Athfest 2008 Announces Headlining Artists

ATHFEST 2008 is pleased to announce the headlining artists for this year’s festival.   On Friday, June 20th at 9:00 PM, 17-piece psychedelic rock collective DARK MEAT, recently signed to Vice Records, will perform.  On Saturday, June 21st at 9:00 PM, pop darlings MODERN SKIRTS, currently in the studio with David Lowery (Cracker), will perform.  Dub reggae collective DUBCONSCIOUS, who will soon release their fourth CD, will close the festival on Sunday, June 22nd at 7:00 PM.

Additional performers for 2008 include:  Twin Tigers, Cinemechanica, We Vs. the Shark, Centro-matic, A. Armada, Pegasuses XL, Elf Power, Contraband, Venice is Sinking, Velveteen Pink, Folklore, Don Chambers + GOAT, Bloodkin, Ken Will Morton and others.

ATHFEST 2008 will be held June 18-22, 2008, in historic downtown Athens, GA, a town long renowned for its thriving music scene.  For the past eleven years, this annual music and arts festival has showcased the best in local, regional, and nationally recognized Athens-based talent.  Over 150 bands and artists will perform over the course of the weekend, with most performances free of charge to the public. The festival also includes a juried artisan market, the Flagpole Music Awards show, KidsFest, and much more.   From 2005-2007, ATHFEST was included in the “TOP 20 Events for June” by the Southeast Tourism Society.

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