The Middle of The Map lineup has been announced and it looks a hell of a lot better than the Kanrocksas lineup. So, if you are planning on attending a local festival, MOTM is the one to attend. Sporting a solid lineup featuring the likes of Grizzly Bear, Joy Formidable, Jeff The Brotherhood, Deerhoof, Tennis, The Casket Lottery, The Appleseed Cast and the list goes on and on. Complete list can be found here. I attended the festivities last year, and I will tell you it was pure madness. I spent my entire evening in the Riot Room where most of the action was and had my soul mangled in the most delightful of ways. I will say the lineup isn’t as strong as last year but honestly not much is going to be able touch last years lineup. (A taste of the magic that transpired last year can be found here.) That being said this will most definitely be a happenin’ place to be come April 4th. Also, one of the best things to change between last year and this year is the closing/exclusion of The Beaumont Club (Nugget Time Emporium), which housed most of the larger acts last year, for the beautiful open expanses of the Uptown Theater, my favorite place to see a rock show here in KC. MOTM is not to be missed and is a great opportunity to help support our ever changing and developing culture here in the KC. Be there or be square. This is gonna be one to remember.
Tickets are on sale now for the Music, Forum and Film portions of the festival. All can be purchased separately or one “Golden Pass” can be purchased. All ticketing options can be found here.