B.O.M.B.Fest May 30th – Durham Fair Grounds, CT
True story. There is a big music fest going on Memorial Day weekend in CT and it is pretty darn good.
As for the headliners there is quite the mix; some bigger college aimed hip-hop acts, some hip indie rock and a veteran emo band. There are also some straight party acts and a cover band. Whatever your vibe is this most likely has at least one thing you enjoy. If you enjoy enjoying things in large groups then super extra bonus plus for you. This is a festival.
It seems there will also be a carousel and big ol’ wheel for ridin’. It’s on the Durham Fair Grounds so that is pretty fitting. I hope, for the sake of all attending, that there will also be a Lyman Orchards booth and some fried dough.
We (REDSCROLL RECORDS, 24 N. Colony Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492) are selling tickets to B.O.M.B.Fest! No service charge.
If you plan on going please stop by and pick up a ticket. They are $50 – considering all that this ticket comes with and goes to, that ain’t bad. By the way, B.O.M.B. = Bring Our Music Back and is also the first four letters in organizer, Frank Bombaci’s last name -> clever and convenient acronym. As an added karmic bonus a portion of the proceeds from this fest will go to some fine charities. “ BRING OUR MUSIC BACK INC. donates over 70% of net proceeds – raised through B.O.M.B. Fests, other fundraising events and individual donations – to select national and local charities.” “Here’s the best part of B.O.M.B. Fest! It’s all about the give back. Part of the money you spend will help kids who don’t have it so good….like the ones at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp and Connecticut Children’s Hospital.“
Edit to bring some bad news: Brand New has dropped off due to some personal issues (I am paraphrasing the announcement – I know nothing beyond this).
UPDATE 5/1/10: 30 Seconds to Mars (Yea, the one with Jared Leto – you know, that guy who gets his face all messed up in Fight Club) is now playing.