HEADLINING ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR ATHFEST 2010
MODERN SKIRTS, PACKWAY HANDLE BAND, PERPETUAL GROOVE, BUBBA SPARXXX AND CRACKER
SET TO PERFORM ON TWO OUTDOOR MAIN STAGES
Athfest is the annual arts and music festival held each June in historic downtown Athens, GA, a town long renowned
for its thriving music scene. For the past 13 years, Athfest has showcased the best in local, regional, and nationally
recognized Athens-based talent.
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This year, close to 200 bands and artists will perform over the course of festival, which be held June 23 through June
27. This year Athfest will expand the festival to include two main stages plus the Kidsfest stage. Additionally, there
will be two tents for adult beverages. All performances on the outdoor stages are open to all ages and are free of
charge to the public. The evening's "club crawl" takes place on the Friday and Saturday nights of the festival.
Wristbands may be purchased for $15.00 in advance or for $20.00 at the festival that will give patrons entrance to
close to 20 music venues (venue age restrictions apply).
On Friday, June 25, the music will begin at 5:00 p.m. The headlining band that evening on the Pulaski Street main
stage will be local pop darlings Modern Skirts. The highly acclaimed bluegrass ensemble Packway Handle Band will headline
an "Americana Music" bill on the Lumpkin Street stage.
On Saturday, June 26, the music on the main stages begins at 12:00 noon. That evening, Perpetual Groove, a funky blend of
jazz-rock, neo-psychedelic, R&B, trance and electronic music, will headline the Pulaski stage. Local hip-hop
sensation Bubba Sparxxx will headline on the Lumpkin stage.
On Sunday, June 27, the music on the main stages begins at 12:00 noon. Country rockers Kinchafoonee Cowboys will
headline the Lumpkin stage, bringing their infectious show to their many loyal fans in Athens. Closing out the
festival on the Pulaski stage will be the internationally acclaimed alternative rock band Cracker, the group that veritably
introduced brash irreverence and irony into alt-rock, who are touring in support of their 429 Records release
Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey.