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Sturgill Simpson's "A Sailor's Guide to Earth" was named best country album during the Grammys' pre-telecast ceremony on Sunday — and it was a moment that put the Nashville musician's career arc into perspective. Wochit

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Frigid temperatures continue to cover Iowa, but there’s still reason for music fans to dream of the warmer weeks ahead: The lineup for this year’s Hinterland Music Festival is here.   

The two-day country, roots and indie rock festival returns Aug. 3 and 4 to the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles, boasting a lineup of co-headliners Sturgill Simpson and Band of Horses, with support from indie pop group CHVRCHES, soul-blues outfit Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats, upcoming country favorite Margo Price and more.

Two-day general admission tickets cost $105 and go on sale Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. via hinterlandiowa.com.

The full Hinterland lineup:

  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Band of Horses
  • CHVRCHES
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Blackberry Smoke
  • Margo Price
  • Tash Sultana
  • Anderson East
  • J Roddy Walston and The Business
  • Tyler Childers
  • Joshua Hedley
  • The Nadas
  • Ancient Posse

More: Here’s a breakdown of this year’s Hinterland lineup

Launched in 2015, Hinterland returns to Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater following previous lineups that featured the likes of Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr., Ray LaMontagne and more.

The festival, located roughly 30 miles south of Des Moines, brought an estimated 18,500 people across two days to the Madison County venue in 2017.  

In addition to general admission passes, VIP tickets cost $259 and the top-tier Saints pass costs $599.

Camping returns to Hinterland, a news release said, with passes starting at $25. Returning for a third year, the after-hours campfire stage is set to feature parody country singer Wheeler Walker Jr. Camping wristbands go on sale Feb. 16. A $10 unlimited shuttle pass to Hinterland from Des Moines will be available for purchase; festival grounds parking passes start at $15. 

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An award-winning country standout, Simpson returns to Iowa following a sold-out 2016 performance at Hoyt Sherman Place. His latest record, the soulful and progressive effort “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” earned critical acclaim, scoring Simpson the "Best Country Album" honor at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Previously performing at Val Air Ballroom and Hoyt Sherman Place, Band of Horses returns to central Iowa in support of “Why Are You OK,” the band’s fifth studio album. The Seattle-based, indie rock group earned a Grammy Award nomination in 2010 for “Infinite Arms,” the band’s third studio effort.   

Find more information at hinterlandiowa.com.

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