The moment many of you have been dreading has arrived: this morning Free Press Summer Fest announced this year's schedule and stage times for its fifth year, scheduled for June 1 and 2 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. The festival's eightysomething performers this year are spread across six stages from the approximate hours of 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Last we heard, passes were very close to selling out. We don't think it's reached that point yet, but there can't be many left. Have a look at the schedule, won't you?
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
11:10 a.m.: G. Wizz 12:10 p.m.: Trvp Lords feat. Buda Love 1:10 p.m.: La Catrin & the Dem Damn Dames 2:10 p.m. Paul Wall 3:10 p.m.: Quad City DJs 5:20 p.m.: Action Bronson 7 p.m.: Mord Fustang
11:40 a.m.: Born Again Virgins 12:40 p.m.: Blackmarket Syndicate 1:40 p.m.: The Niceguys 3 p.m.: Nick Greer & the G's 4:30 p.m.: Brandon West & the Black Hats 6:10 p.m.: The Wheeler Brothers
11:40 a.m.: The Beans 12:40 p.m.: Buxton 2:10 p.m.: Japandroids 3:50 p.m.: Alabama Shakes 5:40 p.m.: Arctic Monkeys 7:20 p.m.: Passion Pit 9 p.m.: Calvin Harris
11:10 a.m.: Snow In Texas 12:10 p.m.: Chase Hamblin & the Roustabouts 1:20 p.m.: Midnight Norma Lane 2:40 p.m.: Chin Xaou Ti Won 4:50 p.m.: Hello Chief 6:40 p.m.: Young Mammals 8:20 p.m. A Place to Bury Strangers
11:10 a.m.: Deep Cuts 12 p.m.: Infinite Apaches 12:50 p.m.: Jandek 2 p.m.: Vintage Trouble 3:40 p.m.: Geto Boys 5:20 p.m.: The Mavericks 7 p.m.: The Head and the Heart 8:50 p.m.: The Postal Service
11:30 a.m.: Rivers 12:20 p.m.: A Sea Es 1:30 p.m.: American Fangs 2:50 p.m.: Paul Banks (from Interpol) 4:30 p.m.: 2 Chainz 6:10 p.m.: Borgore 7:50 p.m.: Iggy and the Stooges
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
11:10 a.m.: Disco Daddies 12:40 p.m.: Doughbeezy 1:40 p.m.: Uzoy 2:40 p.m.: Savoy 4:10 p.m.: Super Mash Bros. 5:40 p.m.: Devin the Dude 7:10 p.m.: Kitty Pryde 8:20 p.m.: Machine Gun Kelly
12:10 p.m.: Showers 1:10 p.m.: Emily Bell 2:10 p.m.: Mikey & the Dragz 3:20 p.m.: Kopecky Family Band 4:40 p.m.: John Michael Rouchell 6:20 p.m.: Milo Greene 7:50 p.m.: dUNETX
11:40 a.m.: The Suffers 12:40 p.m.: Kashmere Stage Band 2:20 p.m.: Mavis Staples 4 p.m.: Cat Power 5:40 p.m.: Of Monsters and Men 7:20 p.m.: TV On the Radio 9 p.m.: Bassnectar
11:10 a.m.: Orents Stirner 12:10 p.m.: Forced Fem 1:40 p.m.: Otenki 3:10 p.m.: DJ Sun 5 p.m.: Half Moon Run 6:40 p.m.: The Men 8:20 p.m.: The Octopus Project
11:10 a.m.: Omotai 12:10 p.m.: Black Congress 1:20 p.m.: Baroness 3 p.m.: The Bronx 4:40 p.m.: Matt & Kim 6:20 p.m.: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis 8 p.m.: Gogol Bordello
11:30 a.m.: Ashes of Babylon 12:40 p.m.: UME 2:10 p.m.: Dawes 3:50 p.m.: Los Amigos Invisibles 5:30 p.m.: Soja 7:10 p.m.: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals 9 p.m.: Social Distortion
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Nice to see the times staggered so generously on all of the stages this year. You can also get a gander at this year's schedule on the FPSF site's nifty timeline feature. Ticket information and everything else is at fpsf.com.