Janes Addiction, Death Cab, Weezer Headline Cincinnati Burbury Music Festival
Jane’s Addiction, Death Cab for Cutie and Weezer have been tapped to headline the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival, which will be held in Cincinnati this summer. The three groups are part of a notable and extensive lineup that mainly features rock artists.
The festival will take place July 13-15 this year in downtown Cincinnati. Other bands joining the headliners at the festival include Guided By Voices, Dan Deacon, Manchester Orchestra, Gym Class Heroes, O.A.R., Minus the Bear, Kevin Devine, Ra Ra Riot and Foxy Shazam.
The Bunbery Music Festival is described by organizers as “an awesome live music and festival experience that is affordable, fun, tech savvy and eco-friendly.” The event will host both a tech pavilion and the EcoMarketplace, which will be a street “lined with vendors offering ecofriendly products and services.” The festival’s website also announced that it will be partnering with local bars for “afterparties” after the music ends each night.
The festival, which was founded by veteran music promoter Bill Donabedian, will be held throughout Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. The event will host 100 live performances across six stages. The name Bunbury comes from the Oscar Wilde play “The Importance of Being Earnest” and means “to have a made up excuse to get out of doing something boring.”
Donabedian spoke of his vision for the festival.
“The Bunbury Music Festival will feature the best of our local Indie bands with national and regional bands that fans may have seen at other great festivals and concert venues,” he said in a statement. “Fans should think of this as an authentic music experience.”
Donabedian also founded the MidPoint Music Festival, which is also held in Cincinnati, ten years ago. That festival focuses almost exclusively on independent artists and is a music industry conference as well as a festival.