Gentlemen of the Road vs. Fairfest
This weekend there are two big music festivals in small Iowa towns. Fairfield in southeast Iowa hosts the third annual Fairfest, while Waverly will be home to Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Stopover.
Here's how the two match up.
Gentlemen of the Road: Thursday-Saturday
GOTR: Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips
Fairfest: Cyril Neville's Royal Southern Brotherhood, Elephant Revival, Greg Brown
Hometown of headlining act
GOTR: London (Mumford & Sons)
Fairfest: Fairfield (Greg Brown)
GOTR: The Maytags, The Nadas, Dylan Sires and Neighbors, Miss Christine
Fairfest: Christopher the Conquered, The Olympics, Extravision, Dylan Sires and Neighbors
Distance from Des Moines
GOTR: 140 miles
Fairfest: 111 miles
College in town
GOTR: Wartburg College
Fairfest: Maharishi University
Will it be back?
GOTR: No, Mumford & Sons are trying to host one in every state.