Bunbury Music Festival announces headliners for inaugural event: Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie

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The Bunbury Music Festival today announced its headliner acts for the inaugural event to be held July 13-15, 2012 along Cincinnati’s riverfront, and they include Jane’s Addiction, Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie.

Founded by veteran music and event promoter Bill Donabedian, Bunbury Music Festival will feature 100 live performances on six stages throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. The name of the event comes from an Oscar Wilde play, “The Importance of Being Ernest” and means “to have a made up excuse to get out of doing something boring.”

Jane’s Addiction will perform on Friday, July 13 (9:30 p.m.) with Weezer on Saturday, July 14 (9:30 p.m.) and Death Cab for Cutie on Sunday, July 15 (8:30 p.m.). A full schedule of performances will be released in March.

“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,” said Donabedian, who launched MidPoint Music Festival and served as the managing director of Fountain Square for five years. “Fans should think of this as an authentic music experience.”

The event will also include a Tech Trade Show featuring social media, gaming and technology-based products as well as an Eco-friendly Market Place with a variety of food and merchandise offerings.

Tickets for the event are $46 for a one-day pass and $93 for a three-day pass and are on-sale at www.bunburyfestival.com/tickets.