Wicker Park Fest is a music-first festival, always attracting some of the summer’s most sought-after acts. Since the beginning, the iconic live music venue located in Wicker Park, Subterranean, has been a partner in curating the festival’s lineup. Wave 1 bands announced today are as follows (more acts TBA in subsequent release):
Against Me! – Punk rock mavens led by transgender icon Laura Jane Grace
Porches – American synth-pop stars with a hot new album, The House
Red Fang – Stoner metal trailblazers from Portland
Turquoise Jeep – Flynt Flossy and his purveyors of perfect viral rap songs
Ezra Furman – Chicago-based singer-songwriter armed with a new album, Transangelic Exodus
Snail Mail – The indie rock solo project of guitarist and singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan
Remo Drive – “Emo” rock group founded by brothers Erik and Stephen Paulson
Rozwell Kid – Anthemic power pop stalwarts from West Virginia fronted by the affable Jordan Hudkins.
Dos Santos – Chicago-based quintet that rocks the sounds of popular Latin dance genres with psychedelic flare, from Colombian Cumbia to Afro-Caribbean Salsa.