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With more than 150+ artists still to be announced, the first performer confirmations for the ELEVENTH edition of the downtown Cincinnati festival happening September 27-29, 2012 are:
GRIZZLY BEAR / DIRTY PROJECTORS / SLEIGH BELLS / DINOSAUR JR / BEST COAST / CLOUD NOTHINGS / IMPERIAL TEEN / WILLIS EARL BEAL / FRANKIE ROSE / TENNIS / JULIA HOLTER / LAETITIA SADIER / CRAFT SPELLS / SEAPONY / LORD HURON / THE BLACK BELLES / ZEUS / THE GROWLERS / J.C. BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND
GRIZZLY BEAR will release their first album in three years on September 18th, and promptly follow that up with a performance at MPMF.12. Their last album ranked #1 on the NPR Listener's Poll and was in the Top 10 on year-end lists in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Pitchfork, SPIN, The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Poll, and many more. In March 2012, The Wall Street Journal's Jim Fusilli declared it "one of the best rock discs of this century so far."
SLEIGH BELLS and CLOUD NOTHINGS profiled in May 2012 issue of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists Shaping Music Tomorrow”
J Mascis of DINOSAUR JR #5 on SPIN’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”
BEST COAST “25 Spring 2012 Albums That You Gotta Hear” – SPIN
IMPERIAL TEEN “SXSW 2012's Top 10 Show” – SPIN
JULIA HOLTER’s “Tragedy” gets 8.0 by Pitchfork Review
DIRTY PROJECTORS’ highly anticipated sixth album, “Swing Lo Magellan” due July 10th
MidPoint Music Festival continues its 11-year tradition as the region’s frontline of music exploration. With such an impressive and expanding lineup, music fans everywhere should be flocking to Cincinnati come the end of September.
Early Bird All Music Access still available ($59), VIP presented by CVG ($169), Washington Park Day Tripper available soon. Tickets may be purchased at CincyTicket.com.
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