Midpoint Music Festival returns to Cincinnati this September with a stacked lineup that has something for everybody.
Taking place at the Taft Theater, Cincinnati Masonic Center, and an outdoor stage on 5th Street, the compact festival will feature bands across September 23 and 24.
Highlights of the initial lineup release include WALK THE MOON, The New Pornographers, BADBADNOTGOOD, Noname, Broken Social Scene, and Valerie June. WALK THE MOON returns to their hometown of Cincinnati off the back of the massive hit, “Shut Up and Dance”.
This will be the band’s first performance since their slot at Bunbury Music Festival in 2015, playing a headlining show at Bogart’s a few months before that. WALK THE MOON is currently in the studio, working on their third major label album.
The New Pornographers arrive in support of their recently released album, Whiteout Conditions. The band formed in 1997 and has released seven highly praised albums since, not to mention each of the band members creating popular solo endeavors, such as Destroyer.
Canada’s Broken Social Scene returns after a long hiatus, with Hug of Thunder hitting the shelves last week and an expansive tour marking a new beginning for the band.
Mixtape queen and Chance the Rapper collaborator Noname joins the Midpoint lineup in support of the laid back, hip hop jam Telefone. Other small act highlights include pop singer Flint Eastwood and critically acclaimed, power pop band Charly Bliss.
Another wave of artists will be released later in the summer, including local acts to contribute to the Cincinnati-centric festival. To submit your band for consideration, visit the Midpoint Sonicbids website and register for free.
With Midpoint Music Festival’s community heavy vibe, local food vendors and artists will be out in full force as well.
Weekend passes are on sale now for only $115 here. VIP tickets will also be available for $225, with special food and drink perks, as well as exclusive viewing access. Information regarding single day passes will be available in the coming weeks.
Visit the Midpoint Music Festival site for more information.