The Second Annual Philly F/M Festival: Thursday, Sept 22nd – Sunday, Sept 25th 2011

It’s a symphony of events for music lovers, showcasing national and local talent in multiple genres from Indie to Electronic, Metal to Hip Hop. Hear the music in a variety of the city’s most interesting venues and outdoor settings.  See the music being made in music-related documentary and film screenings.

Enjoy well-known artists in intimate settings, and discover plenty of local and break-out talent hand-selected by the festival’s team of curators. Now in its second year, Philly F/M festival is a firework of creativity and activity, while keeping things affordable with an All-Access badge.

    The second annual festival will take place over four days, largely in the Fishtown / Northern Liberties neighborhoods of Philadelphia, which in recent years have become a cultural center for music and arts in the city.  This year’s festival will feature over 15 indoor and outdoor venues with capacities between 100-6,000. Participating venues include: The Festival Pier, Trocadero Theater, TLA, World Café Live and The Ukie Club.

Modeled after successful long-standing events such as SXSW and CMJ, Philly F/M looks to establish itself as the premiere multi-venue music and film festival for the U.S. East Coast entertainment and tourism market.  Last year’s festival took place in 30 venues with 300 artists and over 60 films from around the world.  Philly F/M 2010 attracted 13,000 visitors across all events with little or no “headline” artists. This year the festival will host at least fifteen ‘headline-level’ artists of all music genres, more than 100 artists total. Attendance projections for the festival is more than 25,000 paid attendees, which will include a core group of at least 5,000 all-access badge holders.

Current Lineup: (many more to be announced): Deadmau5 / The Descendents / X (plays “Los Angeles” in its entirety!) / The Dead Milkmen / Opeth / Silverstein / Good Old War / The Head and The Heart / Hoots and Hellmouth / Murder By Death / Sharon Van Etten / Marissa Nadler / Hot Water Music / Suicide Machines / Naked Raygun / Plow United / Samiam / Weston / Buried Beds / Jukebox The Ghost / Reading Rainbow / Nicos Gun / Thao With The Get Down Stay Down  / Viva Voce / Toy Soldiers / Avi Wishnia / North Lawrence Midnight Singers / Yellow Humphrey / Papertrees / Neutral Uke Hotel / Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library / The Cocktail Slippers / The Friggs / Explosive Head / Suplecs / Backwoods Payback / The Menzingers / Lo-Pan / Freedom Hawk / Infernal Overdrive / The Might Could / Hub City Stompers/ Jukebox Romantics / Two Fisted Law / Katatonia / Hezekiah Jones / Scott H. Biram / Frontier Ruckus / Roadsaw / The Brought Low / Gozu / Throttlerod / Sun Gods in Exile / Ironweed / Panic Years / Shot Baker / Larry and His Flask / Excite Bike / The Holy Mess / Parson Red Heads / Wigwams / Housebat / Metroplex / Taggart / Ghosts in The Valley / Faux Slang / Howling Fantods / Yeah Clementines / The Successful Failures / The Silence Kit / Halo of Snakes / The Swimmers / Adam and Dave’s Bloodline / Creeping Weeds / The Cassette Kids / Cabinet . Featuring showcases from Riot Fest East/ Live Nation, AEG Live, Weathervane Music, 88.5 WXPN, The Key, Small Stone Recordings, Heineken, Altercation Magazine and GBAA + Many More TBA!
Film Lineup:
Freaks in Love (Alice Donut Documentary)
Bob and The Monster (A look at the life and addiction struggles of Bob Forrest)
Better Than Something (Jay Reatard Documentary)
Broke* (The stories of artists and executives searching for ways to thrive in today’s music industry)
Echotone (A Documentary of Music Culture in Austin, Tx)
Sound It Out (A Documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England)
Color me Obsessed (A documentary about The Replacements)
Hilvanbeek (Dutch Short about Dan Deacon)
Beatboxing: The Fifth Element of Hip Hop (A look at the history of Beatboxing)
Meet Me On South Street (A documentary about the legendary Philadelphia venue, JC Dobbs)
$80 Four Day All-Access Badges are on sale now through Ticketfly.com and on the Philly F/M Website. Philly F/M will offer something special for all festival attendees. For more information about the festival, please visit: www.phillyfmfest.com