Sound On Sound 2017: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Return, Grizzly Bear, Iggy Pop, Electric Wizard, Kehlani, + More
Stilt-walkers, cardboard store fronts, jousting, archery, 2 foot beards — not the typical layout of a modern music festival (well, maybe the beards). Yet somehow, Sound On Sound’s 2016 weekend of stellar musical acts on Renaissance grounds felt like one of the most authentic experiences any of us over at The Drainage had ever experienced. Complete with Run The Jewels literally breaking their DJ table, Dillinger Escape Plan starting a half mile wide mosh pit, and the prestigious Air Sex Championships, Sound On Sound gave us a lot to look forward to in 2017. Would it deliver?
It sure seems that way.
The 2017 Sound on Sound lineup features one of today’s most beloved and sought-after indie acts, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, coming off of a 4 year hiatus from live performances. Additional headliners include punk rock godfather Iggy Pop; experimental rock group Grizzly Bear; Grammy-nominated folk rock sextet The Shins; new wave R&B project Blood Orange; English doom metal band Electric Wizard; and Pusha T, the acclaimed Virginia-born rapper and president of G.O.O.D Music.
Notable other acts include singer, songwriter and dancer Kehlani; one of today’s most exciting West Coast rappers, Vince Staples, who is releasing his follow-up studio album, Big Fish Theory, this June; hard metal rock group Sleep, marking one of the only performances currently scheduled worldwide in 2017 for the stoner-rock pioneers; industrial metal band Ministry; synth-pop singer and songwriter Washed Out; emo rock outfit Taking Back Sunday; funk/soul/R&B singer Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires; Canadian rock band Japandroids; electronic synth-pop band Austra; indie rock outfit Real Estate, who released their latest studio album, In Mind, this past March; French electro-pop group Yelle; and a rare reunion from the groundbreaking alternative hip-hop trio Digable Planets.
Sound On Sound Fest will once again be held at the beloved Sherwood Forest. Located just 35 miles east of downtown Austin and set among the beautiful Lost Pines Forest of Central Texas, Sherwood Forest is a 23-acre permanent renaissance village that features over 100 permanent buildings including shops,pubs, restaurants and stages, many of which will be again utilized in creating the festival footprint for the event. Tickets are available here.
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