Artists AddedEDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS will join these previously-announced performers. In addition, THE DISTRICTS, KAT EDMONSON, RED BARAAT and MATT POND have also been added to the lineup. The daily schedule for the Festival will be announced in early June.
20th Annual WXPN Summer Music FestivalMore than 400 artists have performed in the 20 consecutive summer music festivals that WXPN has presented in parks located on both sides of the Delaware River. The inaugural event that took place in 1994 at Penn’s Landing on the Philadelphia waterfront was called WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend, and featured 10 artists including Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin and T-Bone Burnett.
Starting in 2004, the Singer-Songwriter Weekend expanded to three days. It was re-named the All About the Music Festival the following year, when its location was moved to Wiggins Park on the Camden, NJ waterfront. The name was changed to XPoNential Music Festival in 2007.
In 2012, thanks to a new partnership with promoter LiveNation, WXPN expanded the Festival to include two nights of live music at the Susquehanna Bank Center, which is conveniently located adjacent to Wiggins Park. Festival attendees can easily walk from the daytime concerts at Wiggins Park to enjoy evening concerts at the Susquehanna Bank Center which this year will feature THE LUMINEERS, DR. DOG, POLIÇA and WAKE OWL (on Saturday, July 27) and the AmericanaramA Music Festival featuring BOB DYLAN, WILCO, MY MORNING JACKET and RYAN BINGHAM (on Sunday, July 28).
Tickets & AdmissionA variety of tickets that are available now for the 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru can be viewed and purchased here.
Gates will open at 5 pm on Friday, July 26 with shows starting at 5:30 pm, and at 11:30 am on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 with shows starting at 12 pm. The Kids Corner area in the Children’s Garden at Wiggins Park will be open from 11:30 am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
More About the XPoNential Music Festival Presented by SubaruThe XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru is produced in partnership with the Camden County, NJ Board of Freeholders and features a lineup of established and up-and-coming artists as heard on WXPN. 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 spectacular views of the river and Philadelphia skyline, a natural amphitheatre for great sound, easy access to public transportation and parking, lush open green spaces and the nearby Adventure Aquarium. WXPN offers a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the festival, and food and craft vendors provide sustenance and enhance the festival atmosphere.
For more information or to access XPoNential Festival archives, visit XPN.org. The hashtag for talking about the Festival on Twitter is #xpnfest.