The initial lineup for the inaugural Sloss Festival, being held July 18-19 at the historic Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama, was revealed today. While one of the two headlining acts is yet to be revealed, the festival's other headlining act was revealed to be indie rock legends Modest Mouse.
The lineup is packed with a mix of regional favorites and nationally touring acts. For major festival acts, Sloss Festival has picked up the likes of established folk rockers Band of Horses, festival legends Primus, and reuniting act The New Pornographers.
For regional favorites, Sloss Festival landed Americana Music Award nominated Birmingham locals St. Paul & the Broken Bones, who will be returning home after selling out two shows at the Alabama Theatre in November. Other regional favorites include Bowling Green, Kentucky's Cage the Elephant, rising Nashville Americana favorite Sturgill Simpson, and Mississippi's Paul Thorn.
For rising stars from around the world, Sloss Festival landed some big names as well. Swedish duo First Aid Kit will be joined by young rap sensation Tyler the Creator, as well as electronic acts such as Big Gigantic and Purity Ring. You can find the full lineup here.
Sloss Festival is organized and promoted by AC Entertainment, who have made major inroads to becoming one of the biggest players in the American festival market in recent years. They are best known for co-promoting the massive Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, but also promote Louisville's Forecastle Festival, Knoxville's Big Ears Festival, Asheville's Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, and just this year creating the new Wayhome festival in Ontario.
Tickets for the Sloss Music and Arts Festival go on sale on Friday, Mar. 27. Two day passes range between $105-$150 for general admission tickets, two day Iron Passes from $180-$225, and VIP Passes for $325. You can see the differences in the types of plans and buy tickets here.