Music Fest NW
Music Fest NW takes place at Portland, Oregon
Music Fest NW 2012 dates – 5th to 9th September
The Hives, Flying Lotus, Passion Pit, A-Trak, Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, J. Mascis, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Helio Sequence, Old 97′s performing Too Far To Care, Yelawolf, Hot Snakes, Menomena, Trampled By Turtles, Starfucker, Red Fang, Danny Brown, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Typhoon, Swans, Lightning Bolt, Purity Ring, Black Mountain, King Khan & the Shrines, Hazel, Fucked Up, Big Freedia, Future Islands, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Redd Kross, Sloan performing Twice Removed, John Maus, Moonface
Omar Souleyman, Joe Pug, Big Business, The Men, Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, I Break Horses, Milo Greene, Tanlines, The Growlers, Trust, DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin, Touche Amore, Ceremony, Nite Jewel, Chelsea Wolfe, Blouse, Julia Holter, Mirrorring, LP, Xiu Xiu, Gardens & Villa, The Builders and The Butchers, Bobby Bare Jr., The Soft Moon, Cheap Girls, Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings, Sad Baby Wolf, Radiation City, These United States, Brown Bird, Joyce Manor, Defeater, Daughn Gibson, Holcombe Waller
Hey Marseilles, Craft Spells, Mean Jeans, The People’s Temple, Fort Lean, Mrs. Magician, The Drowning Men, Crystal Antlers, And And And, Alialujah Choir, Quest For Fire, Evian Christ, Tender Forever, Curious Mystery, Onuinu, Pure Bathing Culture, Mac Demarco, Dante vs. Zombies, DJ Beyondadoubt, Sandpeople, Hungry Ghost, Brainstorm, Erik Koskinen, Lake, White Lung, Naytronix, Hosannas, Headaches, AAN, Arrington De Dionyso, Casey Neil & The Norway Rats, Copy, Dirtclodfight, DJ Cooky Parker, Grandparents, Guantanamo Baywatch, Kendl Winter, Lemolo, Old Light, Palmas, Snow Bud & The Flower People, Stay Calm, Sun Angle, Swahili, The Dangerous Boys Club, The Dimes, The Needful Longings, The Suicide Notes, Tyler Lyle, Vice Device, White Fang
The History of Music Fest NW
Ten years ago, Portland, Oregon was a sleepy burg, and MusicfestNW was little more than a hope and a prayer—a hope of putting on a music festival that matched the outsized ambitions of the alt-weekly that founded it and a prayer that the wheels wouldn’t fall off. Today, Portland is one of the most exciting cities on the globe. And MusicfestNW has become the third largest indoor music festival in the United States. Time magazine dubbed our festival one of 50 Authentic American Experiences of 2009. MusicfestNW is not just about the hottest music; it’s also become the perfect platform for companies seeking to engage consumers and give them an experience like no other.
“The Northwest has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to music, and here’s your chance to find out why.”—Time.com Just the Facts: MFNW is produced by Willamette Week, Portland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning alt-weekly newspaper. WW not only covers culture, it creates it. Each week, a quarter million people read the paper and its website, and for months preceding MFNW, Willamette Week puts its broad shoulders firmly behind the festival.
In 2009 MFNW showcased more than 150 bands across 18 venues. More than 20,000 fans danced and sweated to performances by Modest Mouse, Sunny Day Real Estate, Explosions in the Sky, Girl Talk and Arctic Monkeys.
In 2010, MFNW will be taking over the city. Among other things, we will be adding an outdoor venue—a multi-thousand-capacity location that will increase visibility and access to Portland’s premier cultural event.
MusicfestNW Line Up – 2011
Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, Explosions in the Sky, The Kills, Butthole Surfers, Archers of Loaf, Neurosis, Blind Pilot, Blitzen Trapper, Macklemore & Ryan-Lewis, Sebadoh, Handsome Furs, Little Dragon, The Vaccines, The Antlers, The Joy Formidable, Yacht, Sharon Van Etten, Charles Bradley, Thee Oh Sees, Horse Feathers, Avi Buffalo, The Horrors, Dennis Coffey, Cass McCombs, Phantogram, The Thermals, Glass Candy, Rhett Miller, Portland Cello Project, Big Freedia, Givers, Kylesa, Pig Destroyer, Ty Segall, You Am I, The Olivia Tremor Control, Crooked Fingers, Ted Leo, Dam-Funk & Master Blaster, Grails, EMA, Shabazz Palaces, Bobby Bare Jr, Tennis, Centro-Matic, The Hood Internet, Typhoon, The Moondoggies, Talkdemonic, Twin Sister, PS I Love You, The Gaslamp Killer, The Soft Moon, Dirty Beaches, Morning Teleportation, Thrones, YOB, Akimbo, Viva Voce, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Alela Diane, Black Prairie, Hammerhead, Sleepy Sun, White Hills, Joe Pug, Lifesavas, Emily Wells, Pierced Arrows, Richmond Fontaine, Boat, Rebecca Gates, RTX, Heavy Cream, The Ladybug Transistor, The Minders, Weinland, Rabbits, Dolorean, Bare Wires, The Miracles Club, A Storm of LIght, Zuzuka Poderosa, Blouse, Anais Mitchell, Dirty Mittens, DJ Anjali, The Incredible Kid, E3, Y La Bamba, Holcombe Waller, UME, And And And, Archers, Beat Connection, Caleb Klauder, Celilo, Climber, Crown Point, Crypts, Dangerous Boys Club, Death Songs, Diesto, Elitist, E-Rock, Eternal Tapestry, Fernando, Jared Mees & the Grown Children, Jeffrey Jerusalem, Kasey Anderson & the Honkies, Kelly Blair Bauman, Mad Rad, Marius Libman, Mnemonic Sounds, Monarques, Natasha Kmeto, New York Rifles, Old Light, Operative, Priory, Purple & Green, Quiet Life, Ravishers, Reporter, Sean Flinn & the Royal We, Soft Kill, Sweet Teen Killing Machine, The Angry Orts, The Dimes, The Needful Longings, The Thornes, Thousands, Transient, TxE, Violet Isle, Wild Ones, Witch Mountain, Wizard Rifle, Off!, Marketa Irglova, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Zeke, The Globes, Breakfast Mountain, Super Melody, Anders Parker, White Arrows, Purity Ring, Fool’s Gold, Young Buffalo, John Heart Jackie, Dan Mangan, Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives, emancipator, Devonwho, DJ Beyondadoubt, Brainstorm, Serious Business, Loch Lomond, Finn Riggins, Boy Eats Drum Machine