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80/35 Music Festival

  • 80/35 Music Festival @ Western Gateway Park
  • Address: 13th & Locust Streets, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • July 7, 2017 - July 8, 2017
  • Friday 5 p.m.-Midnight, Saturday Noon-Midnight
  • Price: Advance - Single-day $42; Two-Day $65; Day of Event - Single $50; Two-Day $90
Overview

Summer can’t come soon enough for music fans in Des Moines. 80/35, the annual downtown Des Moines indie music festival, is set to be anchored this summer by headlining performances from psychedelic favorites MGMT and celebrated alternative staple The Shins. Confirmed to round out the lineup, which is set to feature about 50 acts, is rapper and food fanatic Action Bronson, folk act Elephant Revival, Iowa-grown hardcore staple Modern Life is War and Minneapolis group The Suburbs.

The two-day 80/35, which draws an estimated 30,000 people annually, is set to take place July 7 and 8 in Western Gateway Park. Two-day tickets cost $65 and single-day tickets run at $42 each. All tickets are for sale now and can be purchased at midwestix.com. Day-of tickets will be available at the festival in July with two-day passes costing $90 and a one-day pass costing $50.

With booking 80/35, festival project manager Amedeo Rossi said he wants to guarantee festival-goers discover new, impressive music at the event. Along with the pay-to-see main stage, 80/35 features free stages that mix local and touring groups. Past 80/35 headliners include The Flaming Lips, Conor Oberst, David Byrne with St. Vincent, Public Enemy and Modest Mouse.

More information at 2017.80-35.com.

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  • 80/35 Music Festival @ Western Gateway Park
  • Advance - Single-day $42; Two-Day $65; Day of Event - Single $50; Two-Day $90
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