Kesha, Phantogram to headline 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines

80/35 Music Festival

Western Gateway Park, Des Moines — Friday, July 6 – Saturday, July 7

Grammy-winning pop star Kesha will perform in Des Moines this summer. — video still from “Praying” music video

Update, May 5, 2018: 80/35 festival organizers released the full line-up and (almost) complete schedule:

July 6

Headliners: Phantogram, Atmosphere
Phoebe Bridgers
Jeff Rosenstock
Remo Drive
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya
Elizabeth Moen
Closet Witch
Matthew James & The Rust Belt Union
Da Younger
Pink Neighbor
Closed Format

Gen Z Showcase:
Iowa Junk
Wait, What?

July 7

Headliners: Kesha, Courtney Barnett
Car Seat Headrest
BJ The Chicago Kid
Sawyer Fredericks
Priscilla Renea
Soccer Mommy
The Poison Control Center
Field Division
Greg Grease
Naked Giants
Zeshan B
B. Well
Telekinetic Yeti
Karen Meat
The Host Country
Ramona & The Sometimes
Starry Nights
Grand Ave Ruckus
Bass Raja and Pri yon Joni with Himanshu on Dhol

Gen Z Showcase:
The Me 3
The Hobo Squirrels
Awakening Force
Girls Rock! Des Moines
DMMC Summer Camps

Organizers behind the 11th incarnation of Des Moines’ 80/35 music festival, taking place July 6 and 7, released the names of their headlining acts on Tuesday morning.

Pop star Kesha and electronic duo Phantogram will top a bill of more than 40 artists, to be announced in early spring.

The line-up also includes Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett, Minneapolis hip-hop group Atmosphere (active since 1989) and indie rock band Car Seat Headrest.

The 2018 80/35 festival will take place in downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $75 for a two-day general admission pass and $195 for a two-day VIP pass, which includes access to a shaeded lounge area by the Main Stage, air-conditioned bathrooms, and food and drink discounts and vouchers.

80/35 is produced by the Des Moines Music Coalition, a non-profit working to diversify the music scene and “enhance music tourism” in Des Moines. They also host after-school programs, summer camps and conferences designed to connect and provide resources for local musicians.

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