Edgefest announces details for 2016 North Texas radio music festival
Radio station 102.1 The Edge has announced the return of Edgefest, its annual day-long concert event. The date and preliminary lineup have been locked down.
Edgefest 26 takes place on April 30 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, with an alternative-rock lineup headlined by Kentucky rock band Cage the Elephant and '90s emo-punk band Good Charlotte.
They'll be joined by The 1975, Blue October, Bastille, XAmbassadors, Silversun Pickups, Chvrches, Nothing But Thieves, Foals, The Struts, The Strumbellas, and The Joy Formidable. More acts will be announced.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 12, at 10 am. Ticket prices range from $10.21 to $75. Fans can also score free tickets by participating in a "Win It Before You Can Buy It" promotion, which will require that they listen to 102.1 The Edge from February 5-12. Nothing is ever really free, is it.
The Edge program director Jay Shannon is, not surprisingly, high on the bands performing.
"This is one of our strongest lineups to date, with some of the biggest names in the alternative rock world right now," he says.
For three bands on the bill, this is just another stop on a spring tour already underway: Cage the Elephant is touring with opening acts Silversun Pickups and Foals.
Good Charlotte is mounting a comeback of sorts, this time sans Mohawks. Texas band Blue October seems to have some kind of "must be booked on Edgefest" clause, and Welsh trio Joy Formidable adds a female singer to the mix.
XAmbassadors and Chvrches both bring the important "typographically challenged" element necessary for any modern affair, while English rockers The Struts bring back the sexy, or so says MTV.
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