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FREE PRESS SUMMER FESTIVAL 2016 LINEUP

FREE PRESS SUMMER FESTIVAL 2016 LINEUP
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This is the day. The day we've all been waiting for. Some of you will be pleased, and some of you not so much.

Marking the festival’s return to Eleanor Tinsley Park for its eighth year as Houston’s annual two-day music fest, the lineup for Free Press Summer Festival 2016 includes more incredible headliners than you can wrap your head around — from international progressive house sensation deadmau5 and indie rock superstars Modest Mouse and The National, to folk rockers Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and soulful Texan Leon Bridges.

Trying to sum up the star-studded lineup is virtually impossible, so we’ll just tell you who to expect: indie rock darling Mac DeMarco, dubstep/house duo Zeds Dead, California rockers Young the Giant, Grammy nominated electronic artist Jamie xx, Def Jam rapper Logic, electro house duo The Chainsmokers, gypsy punk rockers Gogol Bordello, experimental hip hop group Big Grams (composed of Outkast’s Big Boi and electronic rock duo Phantogram), alternative rock legends Violent Femmes, Philly rap favorite Mac Miller, Swedish punk greats Refused, hip hop sensation A$AP Ferg, indie pop duo Matt and Kim, genre-breakers Big Gigantic, psych rockers The Black Angels, alt rock group X Ambassadors, up-and-coming rapper Tory Lanez, progressive house star 3LAU, punk rock band Against Me!, alt-folk rockers Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, bluegrass stars Trampled by Turtles, garage rockers Thee Oh Sees, self-proclaimed “hippie with soul” Allen Stone, Austin rock four-piece White Denim, psychobilly group Tiger Army, indie pop artist BØRNS and Swedish rapper Yung Lean and the Sad Boys — and we’re not even close to being done dishing out this year’s lineup.

And so it continues: British indie rock band The Heavy, electropop/R&B trio Lolawolf, Pearland rapper Trae tha Truth, R&B/pop artist Anderson East, singer-songwriter David Ramirez, baroque pop band San Fermin, electronic pop artist Louis the Child, alt rocker Matthew Logan Vasquez, smooth rocking four-piece Chicano Batman, dance-punk band Moving Units, Austin pop act Blue Healer, all-girl alt rock outfit The Coathangers, soulful singer Walker Lukens, R&B pop singer Sir the Baptist, Houston rapper BeatKing, alternative hip hop group Oxymorrons, punk rockers Plague Vendor, local singer-songwriter Nathan Quick, and pop punk band Get A Life.

Oh, and there are even more acts that haven’t even been announced yet. Stay posted for more artist announcements in the months leading up to the festival, happening on June 4 and 5 at Eleanor Tinsley Park. Buy passes now at fpsf.com.

Photo by Julian Bajsel