Initial Artist Announcement for Midpoint Music Festival 2013 Released Today – 150+ Additional Artists to be Added and Announced Leading up to the Festival

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Cincinnati, Ohio, May 3rd,2013 – MidPoint Music Festival (MPMF) announced today the first performer confirmations for the TWELFTH edition of the downtown Cincinnati festival happening September 26-28, 2013. MPMF.13 announced artist highlights include:

THE BREEDERS / THE HEAD AND THE HEART / WARPAINT / FOXYGEN / CODY CHESNUTT / DAUGHTER/ METZ / KISHI BASHI / JULIANNE BARWICK / SPECTRALS / DENT MAY / GRANDFATHER CHILD /   THE GHOST WOLVES / JEECY AND THE JUNGLE / PHOX / CAVEMAN / PERFUME GENIUS

THE BREEDERS, “tour for the 20th anniversary of their classic 1993 album, Last Splash, was nothing short of flip-out celebratory.” –ROLLING STONE

WARPAINT- “The ladies who make up LA’s Warpaint have been getting a lot of attention and rave reviews for their music. –KRCW(Online Public Radio)

METZ- Featured on Pitchfork’s Album of the Year list in 2012 and labeled “Best New Music

JULIANNE BARWICK- New song “PACING” named Best New Track on Pitchfork, also featured on Gorilla Vs. Bear and Fader

CODY CHESNUTT- “a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of what modern soul music can look and sound like.” – New Frontier Touring

CAVEMAN- “We learned how to stretch ourselves in different ways.” –SPIN Media

JEECY AND THE JUNGLE- “When you venture out to listen to Jeecy and the Jungle, grab a seatbelt and buckle up for a fun, raucous ride in a blender of rock, punk, blues, r&b.  It’s Detroit’s music history packed into one band with more energy than ten 5-year olds on a sugar high.” –Ann Delisi, 101.9 WDE

MidPoint Music Festival continues its 12-year tradition as the region’s frontline of music exploration, featuring an impressive and diverse lineup.  Music fans everywhere flock to Cincinnati in September to be a part of this long running music event that started in Over-the-Rhine (OTR), the Cincinnati neighborhood that’s as cutting edge as the festival itself.

OTR remains a pivotal location, home to a number of MPMF.13 stages.  OTR is on the National Register of Historic Places and was voted best Cincinnati Neighborhood in CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati publication in 2011 and 2012.  Since 2004 more than $255 million has been invested in the revitalization of OTR, including the $48 million renovation of Washington Park, which includes an outdoor music stage that serves as one of MPMF’s main stages.

Ticketing

Advance tickets are on sale now at www.mpmf.cincyticket.com. All-access passes are $69 and VIP passes are $169

About MPMF
Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival has developed a reputation as the place to find your new favorite band. MidPoint’s embrace of emerging artists reflects the same pioneering ethic of Cincinnati’s celebrated music history and its present day music-makers. The MPMF storyline continues to be diverse, dynamic and adventurous. Stay up to date at MPMF.com, like its official Facebook page, or by following the festival on Twitter.

MPMF.13 is made possible thanks to the generous support of its sponsors, including Dewey’s Pizza and Biore.