XPoNential Update: Schedule released, Strand of Oaks added, plus a video trip down memory lane of past festivals
WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival is just one month away. And I’m sure by now you’re familiar with who’s playing this year: we have amazing artists like Beck, Ingrid Michaelson, The Hold Steady, Dawes, Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, The Districts, Rodrigo y Gabriela and more on the bill.
What you don’t already know is the daily lineup schedule – and we’ve heard a lot of you asking when it would be released. This morning, we’ll answer your questions, because it’s right here.
Also, we’re happy to announce a new addition to the lineup: XPN Artist to Watch Strand Of Oaks. The Philly quartet rocked hard at this year’s Non-Comm Festival, and impressed us so much with the brand new album HEAL (released this past Tuesday on Dead Oceans), that we decided to add them to #XPNFest, upping the rock and roll quotient. Here’s a very fun interview The Key’s Elliott Sharp did with Strand Of Oaks front man Tim Showalter the day the record came out: don’t forget to see them this Friday afternoon for a Free At Noon Performance too.
Speaking of things that are awesome, we’ve collected some videos of past XPoNential Festival performances to get you psyched for a great weekend of live music on the Camden waterfront a month from now. Check them out after the jump. Go here to XPN’s Youtube channel to watch more videos from past #XPNfest’s.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros performing “Janglin” last year:
Here’s “4 & 4” by The Districts:
The Lumineers playing “Flowers in Your Hair” and “Hey Ho” from our 2012 event:
The Hold Steady (who are also playing this year’s Festival) from 2009 back when Franz Nicolay was still in the band:
John Butler Trio performing “Mystery Man” last year:
The Fratellis from 2007 performing “Flathead” at Wiggins Park:
And finally, Wilco performing a relaxing version of “Impossible Germany” from 2007 featuring a stellar Nels Cline guitar solo: