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Plano's inaugural Suburbia Music Festival announces dates, line-up

Posted 11:33am on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

This morning, Live Nation announced the dates and headliners for its inaugural Suburbia Music Festival, taking place at the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano.

EDM superstar David Guetta, along with rockers Alabama Shakes, R&B crooner J. Cole and indie pop duo Tegan and Sara, among many others, will headline the two-day event May 3 and 4. Tickets for Suburbia go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 25.

“The enthusiasm for Suburbia is off the charts here at Live Nation. We believe that North Texas has been in need of a major music festival for many years and we firmly believe that Suburbia will be the vehicle to become an annual event for decades to come,” said Danny Eaton, Live Nation’s senior vice president for North American concerts, in a statement. “We also want to thank the City of Plano for offering us this opportunity to showcase the beautiful acreage known as Oak Point Park to stage Suburbia. Suburbia is destined to become the premiere music festival of all time in the North Texas area.”

Such a statement certainly suggests confidence, but the line-up, while surprisingly deep, does raise a few eyebrows.

Mixed in with the headliners are some bands that, quite frankly, haven’t played major festivals in decades: Violent Femmes, Third Eye Blind and the Dandy Warhols feel slightly out of place next to buzzy upstarts like Run the Jewels, Hoodie Allen or Shakey Graves, but perhaps the intent is to make Suburbia a festival that aims at as broad a swath of the concert-going public as possible.

If so, Suburbia has something for literally everyone, including a local line-up that might make the Paste Untapped or Homegrown crews gnash their teeth: Midlake, the Unlikely Candidates, Larry g(EE), A.Dd+ and SoMo are among the North Texas acts scheduled to perform (the full line-up announced thus far, which is subject to change, is below; locals are designated with asterisks).

“What began as a premier suburb of Dallas has become a diverse, international and emerging urban city," said Harry LaRosiliere, Plano’s mayor, in a statement. “The addition of this signature cultural event ... which includes Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum selling musical artists in a unique outdoor setting, is a key piece of our vision of a multi-faceted city that provides high quality opportunities to live work and play here. We are extremely excited to be partnering with Live Nation to bring this first of its kind festival to Plano.”

Friday at 9 a.m., fans can purchase two-day passes starting at $79.50 through Ticketmaster’s pre-sale, while Citi cardmembers, Live Nation subscribers and Live Nation mobile app users will have access to a pre-sale starting Tuesday.

Full Suburbia Music Festival line-up

David Guetta

Alabama Shakes

J. Cole

Tegan and Sara

Big Gigantic

Slightly Stoopid

Violent Femmes

Needtobreathe

Third Eye Blind

Yelawolf

Hoodie Allen

Blue October

Twenty One Pilots

Run The Jewels

The Dandy Warhols

GTA

Delta Rae

SoMo**

Reignwolf

Reverend Horton Heat**

The Devil Makes Three

Midlake**

Smallpools

American Authors

Sol

Shakey Graves

The Wild Feathers

Echosmith

Alpha Rev

Hayes Carll

The Unlikely Candidates**

Meg Myers

Basic Vacation

Ishi**

The Rocketboys

A.Dd+**

The O's**

Yung Nation**

Veridia

Larry G(ee)**

Preston Jones, 817-390-7713 Twitter: @prestonjones

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