The Shins, Pretty Lights, Cage The Elephant Lead 4th Annual Popped! Music Festival

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:
A limited number of Early Bird 2-day passes ($90) and limited Early Bird 2-day VIP passes ($175) are on sale Monday, June 20th at 10am through Thursday, June 23rd at 10pm. Use the code: POPPED (2-day pass) and code: VIPOPPED (2-day VIP Pass) on PoppedPhiladelphia.com or Ticketmaster.com. VIP passes include a special viewing area near the stage, separate entrance & bar/food/restroom areas. 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
Saturday: Gates @ 11 am

FRIDAY
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
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. Our vendor selection process favor eateries that will bring the Philly flavor to the Festival with offerings that go far beyond the standard street fare.

About FDR Park:
FDR Park is a green oasis in South Philadelphia. With its beautiful natural resources including fields and lakes, and easy accessibility, FDR Park is the ideal location for the POPPED! Music Festival. From walking trails to golfing, to a world famous skate park that has been featured on many video games, and now a music festival. FDR Park has it all! FDR Park is located directly across the street from the Sports Complex (Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center).

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