- OFFA REX (THE DECEMBERISTS & OLIVIA CHANEY), FOXYGEN, HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF and PINEGROVE join festival lineup
- Also added: THE DOVE & THE WOLF, NO GOOD SISTER, SWIFT TECHNIQUE, HURRY and HARDWORK MOVEMENT
PHILADELPHIA (MAY 5, 2017): WXPN, the non-commercial, member-supported radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced additions to the lineup of artists performing in its 2017 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. The annual 3-day outdoor music festival will take place from Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30 at Wiggins Park and the adjacent BB&T Pavilion on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront. Full event details are at www.xpnfest.org.
ARTIST LINEUP ADDITIONS Just announced are Offa Rex (The Decemberists & Olivia Chaney), Foxygen, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Pinegrove, performing at the two stages in Wiggins Park. Plus, Philadelphia-area artists just announced who will perform at the festival include The Dove & The Wolf, No Good Sister, Swift Technique, Hurry and Hardwork Movement.
These artists join previously-announced Wiggins Park performers Drive-By Truckers, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Angel Olsen, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Strand of Oaks, David Bromberg Quintet, Joseph, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, Arkells, Davy Knowles, Brownout, Adia Victoria, and Xenia Rubinos. More Wiggins Park artists and the full festival schedule will be announced.
Artists who will perform at the adjacent BB&T Pavilion as part of the XPoNential Music Festival are Wilco, Conor Oberst, and Hop Along on Friday, July 28, and Amos Lee and Friends featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Spoon, along with special guests The Suffers and Chicano Batman, on Saturday, July 29. For all artist updates, visit www.xpnfest.org.
TICKETS -The popular 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass provides general access to Wiggins Park and lawn access to BB&T shows, with the option to upgrade to reserved seating at BB&T Pavilion for evening shows there on July 28 and 29. To purchase, visit www.xpnfest.org/#tickets -Anyone who becomes a new or renewing WXPN Member at the $25 per month level will receive a pair of 3-Day Go Everywhere Passes: http://xpn.org/support-xpn/discover-xpn-membership -Single-day tickets are available for the July 29 & July 30 shows at BB&T Pavilion. For tickets: http://xpnfest.org/#tickets. Single-day Go-Everywhere Passes and tickets for Wiggins Park shows will become available in July.
Amos Lee joined Preservation Hall Jazz Band to play a surprise Midnight Preserves show together on April 30 In New Orleans. PHOTO: Marc Millan
Last Sunday, April 30 during Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Amos Lee joined Preservation Hall Jazz Band to provide audience members with a preview of their XPoNential Music Festival show together on Saturday, July 29 at the BB&T Pavilion.
ABOUT XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 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 13th year at Wiggins Park and 6th year at the adjacent BB&T Pavilion, 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. The preferred summer music event is 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 2017 XPoNential Music Festival information is at www.xpnfest.org. Share #xpnfest! Twitter @xpnfest, Facebook facebook.com/xpnfest, and Instagram @wxpnfm.
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Hi-res artist photos are available upon request
About WXPN WXPN, 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, public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe, public radio’s most popular program of popular music that is distributed by NPR to more than 200 U.S. radio stations, and the Peabody Award-winning Kids Corner. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, Northeastern PA and Northwestern NJ at 91.9 FM, and the world via online streaming at www.XPN.org. The WXPN app brings all of WXPN to any mobile device. WXPN produces XPoNential Radio on XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD, also available online. www.xpn.org.