80-35 Festival 2018 Preview

In the heart of the country, where I-80 meets I-85, Des Moines hosts the great 80/35 Festival, Friday & Saturday, July 6th & 7th....

80-35 Festival 2018 Preview

In the heart of the country, where I-80 meets I-85, Des Moines hosts the great 80/35 Festival, Friday & Saturday, July 6th & 7th:



Hy-Vee Main Stage

Phantogram, 9:15 PM

Saratoga Springs’ dancetronica act Phantogram (QRO photos at a festival) got notice less for their debut full-length Eyelid Movies (QRO review) than their enchanting live show (QRO photos at a festival) – which works outdoors (QRO photos outdoors at a festival), at least when in the evening (QRO photos at a festival). 2014’s Voices (QRO review) upped their game (QRO photos at a festival), after which they teamed up with Big Boi as ‘Big Grams’ (QRO photos at a festival). But now the Phanto is back (QRO photos), with 2016’s strong Three (QRO review), coming to 80/35 (QRO photos at a festival).
Atmosphere, 7:00 PM

The DJ/producer and rapper duo hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota (QRO photos at a festival) has already garnered themselves the reputation of one of hip hops most cacophonous and respected acts. Known for his aggressive and energetic performances, Atmosphere’s set is a definite must-see (QRO photos outdoors) as he returns to 80/35 (QRO photos at 80/35 ‘12).
Phoebe Bridgers, 5:00 PM

Last year, Phoebe Bridgers had a top record in Stranger in the Alps (QRO Top Albums of 2017), and now comes to 80/35 (QRO photos).

Phoebe Bridgers

Kum & Go Stage

Closed Format, 9:30 PM

Jeff Rosenstock, 8:15 PM

Remo Drive, 6:45 PM

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, 5:45 PM

Pink Neighbor, 5:00 PM

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

Nationwide Stage

Elizabeth Moen, 8:15 PMQRO photos at 80/35 ’17

Closet Witch, 7:00 PM

Matthew James & The Rust Belt Union, 6:00 PM

Da Younger, 5:00 PM

Elizabeth Moen

Gen Z Showcase

Iowa Junk, 8:15 PM

Chai, 6:15 PM

Wait, What?

Generation Z

IPR Live Sessions

Honeycreeper, 8:00 PM

Pink Neighbor, 7:15 PM

Foxholes, 6:30 PM

treesreach, 5:45 PM

Karen Meat, 5:00 PM




Hy-Vee Main Stage

Kesha, 9:15 PM

Kesha Rose Sebert has been something of a divisive figure in popular music. She’s had some huge success – at one point her single “Tik Tok” was the best-selling digital single in history, and she’s worked with everyone from Brittany Spears to The Flaming Lips. She’s also been derided as a pretty face, but trashy rapper, currently in a legal dispute with her former producer – even her former stylized name ‘Ke$ha’ was a subject of debate. Regardless, she brings her big show to 80/35.
Courtney Barnett, 7:00 PM

Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett (QRO photos at a festival) won fans like Rolling Stone and New York Times after her CMJ 2013 performance (QRO festival recap), with funny, rambling lyrics and a deadpan delivery (QRO photos). Since then she’s just gone and won fans outside of just critics with 2015 debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, last year’s team up with Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Live, and this year’s Tell Me How You Really Feel.
Courtney Barnett
Car Seat Headrest, 5:00 PM

After a series of solo, self-released Bandcamp records (named literally 1, 2, 3, 4 and more), Will Toledo’s Car Seat Headrest (QRO photos at a festival) graduated to a full band & Matador signing for 2015’s Teens of Style and 2016’s Teens of Denial.
Car Seat Headrest
BJ the Chicago Kid, 3:15 PM

From, yes, Chicago, BJ the Chicago Kid (QRO photos at a festival) has worked with everyone from Kendrick to Kanye.


Vagabon, 1:30 PM

Field Division, 12:00 PM

BJ the Chicago Kid

Kum & Go Stage

BassRaja and Pri yon Joni with Himanshu on Dhol, 9:30 PM

The Poison Control Center, 8:15 PMQRO photos at an Iowa festival

Priscilla Renea, 7:00 PM

Soccer Mommy, 6:00 PMQRO photos

Zeshan B, 5:00 PM

Ratboys, 3:45 PM

Sawyer Fredericks, 2:45 PM

Greg Grease, 1:45 PM

Naked Giants, 12:45 PMQRO photos at a festival

Honeycreeper, 12:00 PM

The Poison Control Center

Soccer Mommy

Naked Giants

Nationwide Stage

B.Well, 8:15 PM

Telekinetic Yeti, 7:00 PM

Extravision, 6:00 PM

The Host Country, 5:00 PM

Karen Meat, 4:00 PMQRO photos at 80/35 ‘15

Ramona & The Sometimes, 3:00 PM

Foxholes, 2:00 PMQRO photos at 80/35 ‘14

Starry Nights, 1:00 PM

Comandante, 12:00 PM

Karen Meat


Gen Z Showcase

The Me 3, 8:15 PM

The Hobo Squirrels, 6:15 PM

Awakening Force, 4:15 PM

Girls Rock! DSM, 2:30 PM

DMMC Summer Camps: Rock, 1:30 PM

DMMC Summer Camps: Hip-Hop, 11:30 AM

Generation Z

IPR Live Sessions

Dana T, 6:45 PM

Elizabeth Moen, 6:00 PM

Sawyer Fredericks, 5:15 PM

Hex Girls, 4:30 PM

The Poison Control Center, 3:45 PM

Starry Nights, 3:00 PM

Naked Giants, 2:15 PM

Matthew James & The Rust Belt Union, 1:30 PM

The Host Country, 12:45 PM

Ramona & The Sometimes, 12:00 PM
Elizabeth Moen

The Poison Control Center

Naked Giants



For festival website, go here: http://80-35.com/index.phtml


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