The National’s Homecoming Festival Reveals Inaugural Lineup


The inaugural Homecoming festival, curated by The National will be held in the band’s hometown of Cincinnati on April 28 and 29. The band has revealed the fellow acts joining them at Smale Park later this year.

The National will headline each day’s slate of performances, playing “unique shows” each night. Also performing at Smale Park will be Father John Misty, Feist, Future Islands, The Breeders, Lord Huron, Julien Baker, Moses Sumney, Alvvays and Big Thief. Additional acts are expected to be named at a later date.

The Homecoming festival is being presented in association with the 13th edition of MusicNOW. The National’s Bryce Dessner is a founder and the artistic director of Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival, which this year will feature performances by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Mouse on Mars, Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, eighth blackbird with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Crash Ensemble, Bryce & Aaron Dessner, James McVinnie and more at venues around Cincinnati from April 27 – 29. There will also be the works of Julius Eastman and Hans Abrahamsen featured along with the music of Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Nico Muhly and others. Head here for more information.

Tickets to the Homecoming festival are available via this link.