DRAKE, THE STROKES AND ALT-J TO HEADLINE FIRST EVER
LANDMARK MUSIC FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER 26-27
INAUGURAL EVENT FOR THE TRUST FOR THE NATIONAL MALL’S LANDMARK CAMPAIGN
TO RESTORE AMERICA’S FRONT YARD
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
(Washington, D.C., April 28, 2015) Drake, The Strokes, and alt-J will headline the first Landmark Music Festival at West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. on September 26-27. The world-class festival will also see performances from CHVRCHES, Ben Howard, Chromeo, Band of Horses, The War on Drugs, Nate Ruess, Lord Huron, Wale, The Kills, and Albert Hammond Jr.
The 2-day festival will feature 40+ artists on 5 stages, and will bring together some of today’s hottest rising stars including George Ezra, Twin Shadow, The Lone Bellow, Houndmouth, The Joy Formidable, The Mowgli’s, Rhiannon Giddens and boots. Homegrown talent will be well represented with sets from Dan Deacon, Ex Hex, U.S. Royalty, Vandaveer, and more. To round out the diversity of sounds, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers and Rebirth Brass Band will bring their New Orleans-style celebratory flavor to the weekend.
Fans will not only find an incredible lineup to enjoy, they will also be provided with a curated culinary taste of the District, featuring something for everyone. Landmark Music Festival is family-friendly, and kids 10 and under will enter for free with a ticketed adult.
For those unable to join the celebration, the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen will showcase the festival and its important cause to a global audience absolutely free by hosting the official 2-day festival livestream, broadcasting select performances and unique looks at the event all weekend long. Check back this summer for more details.
In partnership with the Trust for the National Mall, Landmark Music Festival will be the first event held to support the Trust’s Landmark Campaign for the National Mall, which will establish various events and promotions to raise awareness, participation and fundraising to restore the most visited national park in America, the National Mall. The grounds, which were built to honor America’s brightest leaders and bravest heroes, is suffering from a growing amount of deferred maintenance and needed upgrades to the infrastructure of the park, which has not seen a major renovation in 40 years. Through events such as Landmark Music Festival, the Landmark Campaign plans to educate young people about the rich history and significance of the National Mall to ensure the iconic park will remain standing for future generations.
A limited supply of First-In 2-Day Passes are available now for $100 through tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 29. Early Bird 2-Day Passes will be available for $150 starting at 10:00am EST, along with VIP, Platinum and Travel Packages. Visit http://www.landmarkfestival.org/tickets for more information.
Landmark Music Festival is generously sponsored by Miller Lite and BMI.
Landmark Music Festival 2015 Complete Lineup
Band of Horses
The War on Drugs
The Lone Bellow
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
The Joy Formidable
Albert Hammond Jr.
In the Valley Below
Rebirth Brass Band
Hiss Golden Messenger
The London Souls
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
Fans can sign up for the E-mail List at www.landmarkfestival.org and follow Landmark Music Festival social media to stay in the loop for all festival announcements:
Trust for the National Mall (www.nationalmall.org)
The Trust for the National Mall is an official partner of the National Park Service dedicated to sustainably restoring and improving the National Mall. The National Mall – the iconic grounds stretching from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial that hosts 29 million visits a year — is facing a backlog of well more than $500 million in deferred repairs and $350 million in needed upgrades. The Trust split the cost of restoring the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument with the federal government and is extending this public-private partnership model to other high-impact projects designed to preserve the grounds and structures that honor America’s history, heroes and hope.
C3 Presents (www.c3presents.com)
C3 Presents creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, and private events. C3 is the force behind Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas and Lollapalooza in Chicago, as well as Lollapalooza Argentina, Lollapalooza Berlin, Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chile. Other events in the C3 portfolio include The Austin Food + Wine Festival, Chicago Food + Wine Festival, LouFest Music Festival, Music City Food + Wine Festival, Wanderlust Yoga & Music Festival and more. C3’s extensive history working in the National Capitol Region’s National Parks includes production of the 56th and 57th Presidential Inaugurations, the 50th Anniversary of the MLK “I Have A Dream” Speech, and the White House Easter Egg Roll since 2009. C3 also books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US annually, making it the third-largest promoter in the country. In addition to event production and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.
Landmark Music Festival Press Contact:
Fresh and Clean Media / C3 Presents
Sandee Fenton // Sandee@freshcleanmedia.com
Landmark Campaign for the National Mall Press Contact:
Trust for the National Mall
Kristine Fitton // KFitton@nationalmall.org