As we pointed out in our interview with Bunbury director/founder Bill Donabedian, the festival’s website already lists dates through 2021. Now that this year’s event has wrapped up, Bunbury has made the 2014 dates official, along with announcing ticket information.
The festival named after a character in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance Of Being Earnest” returns to Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove July 11-13.
The lineup will be announced at a later date.
Tickets are on sale now, priced at $55 for single-day passes and $130 for three-day passes. VIP tickets are also available.
The crowd takes in Foxy Shazam’s performance and Cincinnati’s skyline.
July 18, 2012
The 2013 edition of Bunbury Music Festival was held last weekend, featuring nearly 80 acts on six stages including fun., MGMT, The National, Tegan And Sara, Cake, Divine Fits and Belle & Sebastian.
Donabedian talked to Pollstar about the festival grounds and why Bunbury says it’s “one of the country’s most fan-friendly multi-day events.”
“It’s not too crowded, I mean it’s a very open park, but it is a park – which has lots of vignettes and shade and things like that, and beautiful settings, beautiful scene of the river … of the city skyline. Plenty of restrooms [laughs], you know. And free water stations, free phone charging stations, in-and-out privileges, kids 10 and under free. I’ve taken some things from other events and some things we just decided to do on our own. I think our price point is very reasonable.
“I think the volunteers and people in our city are generally very nice to people from out of town. … I like the fact that we card you and your wristband is your ID as well so you don’t have to deal with another line or getting a wristband if you want to drink. ... And [Bunbury has] plenty of food options, great beer options.”
And with dates already listed on the website through 2021, what are his goals for Bunbury?
“I want this to be one of the best music festivals in the world. And I know, we’re small … But people don’t scoff at the idea at Austin having one of the best music scenes in the world and they’re not the biggest city in the country.
“Pound for pound, I’d like to be one of the best. I’d love for people to be like, “You have to go to Glastonbury, you have to go to Lolla, you have to go to Bunbury.” You know, it’s … I want it to be we are a must go-to, must-visit event. You have to make this pilgrimage if you’re serious about festivals because they do things so well. And they’ve always got a really good lineup and it’s a great atmosphere. It’s a reasonable price and the city is a great city. That’s really the goal.”
For more information visit BunburyFestival.com and click here to read Pollstar’s interview with director/founder Bill Donabedian.