Slossfest 2016 Preview

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This weekend Birmingham plays host to the 2nd annual Sloss Music and Arts
Festival set at the historic Sloss Furnace. The two-day event will
showcase over 40 bands on 4 different stages. Similar to last year there
will be the “Blast”, “Steam” and “Shed” stages with the forth stage added
late and will predominantly feature local bands such as \\GT// and Nerves
Baddington, as well as bands from the Single Lock Records label out of North
Alabama.

Sloss Fest. Photo By Jamie Platus.

Sloss Fest. Photo By Jamie Platus.

Riding the momentum from the inaugural Slossfest, the festival organizers
didn’t attempt to alter the formula. They have a good base which is the
local music lovers who support the growing music scene. Mix that with the
cool industrial setting of the old iron furnace, wide range of bands
and you have a pretty tasty recipe.

Sloss Fest. Photo By Jamie Platus.

Sloss Fest. Photo By Jamie Platus.

With headliners like Ryan Adams and the Shining, Ray Lamontagne, Logic,
Washed Out, and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, there will be plenty
of bodies moving on the warm Alabama nights, but the acts scheduled for
each day should draw an early crowd as well. The Seratones, Anderson East,
Sylvan Esso and local favorites The Burning Peppermints are all must see
daytime sets.

Iron pouring at Sloss Fest. Photo By Jamie Platus

Iron pouring at Sloss Fest. Photo By Jamie Platus

Keeping the party going Saturday night, there will be a number of late,
“after-party” shows featuring The Seratones at Seasick Records Store,
SpaceFace (members of Flaming Lips) at the Sydicate Lounge and Taylor
Hollingsworth at the Nick.

Just like most festivals there are different level ticket prices ranging
from $85 for a single day ticket to $325 for the VIP weekend pass with
higher prices on the day of, so get online, purchase your tickets if you
want check-out some great live music in one of the coolest settings in the
Southeast. /- Art Husband

Check out our review of the inaugural Sloss Fest, Day 1 here.

Check out our review of last year’s Sloss Fest, Day 2 here.

Sloss Fest. Photo By Jamie Platus

Sloss Fest. Photo By Jamie Platus

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