“With the XPoNential Festival’s legacy and popularity, and our stellar lineup of artists, this is the Philadelphia-area concert event of the summer,” said WXPN General Manager Roger LaMay.
As with previous years, the Festival will showcase an exciting mix of national, local, heritage and up-and-coming artists. Scheduled to perform are:
JOHN BUTLER TRIO
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
THE LAST BISON
THE STRAY BIRDS
AARON & THE SPELL
LIANNE LA HAVAS
KOPECKY FAMILY BAND
Starting today, April 16, new and renewing WXPN members who pledge $24 a month will receive two 3-day festival passes that includes lawn admission to THE LUMINEERS, DR. DOG, POLIÇA and WAKE OWL show at the Susquehanna Bank Center on July 27, and WXPN membership for a year that also includes free beverages and artist meet-and-greets during the XPoNential Music Festival. Pledges can be made by calling 1-800-565-WXPN or online at xpn.org.
Tickets will be available to WXPN members and the general public starting on May 1.
ABOUT THE XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SUBARU
Now in its ninth year at Wiggins Park and its second year at the adjacent Susquehanna Bank Center, the XPoNential Music Festival is produced in partnership with the Camden County, NJ Board of Freeholders and features a lineup of established and up-and-coming artists as heard on WXPN. Wiggins Park is located on the Camden Waterfront, between the Adventure Aquarium and the Susquehanna Bank Center, and features a promenade along the Delaware River with spectacular views of the river and Philadelphia skyline, a natural amphitheatre for great sound, easy access to public transportation, lush open green spaces and the nearby Adventure Aquarium. WXPN offers a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the festival, and food and craft vendors provide sustenance and enhance the festival atmosphere.
Gates will open at 5 pm on Friday, July 26 and at 11:30 am on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. The Kids Corner area in the Children’s Garden at Wiggins Park will be open from 11:30 am to 6pm.
For more information or to access XPoNential Festival archives, visit http://xpn.org/xponential-music-festival. Talk about the Festival on Twitter using #xpnfest.
WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award-winning Kids Cornerhosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the XPN2 Singer-Songwriter Radio stream as its secondary radio channel in HD. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.
ABOUT LIVE NATION
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ABOUT SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER
The Susquehanna Bank Center is the premier outdoor venue in the Philadelphia metro area to catch the summer's hottest touring acts. The Susquehanna Bank Center box office is located on the Delaware River waterfront at 1 Harbour Blvd. in Camden, NJ. The Susquehanna Center opened in 1995 and has changed names multiple times, from the Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre to the Tweeter Center in 2001 and to the Susquehanna Bank Center in 2008. The facility can be used year-round with capabilities of seating 25,000 in the summer and closing off to a 7,000-seat venue in the fall and winter. Some of the most popular Susquehanna Bank Center tickets have included Radiohead, The Who, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews Band and Phish.