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More 80/35 speculation: Bunbury and Electric Forest

Published on February 21st, 2014 | by Joe Lawler

This morning the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati announced its 2014 lineup. The festival is in its third year and is held July 11-13.

It’s a week after 80/35, so who knows where many of these bands might be touring July 4-5, but let’s look through the lineup for some possibilities.

Fall Out Boy is in St. Louis on July 6, with no conflicts on July 4-5. Would the band be a good fit for 80/35? Iffy, but it’s worth mentioning since 80/35 Project Manager Amedeo Rossi partners with Sam Summers for Nitefall on the River, and Summers has strong ties to FOB, booking them in Des Moines in the band’s early days. Paramore and New Politics are touring with Fall Out Boy, and so far has no conflicts on the 4th and 5th.

The Flaming Lips played 80/35 the first year and expressed interest in coming back to play again some day. Could this be the year? No conflicts yet. Fitz and the Tantrums don’t have any conflicts yet. Neither does Young the Giant. I can’t find any other dates for Foxy Shazam.

Heartless Bastards don’t have any conflicts, but they’re originally from Cinci, so they could be there anyway. Veruca Salt doesn’t seem to have any conflicts and they could fill that 90stalgia spot Dinosaur Jr., Cracker and Yo La Tengo have had in past festivals.

I mentioned the Electric Forest festival in Michigan briefly in yesterday’s post, but I thought it would be a good idea to examine the line-up for that June 26-29 festival as well. Again, the week between this festival and 80/35 doesn’t really provide good routing hints, but at least these bands will probably be in the US and not touring Europe when 80/35 is happening.

STS9 has no conflicts yet and could use 80/35 to make up for canceling it’s show at Hoyt Sherman when the band split with bassist David Murphy last month. I mentioned Lauryn Hill, who also plays Electric Forest, in yesterday’s post. She has family ties to Stephen Marley, who is also playing Electric Forest.

String Cheese Incident headlines EF, and has no current conflicts with 80/35 announced. Steve Angello doens’t have any conflicts yet. Neither does Matt & Kim. Or Zedd. EOTO has been a popular draw in Des Moines before, and wouldn’t be a bad addition for jam fans. The Glitch Mob also hasn’t announced any conflicts.


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