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Sloss Music & Arts Festival Lineup Announced
Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015 By Jessica Brasher

INAUGURAL SLOSS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

 

FEATURING:

MODEST MOUSE, BAND OF HORSES, PRIMUS

ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, YOUNG THE GIANT

 

Lord Huron, Tyler The Creator, Purity Ring, First Aid Kit, Manchester Orchestra

Big Gigantic, Sturgill Simpson, The New Pornographers, Robert DeLong and More

 

PLUS ANOTHER MAJOR HEADLINING ACT TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING WEEKS

 

Tickets on Sale This Friday, March 27th at 10am CDT at SlossFest.com

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 24, 2015) – Sloss Music & Arts Festival has revealed its inaugural lineup with Modest Mouse returning to Birmingham for the first time since 2007 on the heals of their new hit album Strangers to Ourselves and smash single, “Lampshades on Fire.” Also confirmed are Band of Horses, Primus, and Birmingham’s own St. Paul & The Broken Bones, who return after selling out two nights at the Alabama Theatre in November. A Major Headline Act will be announced in the coming weeks. The two-day music & arts event will feature 30+ bands on 3 stages and take place Saturday & Sunday, July 18-19, 2015, at the Historic Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.

Cage the Elephant and Young The Giant add to the stellar talent atop the Sloss Fest lineup.  Cage the Elephant is currently working on their follow-up to 2013’s Grammy-nominated Melophobia. Meanwhile, The New York Times called Young The Giant’s 2014 release Mind Over Matter “a sharp, electric album that has the cool reserve of The Cure matched with the arena mind-set of Muse (though without that group’s mechanical air).” A full list of confirmed artists from the initial lineup can be found below. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

All tickets are two-day weekend passes and go on sale this Friday, March 27th at 10am CDT at SlossFest.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Three ticket options will be available: General Admission, VIP and “Iron” passes. A limited number of two-day general admission passes start at $105.00 plus fees. Ticket prices will increase as allotments run out. Payment plan options will also be available. “Iron” passes grant access to two air-conditioned tents on site.  VIP tickets are the ultimate way to attend the festival and offer many exclusive amenities. Full details can be found at SlossFest.com.

Sloss Music & Arts Festival will be an experience that is uniquely Southern and distinctly Birmingham, highlighting the city’s burgeoning music, food and arts scene. 

Fans will be able to join Nick Pihakis of Jim ’N Nick’s as he welcomes them into his incredible world of "Nick ‘N Friends.” Chefs from around the country including Ryan Prewitt of Peche Seafood in New Orleans, Louisiana, Rodney Scott of Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, SC, Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats in San Francisco, CA, plus many others, will showcase their take on unique culinary dishes. “Nick ‘N Friends” will require a separate ticket for admission.  Details will be announced soon!

Garden & Gun Magazine is the National Magazine media partner of SM&AF. Garden & Gun is an award-winning national lifestyle magazine that covers the best of the South, including the sporting culture, the food, the music, the art, the literature, the people and their ideas. 

"Artists such as Sturgill Simpson and St. Paul & The Broken Bones have graced the pages of Garden & Gun and have captivated the passionate music enthusiasts who read the magazine," said Jessica Derrick, Vice President, Brand Development & Creative Services at Garden & Gun. “We are excited to celebrate the inaugural Sloss Music & Arts Festival with these and many other artists who have signed on to this year’s event." 

Additional lineup announcements and daily schedule of artists will be available soon. For the latest news and updates from Sloss Music & Arts Festival, fans can visit Slossfest.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or sign up for the Sloss Fest newsletter.

 

The inaugural Sloss Music & Arts Festival lineup includes:

 

Modest Mouse

Band of Horses

Primus

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Cage The Elephant

Young The Giant

Lord Huron

Tyler, The Creator

Purity Ring

First Aid Kit

Manchester Orchestra

Big Gigantic

Sturgill Simpson

The New Pornographers

Robert DeLong

Noah Gundersen

Cathedrals

Milo Greene

Paul Thorn

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

Gabriel Garzon-Montano

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Grifters

Kaleo

Blank Range

 

MAJOR HEADLINE ARTIST & MORE BANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

 

Sloss Music & Arts Festival is sponsored by Miller Lite, Starr Hill Brewery, Alabama Power, Coca-Cola, Legacy Credit Union, Hoover Toyota, Brighthouse Networks, Monster Energy, Cathead Distillery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Jim ‘N Nick’s, Alabama Gulf Seafood, Garden & Gun Magazine, Telegraph Branding and Big Communications.

Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit
Posted on Tuesday March 24, 2015 By Jessica Brasher

26TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION TOUR

COL. BRUCE HAMPTON

& THE AQUARIUM RESCUE UNIT