Lineup Announced for the XPoNential Music Festival, Tickets Now on Sale to the General Public 3-Day Festival Pass Includes Lawn Seat Admission to TWO Susquehanna Bank Center Shows
WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania today announced the lineup for the 2012 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. Wilco, Counting Crows, Avett Brothers, Dr. Dog, The Hold Steady, Kathleen Edwards, Diego Garcia, War On Drugs, John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders and many more acts will play the weekend festival at Camden County’s Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center located on the Camden waterfront from Friday, July 20th – Sunday, July 22nd.
This year’s lineup once again showcases a mixture of national, local, heritage and up-and-coming artists. Artists scheduled to perform include:
The Hold Steady
War On Drugs
John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders
Lee Ranaldo Band
Good Old War
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
Matt Santry Band
*Additional artists will be added in the upcoming weeks
This year, WXPN has extended the festival to include Susquehanna Bank Center performances on Saturday and Sunday nights. WILCO, THE AVETT BROTHERS and DR. DOG will perform on Saturday, July 21 and COUNTING CROWS will perform on Sunday, July 22. Lawn seat admission to both Susquehanna Bank Center shows is included with the purchase of a 3-Day Pass to the XPoNential Music Festival. Individual tickets for the Susquehanna Bank Center shows are available at LiveNation.com, Live Nation Box Office, Susquehanna Bank Center or by-phone at 800-745-3000.
Early Bird prices for festival tickets are available now through July 9. Early Bird prices for a
3-Day Pass are $45 for WXPN members and $90 for the general public. Early Bird prices for daily tickets are $18 for WXPN members and $36 for the general public. Early Bird tickets can be purchased online, by phone (215-222-1400) or at select retailers in WXPN’s listening area including the greater Philadelphia region, Southern N.J. and Central Pa after June 1.
Beginning July 10, WXPN members will pay $55 for a 3-Day Pass and $25 for a daily ticket; the general public will pay $110 for a 3-Day Pass and $50 for a daily ticket. A children’s ticket (ages 2-12) is available for daily admission for $5. Regular-priced tickets can be purchased online using the print-at-home feature or at the gate.
In addition, WXPN is offering a pair of 3-Day Passes as part of special membership package which includes a year-long XPN membership and two t-shirts for just $24 per month.
The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru, now in its eighth year at Wiggins Park, is produced in partnership with the Camden County Board of Freeholders. The venue was selected by WXPN for its spectacular waterfront views, natural amphitheatre for great sound, easy access to public transportation, lush open green spaces and an array of local attractions, such as Adventure Aquarium and the Camden Children’s Garden, which serves as the Kids Corner Area. WXPN will again offer a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the festival.
Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 20 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. The Kids Corner Area will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. As part of the four-acre Camden Children’s Garden, Kids Corner offers family-friendly exhibits, exciting amusement rides, themed gardens and nature walks.
CAMDEN COUNTY’S WIGGINS PARK is located on the Camden Waterfront, between the Adventure Aquarium and the Susquehanna Bank Center and features a promenade along the Delaware River with breathtaking views of the river and Philadelphia skyline.
WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe® public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the alternative rock service, XPN2 (http://www.xpn.org/xpn2/home) as its secondary radio channel in HD. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.
ABOUT LIVE NATION
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ABOUT SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER
The Susquehanna Bank Center is the premier outdoor venue in the Philadelphia metro area to catch the summer’s hottest touring acts. The Susquehanna Bank Center box office is located on the Delaware River waterfront on 1 Harbour Blvd Camden, NJ. The Susquehanna Center opened in 1995 and has changed names multiple times from the Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre to the Tweeter Center in 2001 and to the Susquehanna Bank in 2008. The facility can be used year round with the capabilities of seating 25,000 in the summer and closing off to a 7,000 seat venue in the fall and winter. Some of the most popular Susquehanna Bank Center tickets have included Radiohead, The Who, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews Band, and Phish.