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The Shins, MGMT and more to play 10th Annual 80/35 in Des Moines


DES MOINES (April 4, 2017) – Ten years of magic. The 10th annual 80/35 music festival will feature nearly 50 acts, including headliners The Shins and MGMT, on Friday July 7 and Saturday, July 8, 2017 in downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park.
Indie pop stars The Shins and psychedelic rock band MGMT will headline. The 2017 festival also features New York rapper and former chef Action Bronson, the transcendental folk of Elephant Revival, Denver funk outfit The Motet, Nashville garage-punks Diarrhea Planet, hardcore punk band Modern Life is War, blues rock from Radio Moscow, Tropicalia psych-rockers Chicano Batman, jam funkersters Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Minneapolis new wave group The Suburbs, and many more.
The Shins
Action Bronson
Elephant Revival
The Motet
Chicano Batman
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Diarrhea Planet
Modern Life Is War
Radio Moscow
The Suburbs
A Giant Dog
Bad Bad Hats
Henhouse Prowlers
Middle Western
Trevor Sensor
Dan Tedesco
Elizabeth Moen
Stutterin’ Jimmy & The Goosebumps
Tha Füt
Traffic Death
Closet Witch
Ancient Posse
Lily DeTaeye
Aaron Earl Short
The Vahnevants
Glitter Density
+ More Bands To Be Announced. Get details on what day each band is playing at
Advance two-day tickets are on sale now for $65 and one-day tickets for $42 at VIP tickets are sold out. Day-of tickets will sell for $90 for a two-day and $50 for a one-day. Lagunitas Couchtrippin’ Lounge passes can be purchased for $15. 
10th Annual Festival
2017 marks a decade of 80/35. Organized by the non-profit Des Moines Music Coalition, 80/35 was founded in 2008 with the vision to spark growth in the city’s live music economy — to think outside the box to further enhance a creative, vibrant culture.
We want to create a place for the people of Des Moines and beyond to come and participate in the music community – that’s why we have two free stages that feature national talent and the Gen Z Showcase for high school performances. Not only do we want to provide great entertainment for existing music fans, but we also want to create a transformative experience that keeps Des Moines residents coming out to shows all year long. 
A decade later, the Des Moines music scene has played a pivotal role in improving the city’s quality of life. Bands are no longer merely passing through Des Moines via Interstates 80 and 35. They are stopping here and playing to bigger audiences than ever before. We believe in the power of music. To wake the spirit of the people and stir the street.


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The Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) is a non-profit organization and collaborative movement of musicians, promoters, venues, businesses, community leaders and live music fans who are committed to building a stronger and more diverse live music economy in Greater Des Moines.
80/35 is made possible through support by volunteers, donors, and our generous sponsors, including Community Foundation Greater Des Moines, Coors Light, Lagunita’s Brewing Co., Hy-Vee, Kum & Go, Nationwide, Polk County, Wells Fargo, Meredith, Principal, Catch Des Moines, 5-Hour Energy, Des Moines Partnership, Jasper Winery, Mini, businessolver, Sazerac, Iowa Public Radio, On Pitch, Saturday Mfg., VolunteerLocal, Bravo, DART, CenturyLink, Click!, Eleven Bulls.

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