What’s New for Bellwether 2020

Bellwether Festival is back for year three and returning to Waynesville, Ohio, August 6-8. Extending over the course of three days, you can catch headliners Nathaniel Rateliff, The Growlers, The Devil Makes Three, Shovel & Rope, and more.

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The last two years Bellwether has been showing off some big indie-rocker names like The Flaming Lips, Cake, Beach House, Dr. Dog and Local Natives but has created quite the vibe change by adding more indie-folk and Americana musicians. Because Bellwether is still a young festival, and in the middle of Ohio, they’re probably still working on their brand and seeing what types of bands work and what ones don’t. Dedicated Bellwether fans have already voiced their opinions on the lack of indie-rock artists, but others were just as excited to see this year’s new, foot-stomping-focused lineup.

Posted by Bellwether on Friday, July 5, 2019

The festival did not completely ditch the indie-rock genre by having The Growlers as a headliner and undercard acts such as Cloud Nothings and Saintsenca. Whether or not you love the lineup, Bellwether overall is an enjoyable festival with friendly people and plenty of activities, all at a fair price. The festival is within a Renaissance fairgrounds, creating a unique experience for festival-goers. Medieval activities throughout the grounds include axe-throwing, a medieval maze, rock-n-roll joisting, and more. For those who don’t want the party to stop, like myself, late-night DJ sets will take place after the headliners. This year’s late-night sets will feature DJ List Christee (Kevin Barnes from Of Montreal) on Friday and Washed Out on Saturday.

Tickets are currently on sale, anywhere from a single-day pass to a full weekend pass with camping. Grab your tickets now, and be sure to check out our recap from Bellwether Fest 2019!

Photo by: Maria Cardillo

 

 

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