Created on Tuesday, 20 July 2010 13:24
– WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is pleased to celebrate another successful year at its annual XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru
. More than 15,000 music lovers flooded Camden County’s Wiggins Park over the three-day weekend, July 16-18, to view a lineup of heritage artists, new acts and local performers that reflect the diverse blend of music that is uniquely WXPN.
Festival goers enjoyed performances from more than 40 new and established artists on three stages including Rosanne Cash, Dr. Dog, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, The Felice Brothers, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Free Energy and many more. Festival goers also partook in a variety of family activities in the Kids Corner Garden, explored the Crafts Village and discovered environmentally-friendly products and services in the Village Green.
“Our mission is to connect artists with audiences, and we especially try to accomplish this through the festival each year,” said WXPN General Manager Roger LaMay. “With the diversity of music we feature, there really is something for everyone. We are thrilled that so many people were able to come out and enjoy amazing music, good vibes and a fun, family atmosphere.”
Now in its 17th year, the XPoNential Music Festival has drawn increasingly larger and enthusiastic crowds since it began in 1994. The Wiggins Park 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 array of local attractions, such as Adventure Aquarium and the Camden Children's Garden, which serves as the Kids Corner venue.
WXPN also announced the theme of its annual 885 Countdown at this year’s festival. Listeners will have the opportunity to cast their votes for their top ten Ultimate Road Trip Songs online at www.xpn.org from now until September 10. The complete 885 countdown will be played back on the air in October.
Photos from the 2010 XPoNential Music Festival can be viewed at the WXPN Flickr Page. Please visit Flickr.com/photos/wxpn
and click on individual artists’ sets. All photos are approved for publication.
If you missed the festival or want to check out archives from each act, video and audio recordings of XPoNential Music Festival artists can be viewed at the following link: xpn.org/events/festival10
, 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, Y-Rock On XPN
(yrockonxpn.org) 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.