The National to Curate Inaugural Hometown Festival, New Video for “Sleep Well Beast” Out Today

The National are proud to announce the inaugural festival ‘Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW,’ taking place April 28 & 29 in the band’s hometown of Cincinnati. Curated by The National, the event will feature over 20 artists across two stages at Smale Park, in addition to venues throughout the city. The National will perform two completely different shows over two evenings.

The festival will also feature special guests, city-wide exhibitions, surprises and more starting the evening of Friday, Apr. 27. Weekend passes go on sale tomorrow, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. Eastern at

Today, the band have also released a music video for the title track off their GRAMMY®-nominated album, Sleep Well Beast. The music video is the fifth directed by Casey Reas, with Graham MacIndoe, for the album. Sleep Well Beast has also received a nomination for Best Recording Package by designers Luke Hayman and Andrea Trabucco-Campos of Pentagram.

The National have just wrapped their 2017 world tour with more 2018 tour dates to be announced soon.

2018 Tour Dates

01/20 — Las Vegas, NV — The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

01/23 — Mexico City, MX — Pepsi Center WTC

04/28 — Cincinnati, OH — Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW at Smale Park & beyond

04/29 — Cincinnati, OH — Homecoming in Association with MusicNOW at Smale Park & beyond

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