Willamette Week’s MusicfestNW announces initial lineup for its 2011 festival, scheduled for Sept. 7-11 in Portland, Oregon



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Willamette Week’s MusicfestNW announces initial lineup for its 2011 festival, scheduled for Sept. 7-11 in Portland, Oregon

Bands appearing include Band of Horses, Explosions in the Sky, Iron & Wine, The Kills, Archers of Loaf, Butthole Surfers, Neurosis, Blind Pilot, Blitzen Trapper, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Also appearing: Olivia Tremor Control, Cass McCombs, Dirty Beaches, Sharon Van Etten, Crooked Fingers, Shabazz Palaces, Dam Funk, Charles Bradley, The Antlers, Sebadoh, Ty Segall, Twin Sister, The Thermals, Big Freedia + tons more

Willamette Week is thrilled to announce the initial lineup for MusicfestNW 2011, now in its 11th year of showcasing the finest in national and regional music in one of the most compelling urban areas in the country.

MusicfestNW is once again returning to the historic Pioneer Courthouse Square—Portland’s civic living room—for three outdoor performances headlined by rootsy indie rock outfit Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), celestial instrumental-rockers Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and the backwoods folk of Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9).

Since MFNW’s beginning (as North by Northwest), it has aspired to put on a diverse event, one that honors one of this region’s best exports—the Northwest music scene—while looking to the future beyond the horizon.

That horizon includes a kick-off show by bluesy-punk duo The Kills on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the Crystal Ballroom. The star studded festival also features performances by reunited indie rock legends Archers of Loaf and Butthole Surfers, atmospheric metal titans Neurosis, local folk-rockers Blind Pilot and Blitzen Trapper, and up-and-coming Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Here is a very partial list of past MFNW performances: The National, The Decemberists, Smashing Pumpkins, Modest Mouse, Vampire Weekend, TV on the Radio, Sunny Day Real Estate, Spoon, Girl Talk, M. Ward, Built to Spill, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Panda Bear, Black Lips, and the Silver Jews.

Festival wristbands and tickets for shows at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Crystal Ballroom, Roseland Theater, and Aladdin Theater go on sale on Friday, June 3. Festival wristbands are on sale at two price points:

– $115 for an all-inclusive wristband that gets you into all three outdoor shows and the rest of the five-day festival.

– $70 for a ticket to one of the three outdoors shows (Band of Horses, Explosions in the Sky, or TBD band) and admission to the rest of the festival.

For further ticket information, see musicfestnw.com/tickets.

2011 Initial Lineup – Alphabetical
A Storm of Light
Akimbo
Alela Diane
Anais Mitchell
And And And
Archers
Archers of Loaf
Avi Buffalo
Band of Horses
Bare Wires
Beat Connection
Big Freedia
Black Prairie
Blind Pilot
Blitzen Trapper
Blouse
Boat
Bobby Bare Jr.
Butthole Surfers
Caleb Klauder
Cass McCombs
Celilo
Centro-Matic
Charles Bradley
Climber
Crooked Fingers
Crypts
Dam-Funk & Master Blaster
Dangerous Boys Club
Death Songs
Dennis Coffey
Diesto
Dirty Beaches
Dirty Mittens
DJ Anjali
Dolorean
E Rock
E3
Elitist
EMA
Emily Wells
Eternal Tapestry
Explosions in the Sky
Fernando
GIVERS
Glass Candy
GRAIL
Hammerhead
Handsome Furs
Heavy Cream
Holcombe Waler
Horse Feathers
Iron & Wine
Jared Mees & the Grown Children
Jeffrey Jerusalem
Joe Pug
Kelly Blair Bauman
Kylesa
Lifesavas
Little Dragon
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mad Rad
Marius Libman
Mnemonic Sounds
Monarques
Morning Teleportation
Natasha Kmeto
Nether Regions
Neurosis
Old Light
Olivia Tremor Control
Operative
Phantogram
Pierced Arrows
Pig Destroyer
Portland Cello Project
PS I Love You
Purple & Green
Quiet Life
Rabbits
Rebecca Gates
Reporter
Rhett Miller
Richmond Fontaine
RTX
Sean Flinn & the Royal We
Sebadoh
Shabazz Palaces
Sharon Van Etten
Sleepy Sun
Soft Kill
Talkdemonic
Ted Leo
Tennis
The Angry Orts
The Antlers
The Dimes
The Gaslamp Killer
The Globes
The Hood Internet
The Horrors
The Incredible Kid
The Joy Formidable
The Kills
The Ladybug Transistor
The Minders
The Miracles Club
The Moondoggies
The Needful Longings
The Soft Moon
The Thermals
The Vaccines
The Wizard Rifle
Thee Oh Sees
Thornes
Thousands
Transient
Twin Sister
TxE
Ty Segall
Typhoon
UME
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Violet Isle
Viva Voce
WEINLAND
White Hills
Wild Ones
Witch Mountain
Y La Bamba
Yacht
YOB
You Am I
Zuzuka Poderosa


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