First, the schedule:
Friday, July 17
Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo
Saturday, July 18
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
+ many more!
Sunday, July 19
+ many more!
OK. Now. In past years, we've booked our Friday night lineups by teaming up with All Tomorrow's Parties and their "Don't Look Back" series, presenting bands playing classic albums all the way through. Last year, Public Enemy performed It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, and Sonic Youth performed Daydream Nation in 2007.
This year, we're doing something different.
Starting on Friday night, we're kicking off a new series called "Write the Night: Set Lists by Request." You, the audience, vote on which songs all four bands-- Built to Spill, the Jesus Lizard, Yo La Tengo, and Tortoise-- will play. It'll work like this: When you buy your ticket, you'll get a confirmation email. That confirmation email will include a link to a page where you can vote on which songs from each band you want to hear. The bands will tailor their set lists accordingly. Oh, and did we mention this is the Jesus Lizard's first American show in a decade? Righteous, yes?
Tickets go on sale March 13, and voting starts the same day. Voting ends June 12.
Of course, we'll announce a ton more bands in the coming months.