AUGUST 15, 2012
Thievery Corporation Announce D.C. Music Event
Gogol Bordello And Michael Franti Signed On For September Show At D.C. Fairgroundsby Tom Pryor
Earlier this week "outernational" electronica duo Thievery Corporation announced an upcoming event in their hometown of Washington, D.C. Thievery will be joined by like-minded artists Michael Franti and Gogol Bordello to headline an all-day music event at The Fairgrounds in Washington, D.C. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 15th.
Complete press release below.
International recording artists Thievery Corporation announced today they will headline an all-day music event at The Fairgrounds in Washington, DC on Saturday September 15, 2012. Joining the full Thievery Corporation live band for their own sets will be special guests Gogol Bordello and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
"Gogol and Franti are artists we're really excited to play with," Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation said. "We've seen both bands at different festivals over the years, but it will be great to share a stage in DC and bring all this great music to our home town."
The Fairgrounds, located at 1299 Half Street, SE, immediately adjacent to Nationals Stadium, has hosted "The Bullpen" for Nationals games, and a number of other unique outdoor events like Truckeroo. This will be the first full-day concert featuring the main stage, a side stage of DJs and local artists as well as food trucks, vendors and artist installations throughout the venue.
"We're always looking for a really fun outdoor place to play in DC, " Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation said. "The Fairgrounds is a unique space that has a ton of cool features with all the artists and food trucks. We're looking forward to a day of great music and entertainment."
Georgetown Events manages The Fairgrounds and is partnering with Thievery Corporation and Pick-Up Productions to produce this highly anticipated event.
Tickets for the event go on sale exclusively through LivingSocial on Friday, August 10, 2012. The price per ticket is $59 including all taxes, fees and surcharges.