10 “Must See” Acts at Bunbury Music Festival 2014: July 11th-13th

bunbury14The eclectic Bunbury Music Festival returns to Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove in Downtown Cincinnati this coming weekend, July 11th – 13th. Now in its third year (we can’t wait to return), Bunbury has risen to prestige in the Midwest festival circuit thanks to headline appearances from Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, The National, fun. and many more. Along with a stacked supporting lineup each year, the festival is set in one of the most unique locations we’ve visited for live music; throughout a massive green space that runs along the banks of the Ohio River. Through in a craft beer village, a distillery village, a wide range of the cities tastiest food vendors, and a huge selection of merchandise vendors and you’ve got yourself a one-of-a-kind weekend.

Pop giants Fall Out BoyParamore, and Empire of the Sun are set to headline Bunbury 2014 alongside the whimsical sounds of The Flaming Lips but as previously stated, the real meat of the lineup resides in the supporting acts; Young the Giant, Cults, Heartless Bastards, Andrew W.K., Wild Cub, Fly Golden Eagle, and so many more amazing acts will take to the six stages throughout the festival grounds.

Tickets start at just $69.00 for a single day pass and move up to $154.00 for a general admission weekend pass. Single-day ticket bundles are available for those of you interested in getting a group together and saving money.

We’ve shifted through the lineup and these ten acts rose to the top of our “must see” list (headliners not included, of course). See you soon, Cincinnati!

Hundred Waters – 3:30pm – Friday @ River Stage

Via Gainesville, FL, Pitchfork‘s “Best New Music“; first act to sign with Skirllex’s OSWLA label; tours with the xx, Atl-J, and many more. Dark, danceable live production.

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Family and Friends – 5:00pm – Friday @ Amphitheatre Stage

Via Athens, GA, TheBlueIndian.com’s “Band of the Month” for July 2014; Sold-out Georgia Theatre shows; Flagpole Award-winners; Listen to their EP Love You Mean It; textured folk-pop with ear-worm melodies.

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Lydia Loveless – 6:30pm – Friday @ Amphitheatre Stage

Via Columbus, OH, beloved by Paste, SPIN, The Washington Post and countless others; one of Rolling Stone‘s “10 New Artists You Need to Know: January 2014“; gritty country-punk with soulful roots.

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Lily & Madeleine – 2:00pm – Saturday @ River Stage

Via Indianapolis, IN, twin-duo who won us over at Nelsonville Music Festival 2014; from bedrooms to sold-out shows to CBS This Morning in a matter or months; contributors to John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; lush, layered harmonies and simple, yet effective instrumentation.

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Fly Golden Eagle – 5:00pm – Saturday @ Warsteiner Stage

Via Nashville, TN, deeply psychedelic rock and roll with pop sensibility; shows with Alabama Shakes, Diarrhea Planet, Clear Plastic Masks etc..; only a matter of time for these guys..

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Jane Decker – 7:15pm – Saturday @ Lawn Stage

Via Cincinnati, OH, we don’t know too much about this girl, but enjoy the music we’ve heard. Expect to see a great hometown crowd.

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The Easthills – 3:30pm – Sunday @ Lawn Stage

Via Rushville, IN, released their debut album in 2013 after 15 years of writing and recording; straightforward rock and roll with in-depth songwriting.

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The Black Cadillacs – 4:00pm – Sunday @ Warsteiner Stage

Via Knoxville, TN, champions of the 2014 festival circuit; appearances at Hangout, Bonnaroo, Wakarusa and countless others; fuzzed-out rock and roll with big choruses and hard hitting back beats.

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Kopecky Family Band – 4:15pm – Sunday @ River Stage

Via Nashville, TN, big band with big sound; tours with Switchfoot, The Lumineers, The Mowgli’s and more; major television debut in 2013 with Jay Leno; artfully orchestrated pop anthems.

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Saintseneca – 7:15pm – Sunday @ Amphitheatre Stage

Via Columbus, OH, one of the best and brightest from the Buckeye State this year; tours with Dr. Dog; multiple sold-out hometown shows; bedroom blues turned electric with foot-stomping action.

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