WXPN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO ARTIST LINEUP FOR 2016 XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SUBARUColvin & Earle, The Revivalists, White Denim, Esmé Patterson, Eliza Hardy Jones, Ben Arnold, Queen of Jeans and more are added to 3-day festival July 22-24
PHILADELPHIA (MAY 5, 2016): More artists including Colvin & Earle, The Revivalists, White Denim, Songhoy Blues, Billy Hector, and Esmé Patterson - along with Philadelphia-based favorites Ben Arnold, Kississippi, Eliza Hardy Jones, RoseMary Fiki and Queen of Jeans - have been added to the lineup for the 2016 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. WXPN 88.5 FM/Philadelphia, the festival’s producer and the non-commercial, member-supported radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, announced the lineup additions on-air and online at 8 a.m. ET today, the first day of its Spring Fund Drive.
These artists will join the previously-announced 20-plus who are performing in the three-day, two-venue Festival from Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24 at BB&T Pavilion and Wiggins Park on the Camden, NJ riverfront (see updated lineup, below). The Festival’s daily performance schedule and set times will be announced. Updates and ticket info are located at www.xpnfest.org.
“For music lovers, it doesn’t get any better than this year’s diverse selection of heritage, up-and-coming, and local artists,” said WXPN General Manager Roger LaMay. “The XPoNential Music Festival is an exceptional music event that has achieved national stature, thanks to the WXPN members, listeners and artists who support our mission to connect artists with audiences.”
Updated lineup of artists who will be be performing in the 2016 XPoNential Music Festival:
BB&T Pavilion (evenings)
Fri. July 22 Ryan Adams and The Shining, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Tommy Stinson
Sat. July 23 Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., Chicano Batman
Sun. July 24 Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, case/lang/viers
Father John Misty (solo)
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
Colvin & Earle
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Felice Brothers
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
David Wax Museum
Low Cut Connie
The Record Company
Eliza Hardy Jones
Queen of Jeans
During the WXPN Spring Fund Drive, listeners who make a pledge to become members at $25 per month will receive two complimentary 3-Day Go Everywhere Passes with general access to all performances in Wiggins Park and lawn access at BB&T Pavilion. All new and existing XPN Members can save 50% on 3-Day Go Everywhere Passes with lawn admission to BB&T and single day Wiggins Park passes, when available.
The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru is WXPN’s signature annual concert event that draws audiences from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, Mid-Atlantic region, and Northeastern US. Now in its 12th year at Wiggins Park and 5th year at the adjacent BB&T Pavilion (formerly Susquehanna Bank Center), WXPN produces the XPoNential Music Festival in partnership with the Camden County Board of Freeholders. The festival features the expertly curated mix of established and new artists enjoyed by WXPN members and listeners and is a preferred summer music event, known for convenient access via public transportation, natural amphitheaters that produce great sound, plenty of activities for kids, extensive food, drink and vendor selections, and festival seating and riverfront promenades that offer spectacular views of the Delaware River and Philadelphia skyline.
All current information regarding the 2016 XPoNential Music Festival is located at http://www.xpnfest.org. Share #xpnfest on Twitter @xpnfest, on Facebook facebook.com/xpnfest, and Instagram @wxpnfm.
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