This year's 3-night Hinterland Music Festival lineup is here
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Award-winning acts in Americana and indie rock invade Iowa this summer as part of the 2019 Hinterland Music Festival lineup.
In its fifth year, Hinterland returns Aug. 2-4 to Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles — expanding for the first time to a third night of roots, country and rock entertainment.
Acclaimed outfit Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, “Take Me To Church” songwriter Hozier and six-time 2019 Grammy Award nominee Brandi Carlile top the anticipated 22-act bill.
Main support comes from crossover country success Kacey Musgraves, Hinterland alum St. Paul & The Broken Bones and indie breakout Maggie Rogers.
With Carlile and Musgraves sharing the stage, Iowans see two of country music’s most celebrated 2018 releases come to life.
Musgraves’ third full-length, “Golden Hour,” earned top album honors at last year’s Country Music Association Awards; “Golden Hour” competes this Sunday for Album of the Year at the 61st Grammy Awards. Musgraves faces Carlile in the category, who earned six nominations behind her latest album, “By The Way, I Forgive You” — including album, record and song of the year.
Carlile and St. Paul & The Broken Bones, respectively, return to Hinterland following festival appearances in 2015.
Hozier debuts in central Iowa following the release of “Nina Cried Power,” a four-track EP released in September. Isbell, a regular of the Hawkeye State, returns in support of 2017 Grammy Award-winning album “The Nashville Sound.”
Undercard performers include indie up-and-comer Hippo Campus, folk rock favorite Dawes, outlaw country act Colter Wall and Keuning, the solo project from Killers guitarist and Pella native Dave Keuning. Iowa favorites The Maytags, Elizabeth Moen and Adam Bruce round out the bill.
Hinterland launched in 2015, earning past acclaim for curating top roots and indie rock lineups. Previous appearances include Willie Nelson, CHVRCHES, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Ryan Adams and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.
A two-night Hinterland draws about 20,000 combined festivalgoers.
Three-day passes start at $135 before fees; limited VIP packages start at $369.
Camping packages start at $35. All tickets and camping passes go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 via hinterlandiowa.com. See the full lineup below.
Friday, Aug. 2
Saturday, Aug. 3
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
St Paul & The Broken Bones
The Wood Brothers
The Dead South
Sunday, Aug. 4
The War & Treaty
The Nude Party