I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that a new music festival joined the long list of music festivals that take place in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The Landmark Music Festival is a kick off event for the Trust of the National Mall to help bring awareness and funds to “America’s Front Yard” [The National Mall]. The festival will take on the National Mall on September 26 & 27, 2015. The festivals website highlights that 29 million people visit the National Mall each year; that there is $750 million dollars in backlogged repairs to deteriorating monuments and landscapes, plus needed upgrades for a more sustainable, functional park; and it’s been 39 years since the last major renovation of the National Mall.
This years festival will be headlined by Drake and The Strokes. They will be joined by 38 other artists/bands who will perform on 5 stages over the two days of the festival.
More details below.
Landmark Music Festival
When: September 26 & 27, 2015
Where: West Potomac Park, Washington, DC
Lineup: Drake, The Strokes, alt-J, Chvrches, Ben Howard, Chromeo, Band of Horses, The War on Drugs, George Ezra, Nate Ruess, Lord Huron, Wale, The Kills, Twin Shadow, The Lone Bellow, Dr. Joh & The Nite Trippers, Dan Deacon, Houndmouth, The Jor Formidable, Daughter, Albert Hammond Jr., Rhiannon Giddens, Ex Hex, The Mowgli’s, boots, In the Valley Below, Rebirth Brass Band, U.S. Royalty, Hiss Golden Messenger, Vandaveer, Erik Hassle, Vintage Trouble, Lion Babe, The London Souls. Red Baraat, The Hunts, Avers, The Suffers, The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, Empresarios, Ace Cosgrove
Facebook: facebook.com/LandmarkFestDC| Twitter: @landmarkfestdc