MidPoint Music Festival announces more Greater Cincinnati performers

Single-day tickets go on sale Wednesday for 17th annual fest, which returns Sept. 23-24

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Some local bands — like headliners Walk the Moon — were previously announced for next month’s MidPoint Music Festival (marking the event’s 17th anniversary), but the latest batch of performers released includes numerous artists from the Greater Cincinnati area. The festival returns Sept. 23-24, this year taking place on four stages — two at the Taft Theatre, one at the nearby Masonic Cathedral and an outdoor stage at Fifth and Broadway streets.

The latest MPMF announcement also included which artists would be performing on which day — Sept. 23 headliners include The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene, Filthy Friends (featuring members of R.E.M. and Sleater-Kinney) and Valerie June, while Walk the Moon, BADBADNOTGOOD, Dan Deacon and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 are Sept. 24’s bill-toppers. 

Local performers slated to appear on Sept. 23 are Ampline, Mad Anthony, Kid Stardust, Even Tiles, Lemon Sky, Saturn Batteries, Blossom Hall, Rachel Mousie and Lo, The Loyal Conscripts. The Greater Cincinnati acts scheduled for Sept. 24 are Harbour, Jeremy Pinnell, Young Heirlooms, Automagik, Daniel In Stereo, Edward & Jane, A Delicate Motor, Moonbeau, Current Events and Coastal Club.

The fest has also announced a special MPMF kick-off concert at Memorial Hall on Sept. 22. The stand-alone event at Memorial Hall (across from Washington Park and next to Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine) features Soul singer Charles Bradley. Tickets area available now at memorialhallotr.com.

Single-day MPMF tickets go on sale Wednesday at 11 a.m.; weekend passes are also still available. Visit mpmf.com for ticket info, the complete lineup and more.


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