Wednesday, July 17, 2013 , Updated 3:38 p.m., October 1, 2013
UPDATED: Girl Talk and Andrew Bird will headline indie music festival Index in October
Mark your calendars for October 18 and 19.
DEEP ELLUM The folks at local music production company Spune are gearing up for a second year of Index Festival this fall, and though last year’s inaugural lineup seems hard to beat, rest assured there will be plenty to satisfy the masses.
Indie rocker Andrew Bird, electronic mash-up DJ Girl Talk, and gypsy-folk band DeVotchka will headline the fest, slated for October 18 and 19. Other notable bands include Real Estate, Lucero, Glassjaw, and North Texas' own Sarah Jaffe and The Cannabinoids. The full lineup, which was released October 1, is listed below, though GuideLive promises an additional acoustic performance by "a surprise nation act."
Tickets are on sale now for $59 for a two-day pass or $39 for a single-day pass. VIP tickets are also available for $99. Extra VIP amenities include a side stage viewing area, VIP lounge/restaurant, and a festival T-shirt.
In 2012, Index Festival invited rap legend GZA, indie sensation Cold War Kids, experimental diva Grimes, and some local bands to the parking lot behind Trees in Deep Ellum for the two-day extravaganza. This year, Spune promises more than 60 bands will be gracing seven stages at the fest's flagship location, Trees, along with other nearby venues such as Prophet Bar, Three Links, and Club Dada.
Trees owner Clint Barlow was ecstatic to host Index Festival last year, explaining that any chance to bring musical vibrancy to the neighborhood is worth investing in. And after attending in 2012, we couldn’t agree more. PegNews reporter Josh Hogan felt the resurrection of large musical gatherings was long overdue in Deep Ellum.
Index Festival 2013 lineup:
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