Posted in music | tour dates on June 26, 2009

Musicfest NW

Willamette Week's Musicfest NW announces this year's festival line-up which will be held at various venues around the Portland, OR metropolitan area on September 16, 17, 18 & 19. On the heels of the most successful MFNW to date, MFNW 2009 launches with nothing but the hope of a bigger and better festival. MFNW's ultimate aim is to provide Portland with a unique and special musical experience that features all types of acts including nationally renowned artists while still honoring and supporting the special musical scene of the Northwest.
Four-day passes to the fest are on sale now.

The lineup so far, including the newly-reunited Sunny Day Real Estate, is below...

MFNW info

MFNW continues its tradition of supporting diverse genres that will appeal to every music fan. It's also a great opportunity to visit one of the best cities in America.

Seattle's KEXP radio will broadcast live from Portland at The Doug Fir Lounge September 17-18 during MFNW, with live performances from artists playing the festival. Listener-powered and community supported, KEXP not only serves Seattle but also has a large loyal listener base in Portland and around the world who tune into WWW.KEXP.ORG through online streaming.

Last year, MFNW 2008 national talent roster boasted acts such TV on The Radio, Vampire Weekend, Deerhunter, Dan Deacon, M Ward, Mogwai, The Fuck Buttons and so many more. MFNW also saw a double in attendance last year and brought in more community partnerships than ever before. The last eight years of the annual September festival have unquestionably met that goal, as MFNW has become synonymous with the region's best music, while experiencing 25-30% growth in attendance.

How MFNW came to be one of Portland's biggest music festivals began with the departure of the North By Northwest music festival (NXNW), in 2000. Willamette Week, Portland's alternative weekly and longtime co-producer of NXNW, teamed up with members of the local and regional music scene to create a new music festival in 2001: MFNW.

Musicfest NW lineup
Sunny Day Real Estate
Explosions In Sky
Bad Brains
Girl Talk
The Get Up Kids
Will Sheff (of Okkervil River)
Dirty Three
Frightened Rabbit
Twilight Sad
Dillinger Four
Swollen Members
Grand Duchy
Beach House
John Vanderslice
The Long Winters
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Pink Mountaintops
Portugal The Man
Viva Voce
The Builders and The Butchers
Langhorne Slim
Bobby Bare Jr.
Loch Lomond
Team Dresch
Erase Errata
J.D. Twitch (Optimo)
Youth Group
Titus Andronicus
The Zeros
Mount Eerie
Trash Talk
Despise You
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
Richard Swift
Austin Lucas
Amazing Baby
Brother Reade
Love Language
Anders Parker
The Morning Benders
The Miniature Tigers
Common Market
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Say Hi
Rocky Votolato
Cymbals Eats Guitars
Red Fang
Norfolk & Western
Explode Into Colors
Portland Cello Project
Guidance Counselor
And much much more....



Comments (11)


Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 9:44 AM

this looks pretty awesome

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 9:46 AM

I'll be at SDRE... unfortunately not at Explosions in the Sky (damn Wynton Marsalis tickets that night)...

Posted by posty mcposterton | June 26, 2009 10:46 AM

erase errata is still playing?!?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 11:07 AM

Wow this looks better than BrooklynFest or whatever that was couple wks a matter of fact, better than any shows/festivals that Todd P tries to put together!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 12:28 PM

Wow 12:28 - Todd P puts on shows that lots of folks enjoy.

You, as a matter of fact, do nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 12:43 PM

are you kidding me?!?
Nobody cares about this bullshit and it's the worst fucking logo ever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 12:49 PM

"Nobody cares about this bullshit and it's the worst fucking logo ever.

Tragedies happen every day of the week all over the world. Life goes on. Either way, chill the hell out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 1:05 PM

They canceled every damn event on 9/11. They should do the same now.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2009 11:03 PM

i love how anything bradford has been working on gets progressively better and better. it sort of makes up for all the disappointments most bands leave.

Posted by Business Logo Design | March 28, 2010 6:03 AM

Wow!!!!!!!! This looks better than BrooklynFest or whatever that was couple wks ago.I love it.

Posted by Agricultural Machinery Bearings | February 23, 2012 4:16 AM

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