80/35 Music Festival
Western Gateway Park, Des Moines — Friday, July 6 – Saturday, July 7
Update, May 5, 2018: 80/35 festival organizers released the full line-up and (almost) complete schedule:
Gen Z Showcase:
Headliners: Kesha, Courtney Barnett
Car Seat Headrest
BJ The Chicago Kid
The Poison Control Center
The Host Country
Ramona & The Sometimes
Grand Ave Ruckus
Bass Raja and Pri yon Joni with Himanshu on Dhol
Gen Z Showcase:
The Me 3
The Hobo Squirrels
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.