80 / 35 Festival

80-35 Festival80 / 35 Festival takes place at the Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, Iowa

80 / 35 Festival 2012 dates – 6th to 7th July

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80 / 35 FESTIVAL 2012 – LINE UP

FRIDAY 6TH AUGUST
The Avett Brothers, Dinosaur Jr, Useful Jenkins, F****d Up, Freddie Gibbs, Pieta Brown, Bright Giant, Dumptruck Butterlips, Tajh, Dustin Smith & the sunday silos

SATURDAY 7TH AUGUST
Death Cab For Cutie, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Dan Deacon, Leslie and the Ly’s, The Sundogs, Maxilla Blue, Mumford’s, Atmosphere, Dead Larry, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Jaill, Night Moves, Christopher the Conquered & His Black Gold Brass Band, Mantis Pincers, Derek Lambert and the Prairie Fires, Delta Rae, Now, Now, The Sun Company, Brad Goldman, Jesse Jamz, Jade Reed


The History of
the 80 / 35 Festival

What is 80/35?
80/35 is a multi-day festival celebrating music and the people who support music-artists, venues, DJs, and, of course, fans. The third annual 80/35 is set for July 3 & 4, 2010, in Western Gateway Park in Des Moines, Iowa.

Multiple national bands will play the main stage. And, regional and local supporting acts will rock the smaller side stages for continuous sonic stimulation. At the rest of the fest you’ll find tons of activities including interactive art, merch vendors, kid’s spots, resting places, food and beverage sales, and, dare we say, a few surprises.

Where is it?
The 80/35 music festival is in the heart of Iowa’s capital city, Des Moines. The performances will be in Western Gateway Park at 13th and Locust, just a few blocks from the many restaurants and bars of the famous Court Avenue District. While Western Gateway Park is in the city, you’ll find plenty of green space for walking, relaxing or just sitting and enjoying the show.

Nearby, you’ll also find trendy shopping and up-scale restaurants in the East Village, as well as the friendly art galleries and neighborhood pubs on Ingersoll Avenue. Or, if nature is more to your liking, you’re just a 10-minute walk to Grey’s Lake Park where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the water.

What types of music?
At 80/35, you’ll hear all types of music. From hip-hop to rock to blues to punk. This is music for adults, kids, and adults who act like kids. The goal of 80/35 is to celebrate music and culture in Greater Des Moines. Whether you purchase tickets to see the national headliners on the main stage, or you choose to see the broad range of local and regional talent on the two free stages, we’re pretty sure you’ll always hear something you like. View the lineup.

Who is behind all of this?
80/35 was founded by the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition to raise awareness of the thriving local music scene. The DMMC is a nonprofit organization of musicians, promoters, venues, businesses, community leaders and live music fans that are committed to building a stronger live music economy in Greater Des Moines. Since we’re a non-profit, that means every dollar from every 80/35 ticket will go directly back into bolstering the music scene- to bands, to venues, to promoters, to studios- you get it.

What’s with the name?
80/35 is the famous junction of two prominent interstates (I-80 and I-35) that meet at the corners of Des Moines. Locals call it eighty-thirty-five. We figured it’s the perfect name for a fest that brings together a variety of music genres, musicians and people.

80/30 Festival Line Up – 2011
Girl Talk, Galactic, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Titus Andronicus, Blackalicious, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Jessica Lea Mayfield, NewVillager, Generationals, Thankful Dirt, The Poison Control Center, BBU, Cory Chisel, Brother Trucker, La Strange, Christopher the Conquered, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, Grinning Match, Cashes Rivers, Wolves in the Attic, Jacob Tyler Wolfgang, The Junkyard Orchestra, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Handsome Furs, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Civil Twilight, The River Monks, Parlours, Bitch, The Giving Tree Band, Bear Hands, The Uniphonics, The Workshy, Land of Blood and Sunshine, The Envy Corps, DCM, Gold Motel, YelaWolf, WhiteWater Ramble, The Macpodz, Pink Mink, Infantree, David Zollo & The Body Electric, Love Songs for Lonely Monsters

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