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The National’s Homecoming fest announces 2020 daily lineups, MusicNOW reveals lineup

The National at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
The National in Chicago in 2019 (more by Catalina Florea)

The National are bringing their fest Homecoming back for another year, which goes down on May 8 and 9 at Cincinnati’s Smale Park. As announced, the band will perform their 2010 LP High Violet in its entirety during the fest, and today, the fest has released its daily lineups. On Saturday (5/8), The National perform High Violet, plus sets from Sylvan Esso, Local Natives, Phosphorescent, Sudan Archives, and Triiibe. And on Sunday (5/9), The National will perform a more traditional set, and other acts include Patti Smith and Her Band, Of Monsters and Men, Japanese Breakfast, Hamilton Leithauser, Jay Som, Velvet Negroni, and Wussy.

Single-day tickets to Homecoming go on sale Friday (2/7) at 10am EST, with 2-Day and VIP options on sale now. Check out the full lineup below.

Meanwhile, The National’s Bryce Dessner is throwing his annual MusicNOW festival after Homecoming on both nights, with late night events happening on May 8 & 9, and a full-day schedule on May 10. Bryce says of this year’s festival, “Over the last 15 years MusicNOW has always been a celebration of our hometown of Cincinnati and place to bring new music and collaborations to life. We are so excited to present this year’s lineup in partnership with Homecoming, which features many of our favorite artists taking risks together and premiering new music for the first time. The initial idea we had 15 years ago to create a festival that could be about process and creative residencies, and making room for artists with diverse educations and backgrounds, remains a huge part of why we do this. It’s an honor to do this in the city and in partnership with Homecoming.”

MusicNOW’s schedule includes performances from Moses Sumney, Aaron Dessner’s Big 37d03d Machine, Leslie Feist, Helado Negro, Ashley Fure, Eighth Blackbird, William Brittelle, Members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and others. Tickets for MusicNOW are also on sale Friday (2/7) at 10am EST, and you can find the full festival schedule below as well.

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Homecoming – 2020 Lineup
Friday, May 8
The National (performing High Violet in Full)
Sylvan Esso
Local Natives
Phosphorescent
Sudan Archives
Triiibe

Saturday, May 9
The National
Patti Smith and Her Band
Of Monsters and Men
Japanese Breakfast
Hamilton Leithauser
Jay Som
Velvet Negroni
Wussy

MusicNOW 2020 – Schedule

Friday, May 8, 11pm EST @ Woodward Theatre, Cincinnati
Ben Lanz & Kid Millions debut Million Lands
37d03d presents FLUKES, an improv experiment led by Alexi Murdoch
Tickets: $20 + booking fee, on sale Fri, Feb 7 at 10am EST
Tickets available from Woodward Theatre

Saturday, May 9, 11pm EST @ Woodward Theatre, Cincinnati
Sylvan Esso DJ set
Tickets: $20, + booking fee, on sale Fri Feb 7 at 10am EST
Tickets available from Woodward Theatre

Sunday, May 10, 11pm EST @ Woodward Theatre, Cincinnati
Ghost Baby
Ashley Fure & Lilleth Glimcher present Hive Rise
LNZNDRF
Aaron Dessner’s Big 37d03d Machine
Tickets: $20 + booking fee, on sale Fri Feb 7 at 10am EST
Tickets available from Music Hall

Sunday, May 10 @ venues in and around Washington Park
All events listed below are included in the day ticket package

12:00pm @ Washington Park Bandstand – FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Eve Owen
Mina Tindle
Leif Vollebekk

2:00pm @ Transept
Included in day ticket only
La Force
Alexi Murdoch

4:00pm @ First Lutheran Church
Included in day ticket only
I Will Call You Master by William Brittelle, with Shahzad Ismaily & Gyda Valtysdottir
Gyda Valtysdottir with Taylor Carrasco

5:00pm @ Transept
Included in day ticket only
Helado Negro

6:30pm @ Music Hall Ballroom
included in day ticket – also available as a single ticket purchase from Music Hall ($28)
Moses Sumney

8pm @ Memorial Hall
Included in day ticket – also available as a single ticket purchase from Memorial Hall ($25+ booking fee)
Odyssey by Leslie Feist, Todd Dahlhoff, Shahzad Ismaily, Andrew Barr and the MusicNOW Chorus

10pm @ Music Hall Ballroom
Included in day ticket – also available as a single ticket purchase from Music Hall ($33)
Members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Eighth Blackbird present Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians

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