Savannah Stopover has announced the initial lineup of bands that will be performing at the 5th annual festival in March. This is only about a third of the total number of acts that will eventually be confirmed.
If you don’t know a lot of these bands, join the club. As my fellow blogger Tom has said often, Savannah Stopover is all about discovery — the festival staff spends all year listening to bands, including many up-and-coming ones, and they curate a strong, diverse lineup. For attendees, the festival turns into a 3-day adventure/bar-crawl filled with surprises.
You can start getting to know the bands in this initial lineup via this Soundcloud playlist and via some of the embedded media we’ve chosen below:
A few of the standout acts in this first wave of announcements:
- Generationals – New Orleans-based duo who just released an album on Polyvinyl Records
- San Fermin Brooklyn 8 piece baroque pop band
- Matthew E. White Richmond, Va. – highly anticipated sophomore album due in 2015 after critically acclaimed 2012 debut Big Inner￼￼￼￼￼￼
- ASTR NYC electronic dance duo signed to Neon Gold Records
- MOTHXR NYC new band featuring Penn Badgley, star of TV show Gossip Girl
More great acts::
- Bombadil Asheville
- French Horn Rebellion NYC
- Ryley Walker Chicago
- Reputante NYC
- Guthrie Brown & The Family Tree Nashville
- Axxa/Abraxxas Athens
- Mainland NYC
- Fire Mountain Troy, Ala.
- What Moon Things NYC
- Capsula Argentina
- Fat Tony Houston
- All Them Witches Nashville
- ELEL Nashville
- Rose Quartz Denver
- Dreamers Brooklyn
- Adia Victoria Nashville
- Margo and the Pricetags Nashville
Label Party: Burger Records/Lollipop Records:
- Gap Dream Fullerton, Calif.
- Wax Witches Brooklyn
- Corners LA
- Cobalt Cranes LA
Returning bands from previous Stopovers and Revival Fests:
- Pitchblak Brass Band NYC – 2014 Stopover
- Diarrhea Planet Nashville – 2013 Stopover
- Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Birmingham – 2013 Stopover
- X Ambassadors Ithaca – 2013 Stopover (formerly called Ambassadors)
- Family and Friends Athens – 2014 Revival Fest (also playing Schedule announcement party on 1/16/15)
- Blank Range Nashville – 2014 Revival Fest
- Heavenly Beat NYC – 2014 Stopover
- Beach Day Hollywood, Fl. – 2013 Stopover
- Christopher Paul Stelling NYC – 2012, 2013, 2014 Stopovers
We’ll obviously have a whole lot more to say about Savannah Stopover V as additional bands, the venues, and the schedule are announced. The next big event is the kick off to the Stopover season on 11/21 with Futurebirds, this mountain, and Amythyst Kiah performing at Southbound Brewing.
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