‘Paste’ Calls Southwest Ohio’s Bellwether One of the “Best American Music Festivals in 2019”

Bellwether returns for its second year this August with Cold War Kids, Twin Shadow, Beach House, STRFKR, Cake and more

click to enlarge Bellwether Music Festival 2018
Bellwether Music Festival 2018

Paste magazine’s website has a roundup of the “Best American Music Festivals in 2019” and in its “Midwest” section, it shouts out the Bellwether Music Festival. The Southwest Ohio event (founded by Bunbury and MidPoint festival creator Bill Donabedian) debuted last year in Waynesville, with a lineup that included The Flaming Lips, Japanese Breakfast, Echo and the Bunnymen and more.

This year’s Bellwether takes place Aug 9-11 and features Beach House, Cake, Cold War Kids, Twin Shadow, STRFKR and many other acts. (Click here for more info.)

The Bellwether blurb from Paste’s story starts oddly: “Believe it or not, Ohio actually does have more to offer than cornfields and Cincinnati.” Which, as Cincinnatians, feels sorta good (maybe?), but for those in Ohio’s other large cities and non-cornfield areas — ouch!

The write-up continues, calling Bellwether a “three-day ode to alternative that offers up glamping, yoga, and after parties galore for when your faves aren’t performing on the main stages.”

Bellwether recently announced info on a pre-fest party, as well as after-parties during the fest featuring DJ sets from TOBACCO (from Black Moth Super Rainbow) and STRFKR.

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