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Savannah Stopover announces full 2017 lineup

Savannah Stopover Music Festival announces today the full line-up of bands confirmed to play the annual indie music festival which will take place March 9-11 in Savannah, GA’s beautiful and historic downtown district.

Today’s announcement doubles the already announced first-wave line-up, adding over 40 new acts including Julien Baker, A Tribe Called Red, Lewis Del MarCaveman, Weaves, Tim Darcy and many more.

The 3-day festival, heading into it’s 7th year, is known for it’s affordability and focus on up and coming acts. The festival takes place the weekend before SXSW and helps support bands as they make their way to Austin. 80+ bands have been confirmed from across the U.S. and beyond, including acts from Australia (Hockey Dad, Alex Cameron), England (Wreckless Eric), Wales (Chain of Flowers), New Zealand (Kane Strang) and Puerto Rico (AJ Dávila).

Kishi Bashi will kick things off with a headline performance at the festival’s Opening Night Event on March 9th at Ships of The Sea’s North Garden. The former of Montreal member released his third album Sonderlust in September of 2016 to wide critical acclaim; with NPR stating, “Throughout the album Ishibashi broadens his palette, rendering his sound ever more frantic, unpredictable, digital and danceable.”

Classic soul and funk icons Lee Fields & the Expressions, fresh off of their highly lauded November release, Special Night, will headline Friday, March 11th.

New additions include Lewis Del Mar (Columbia Records), the Queens duo whose live performances have been lauded by Billboard Magazine, Julien Baker, the young Memphis songwriter who recently signed to Matador Records, and Brooklyn-based Caveman who released their third critically acclaimed album, Otero War, in 2016 on Cinematic Records.

The festival, which takes place across numerous venues in Savannah’s historic district, “offers an affordable and walkable experience where you’re likely to see a slew of fantastic bands before they break out of the pack” says Kayne Lanahan, the festival’s CEO and Founder, adding “it’s very unique in today’s world of high priced concert tickets and mainstream headliner-driven festivals. If you haven’t heard of a lot of these bands yet, that’s the whole point.”

Pre-sale passes are sold out. Advance passes are on sale now. Passes grant attendees access to all concerts on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional ticketing information is available at savannahstopover.com/tickets and directly through Ticketfly.

Single Day Pass – $34 (good for any one day)
Weekend Pass – $59 (good for 3/10 and 3/11)
Three-Day Pass – $79 (good for 3/9-3/11)
VIP Pass – $149 (good for 3/9-3/11)

Band bios, videos and streaming MP3s for all confirmed bands are available at savannahstopover.com. Savannah Stopover 2017 playlists are available on Spotify and Soundcloud.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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