I haven't seen Alt-J and CHVRCHES and while I'm sure they'll play excellent sets and I'm happy to see them, I'm not the biggest fan of either. Or else they'd make my list as well.
I think the idea of additions comes from the fact that this lineup doesn't feel like quite enough to fill 5 stages for 2 days. That's only about 4 artists per stage if they're all evenly spread out. But they'd need a good amount of additions to change that too much
Such a steal for $100. Definitely excited for Chvrches, Chromeo and Strokes. I believe Dan Deacon and Houndmouth are both local bands who are starting to gain lots of attention at least around here. Dan Deacon is supposed to have a real fun show. I live just across the Memorial Bridge in Arlington. Two weeks ago, I biked to the Mall for the Earth Day concert. Just under 5 miles, only about a 20 minute ride. UBER will absolutely have an insane surcharge rate, 2x is optimistic.
Also, some of my buddies are in US Royalty, and I must insist you all go see them. They are Americana of the Tom Petty or Fleetwood Mac variety.
Yeah, I've seen them live and they have fantastic energy! Would love to see them again at this, so long as they don't conflict with one of my top must-sees
As for additions, it would be great to get a few solid adds, but I'm also happy to have it spread out so that there are never more than 2 or 3 acts on at the same time, seeing as I'd be happy to catch more than 50% of that lineup.
Such a steal for $100. Definitely excited for Chvrches, Chromeo and Strokes. I believe Dan Deacon and Houndmouth are both local bands who are starting to gain lots of attention at least around here. Dan Deacon is supposed to have a real fun show.
Dan Deacon is local (Baltimore). Houndmouth is not, they're from Indiana.
Do you think this fest will stick around? I love when a fests do quality over quantity.
I hope so. It's got solid people behind it, and DC should be big enough to support a festival this size. It seems like a good location. I hope they continue to have unique lineups; they need to be different from the other Mid-Atlantic fests.
Father John Misty looks very likely and would fit in with the general feel of the festival. He is set for September 25th in New York and his next date is September 29th in Raleigh. Really crossing my fingers that happens. At this point $100 is already a steal for who's listed, even with no interest in Drake at all. So if there are additions like FJM then I will be beyond excited.
As I've said, I have to decide between this and Boston Calling. I currently have tickets for both.
Hozier is reported to be at BC on the 27th, so if he's at Landmark, it'd be the 26th and he'd be coming from Las Vegas the day before which I think makes it a bit less likely, though still possible. If only one of the two fests gets Father John Misty, that will pretty much be the deciding factor for me.
Yeah, I don't think people realize just how bad Roo's lineup is this year.
I definitely wouldn't have paid to go to Roo this year, but going as a volunteer, I'm quite excited about the lineup. I'll be seeing over 30 artists and at least one comedy set or music. Plus the rest of the great experience.
Landmark's lineup is really good, and has about 25 artists I want to see but odds are when they release the schedule I'll only be able to see about half of those. Granted the festival is half as long, but still. I don't think it's lineup is that much better than Bonnaroo's. We've just come to expect better from Roo. They only have 5 or 6 really exciting artists that aren't at Roo and weren't last year