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POPPED Music Festival 2011 Arrives!

POPPED! Music festival is hosting an outdoors 2 day event in Philadelphia on September 23rd and 24th and it looks to be a unique experience for the city itself. Though hometown heroes, The Roots have put on their Family Picnic shows at Penn’s Landing, POPPED! will be held at FDR Park, right near the major sports complexes. Local Philly establishments will also be bringing their flavors to the site via truck! It won’t be quite like Reading Terminal Market but thats ok. You’ll still get to sample some great foods including sweets and vegetarian fare (the last truck on the list below is sure to draw some chuckles as well as become a photo attraction).


POPPED! has a great eclectic lineup sure to draw a crowd. An appearance from the band The Shins makes you wonder what they have been up to lately. Pretty Lights have been touring hard this summer and so have this summer’s “IT” band, Foster the People. Mates of State are also there, so expect some new tunes as they release their new album soon. Plus you’ll finally get to see what all the buzz behind Kreayshawn has been about. You can even expect some comedians though the lineup has not yet been announced.


Visit the POPPED website here and read below for info from the press release:


The POPPED! Music Festival is back with a vengeance this fall in Philadelphia, PA. To take place Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, this is the first year the festival will be held outside on the lush grounds of FDR Park. The confirmed local and international artists to perform include: The Shins, Pretty Lights, Cage The Elephant, and Girl Talk, as well as Panda Bear, Elbow, The Hold Steady, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Company of Thieves, Foster The People, Rakim, Cults, Kreayshawn, Black Thought & J.Period Mixtape, Charles Bradley, Titus Andronicus, The Vaccines, The Budos Band, Patty Crash, Mates of State, Zee Avi, Black Landlord, and more!


In just its fourth year, POPPED! Music Festival 2011 is bringing something new and exciting that Philadelphia has never had before - a 2-day outdoor destination festival showcasing intriguing and diverse artists on three stages of live music,  DJ’s, and stand-up comedy.  Produced by Electric Factory in conjunction with Alexis Rosenzweig of POPPED! Festival, Inc., POPPED! Music Festival is a testament to showcasing Philadelphia as a prime destination for live music.


“POPPED! has come back this year bigger than ever!  We have an exciting line-up, and in our new home in FDR Park, POPPED! is truly bringing the festival experience to Philadelphia,” says Alexis Rosenzweig, Executive Producer of POPPED! Music Festival,A festival like this has never been done in this city before.”


In addition, the festival wouldn’t be complete without recognizing Philadelphia’s definitive stake as one of the country’s most impressive culinary destinations and home to celebrity chefs and notable restaurants. POPPED!  Music Festival will feature a unique Food Bazaar curated by celebrated Philadelphia chefs, CityPaper’s Mealticket & Philly Homegrown, along with local and sustainable food options from the area’s restaurants, gourmet food trucks, and markets.  POPPED! Music Festival also aims to bring awareness to Philadelphia’s green efforts through recycling programs, local fair, partnerships with local businesses, and strongly encouraging the use of public transportation.


“Bryan Dilworth, Alexis Rosenzweig and our team have put together an exciting festival that is just the right size in just the right place. Popped! Music Festival is bringing some amazing talent to Philadelphia, and anyone who attends is going to have an incredible experience,” says Larry Magid.


Ticket info:


Regular price 2-day passes ($110) and 2-day VIP passes ($200) go on sale Friday, June 24th at 10am at PoppedPhiladelphia.com, Ticketmaster.com, ElectricFactory.Info, charge by phone at 800-745-8000, or the Electric Factory Box Office located at 421 N. 7th Street (No service fees for cash purchases!).


LINE-UP IS AS FOLLOWS:


FRIDAY (Gates @ 2 pm)
THE SHINS • CAGE THE ELEPHANT •
PANDA BEAR • ELBOW •
THE HOLD STEADY •
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART •
DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. •
COMPANY OF THIEVES • &
MORE!

SATURDAY (Gates @ 2 pm)
PRETTY LIGHTS • GIRL TALK •
FOSTER THE PEOPLE • RAKIM •
  CULTS •  KREAYSHAWN •
BLACK THOUGHT & J. PERIOD MIXTAPE •
CHARLES BRADLEY • TITUS ANDRONICUS •
THE VACCINES • THE BUDOS BAND • PATTY CRASH
MATES OF STATE • ZEE AVI • BLACK LANDLORD • & MORE!


About POPPED! Food Bazaar


The POPPED! Food Bazaar is an essential element of the Festival experience and we are committed to providing our concert-goers our city’s best restaurants and markets as well as fresh, local, and vegetarian/vegan friendly options. The festival will feature a unique Food Bazaar curated by celebrated Philadelphia chefs, CityPaper’s Mealticket, The Food Trust, and Philly Homegrown, along with local and sustainable food options from the area’s restaurants, gourmet food trucks, and markets.
Confirmed trucks include:
Capogiro Gelato Artisans, Sweet Box, KT Cake House, Farm Fresh Lunch Truck, Nomad Pizza, Made in the Shade, Cookie Confidential, Cosmic Catering, Cantina Dos Segundos, La Copine, Scott’s Dogs, The Royal Tavern, F’real Milkshakes, ?uest Loves Food

Sachyn Mital can be reached at mital () popmatters dot com. He is based in New York where he serves as a Contributing Editor and an events photographer for PopMatters. If you prefer to communicate in 140 characters or less, you can try @sachynsuch. Visit his site sachynmital.com while you're at it.


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