NICE, a fest announces 2023 lineup: Karate, Swirlies, Ovlov, more
NICE, a fest has announced the lineup of its third edition, happening on July 20-23 at Crystal Ballroom and The Rockwell in Somerville, MA. The headliners are Karate, Swirlies, Guerrilla Toss, Frances Forever, Ovlov, Valleyheart, Bent Knee, Izzy Heltai, Dino Gala, and Will Dailey. Swirlies' appearance is part of their just-announced tour, the band's first in five years.
All of the bands on the lineup are based in or connected to the Boston area. Valleyheart's Kevin Klien says, "NICE, a fest is giving Boston’s under-the-radar alternative scene a stage to shine on. With the wave of big-money festivals digging their roots in Boston, the closure of many mid-size long-standing venues, it’s hard to feel like Boston has some genuine 'ground up' artistic momentum. But it’s definitely all still there."
Other artists appearing at NICE, a fest include Beeef, Bricklayer, Senseless Optimism, Cape Crush, Grace Givertz, Electric Street Queens, Rusty Mullet, Going222Jail, Jean Paul Jean Paul, and more. Check out the full lineup below. Tickets and passes for NICE, a fest are available now.
NICE, a fest -- 2023 Lineup
DJ SILKY SMOOTH
JESUS THE DINOSAUR
CLIFFORD THE BAND
DJ DENIM DILL
ELECTRIC STREET QUEENS
JEAN PAUL JEAN PAUL
THE MICHAEL CHARACTER