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DES MOINES (March 22, 2022) – The nonprofit 80/35 Music Festival announces the second wave of artists for the 14th edition of the festival, taking place July 7-8, 2023. 80/35 is presented by the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC), and the new additions to the lineup reinforce DMMC and 80/35’s commitment to showcasing the wealth of talent from our own community.

24 acts join the lineup, with Iowa bands coming from Des Moines, Iowa City, Meskwaki Settlement, Odebolt, and beyond. Over 50 bands perform during the two-day festival across one ticketed stage and three free stages in and around Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park.

This year’s 80/35 incorporates changes based on the findings of the Des Moines Music Strategy, a comprehensive report detailing the economic health of the local music economy in Des Moines. DMMC is committed to directly paying over $400,000 to members of the local music economy through 80/35, with that money going to local musicians, stagehands, service providers, and music professionals who power the festival. In addition, the newly-released acts reinforce the festival’s commitment to genre and demographic diversity on stage.

*newly announced

The War on Drugs
Sudan Archives
Ric Wilson
House of Large Sizes
Elizabeth Moen
Maxilla Blue*
Pictoria Vark*
Ramona and the Sometimes*
Neil Anders and the Brothers Merritt*
Monstrophe (Emerging Artist)*
Des Moines Music Coalition Summer Camps (Emerging Artists)*

Big Boi
Cautious Clay
Blu DeTiger
William Elliott Whitmore
Etran de L’Aïr
McKinley Dixon
Ax and the Hatchetmen
Lipstick Homicide*
Kiss the Tiger
Ancient Posse
Annie Kemble*
Us Vs Them*
Emma Butterworth
Penny Peach*
Hurry Up, Brothers*
Allegra Hernandez*
Lady Revel*
Flash in a Pan*
Chill Mac*
Surf Zombies*
Basketball Divorce Court*
Zap Tura*
Glass Ox*
Salt Fox*
Belin Quartet*
The Crust Band (Emerging Artist)*
Lost Souls Found (Emerging Artist)*
Girls Rock! Des Moines (Emerging Artists)*

“We are excited to share the next rounds of acts performing this year at 80/35,” said Festival Director Mickey Davis. “From hip hop to hardcore to soul to classical, the new bands add to the wide diversity of genre and geography on this year’s lineup. The amount of Iowa-based acts on our lineup is one of the things that sets 80/35 apart and helps us continue to create local audiences for local musicians alongside the incredible national and international talent at the festival.”

More information, including the final acts, on-site activations, the festival map, and more, will be released this spring.

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