- Brian Jenkins Photography
- Waking Windows
Brace yourselves: Waking Windows
has just announced its initial 2018 lineup. The three-day music festival in downtown Winooski runs Friday through Sunday, May 4 through 6, and features over 150 bands, artists, comedians and DJs. The first wave of confirmed acts is just as dynamite as you'd expect.
- Courtesy of Waking Windows
- Waking Windows 2018 lineup
Taking the headlining spots are Chicago rapper Noname
and Providence-based rock band Deer Tick
- Courtesy of Noname
Also included in the top tier are indie-rock bands Palm
, the Districts
, plus locals Rough Francis
An eclectic lot of singer-songwriters — Steve Gunn
, Lief Vollebekk
and Vermont's own Anaïs Mitchell
— also receive high billing.
- Courtesy of Steve Gunn
- Steve Gunn
and Jaw Gems
are the only other hip-hop acts given premier billing. Over in the pop/electronic sphere, Braids
, Anna Wise
and the APX
are among the prime acts announced.
- Courtesy of the APX
- The APX
And that's just the headliners. Rounding out the initial lineup are a bajillion other bands, most of whom are local. We can expect more artists — both local and nonlocal — to be added in the coming weeks and months.
We'll take a deeper dive into the current list in next week's edition of Soundbites
. In the meantime, feast your ears on this sumptuous Spotify playlist featuring this year's headliners.
Tickets for Waking Windows Winooski are on sale now. Visit wakingwindows.com
for more information.