down at Tom McCall Waterfront Park for two full days of amazing music featuring a variety of top-notch musical acts sure to light up the city.
This year's lineup includes acts ranging from the energetic hollers of mashup artist Girl Talk to the smooth striking rhythms of Haim. Get prepared to be romanced by Phantogram's psych-pop/hip-hop stylings and catch iconic Austin-bred band Spoon's raw indie rock sound. Other acts include tUnE-yArDs, Run The Jewels, Future Islands, Fucked Up, The Antlers, Man Man, Pink Mountaintops, Gardens & Villa, Thundercat, EMA, Shy Girls, Modern Kin, The Districts, and Landlady. Artists will perform on two stages set up between the Morrison and Hawthorne Bridges.
MusicfestNW doesn't stop at the music. There will be multiple food carts on-site to satisfy your grubbing desires as well as drinks aplenty to wet your whistle.
MusicfestNW is also working with Portland's Hellion Gallery to bring visual arts to the music festival this year. Hellion's curator Matt Wagner is joining forces with local artists featured in his new book, The Tall Trees of Portland, to create new pieces specifically for the music festival. Look forward to alternative album covers for featured bands, live painting, and a 3-D installation welcoming people into the arts pavilion.
MusicfestNW's annual poster mart will also feature unique, custom-made silkscreen designs from local artists.
In between the two stages, KIND Snacks will be presenting MusicfestNW's very own headphone disco. Take a break from the outside world and listen to DJs spinning tracks on your own personal headphones.
Tickets are on sale Friday, May 2nd. Don't miss the early bird deals! One-day passes are $50 dollars and two-day passes are $85. Get them soon, only a limited number are available. VIP passes are also on sale now. Two-day VIP accommodations are $300 and one-day VIP tickets are $175. Tickets can be purchased at musicfestnw.com/tickets.