of Montreal, Wild Child, Larkin Poe among first wave of bands announced for Savannah Stopover 2018

Earlier today, Savannah Stopover announced the first wave of bands for the 3-day festival in March 2018.

of Montreal, who packed Forsyth Park during Savannah Stopover 2013, will return as one of the festival headliners. The iconic Athens-based band will perform at the Ships of the Sea on Saturday, March 10th.

Today’s announcement included two other must-see Athens acts — Pylon Reenactment Society and David Barbe & Inward Dream Ebb — along with about three dozen other bands representing a breadth of genres. This wave accounts for only about half the bands in the final lineup, so stay tuned for more announcements, including around 10 Savannah bands.

Savannah Stopover has established a reputation for snagging some big names before they got big, and that looks to be happening again for 2018 with performers like 20-year old New Yorker Gus Dapperton and the British band Shopping.

The initial lineup includes several stellar bands that played previous Stopovers, including Wild Child and Honduras, but most of the acts on the list will be playing in Savannah for the first time. We’ll have a number of preview posts before the festival and obviously share updates as new bands are added.

For lots more about the initial lineup, check out this piece in Do Savannah by our contributor Joshua Peacock.

Check out the Spotify playlist:

We’ve shot photos of a number of the acts headed to the 2018 version of Stopover, and we look forward to shooting lots of them while they’re in town.

of Montreal at Savannah Stopover 2013

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics at Revival Fest 2017

Pylon Reenactment Society at Bragg Jam 2017

Wild Child at Revival Fest 2013

Illegal Drugs at The Jinx 2016

Okey Dokey at Bragg Jam 2017

The Bones of JR Jones at Savannah Stopover 2017

The Nude Party at The Jinx in 2016

Honduras at Savannah Stopover 2016

Pronoun at Savannah Stopover 2017