Cincinnati's Bunbury Music Festival Announces Twenty One Pilots, Avett Brothers, Marshmello and More for 2020 Event

Bunbury, which returns to Cincinnati's riverfront June 5-7, will also feature Angels and Airwaves, Kane Brown, Melanie Martinez, Billy Strings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Oliver Tree, Cake, Ski Mask the Slump God, Blackbear and more

Jan 30, 2020 at 7:12 pm
click to enlarge Twenty One Pilots last year at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena (now Heritage Bank Center) - Photo: Brittany Thornton
Photo: Brittany Thornton
Twenty One Pilots last year at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena (now Heritage Bank Center)

The lineup for the 2020 Bunbury Music Festival was supposed to be revealed for the first time Thursday night at an announcement event at the Woodward Theater. But a Thursday morning leak — thanks to an early social media posting shared (and then deleted) by one of this year's performers — led to the lineup poster being shared far and wide hours before the event.

Headlining this year's Bunbury — which returns to Cincinnati's riverfront June 5-7 — are EDM artist Marshmello, Americana faves The Avett Brothers and Twenty One Pilots. Also announced for Bunbury 2020: Country singer Kane Brown, quirky Pop artist Melanie Martinez, ex-blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge's Angels and Airwaves (blink has a complicated history with Bunbury), Bluegrass phenom Billy Strings, ’90s Alternative faves Cake and Roots juggernaut Old Crow Medicine Show.

The massively popular Columbus AltPop duo Twenty One Pilots has a long history with Bunbury promoters PromoWest, which has booked numerous hometown shows for the act over the years. TØP played Bunbury in 2015 and filmed part of their video for "Lane Boy" at the fest. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun also played Bunbury in 2013.

The rest of the announced lineup includes Oliver Tree, Blackbear, Tones and I, The Struts, Ski Mask the Slump God, The Struts, Wallows, Coin, Neon Trees, Barns Courtney, Alec Benjamin, Missio, Flor, Betty Who, Muna, The Regrettes, Jake Miller, Matt Maeson, I Don't Know How But They Found Me, Max, Teddy Swims, Larkins, Chase Atlantic, Unlikely Candidates, Evie Irie, Cousin Simple, Johnny Fury, Kiita and Trauma Illinois.

Three-day Bunbury passes are on sale now. Single-day tickets will go on sale at a later date.

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