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Top Artists to Perform at SweetWater 420 Fest

Top Artists to Perform at SweetWater 420 Fest

Atlanta will be kicking off its annual SweetWater 420 Fest this Friday, April 21 – 23. Ranking alongside Bonnaroo and Hangout Fest, SweetWater 420 Fest consistently pulls big name bands and new talent alike. The multiple-day event offers multiple-sized stages for musicians from all backgrounds to showcase new material and songs that will undoubtedly entertain. It’s set to be hosted in Centennial Park, an urban playground that skirts the city central. As for the performances scheduled for this year, check below. We know you’ll enjoy.
-MusicBham staff


WEEN
SweetWater Stage / Sunday, April 23 / 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
“Push th’ Little Daisies” became Ween’s biggest hit, but to their cult-like fanbase, it pales in comparison to their catalog. This experimental rock band draws their inspiration from funk, soul, gospel, country, and celtic reggae, among others. The world of music has been Ween’s oyster, and they’ve explored the depths of all genres through their albums. Impossible to adequately describe, Ween is a world apart from most bands you’ve heard. There is no single word that could adequately describe them, but hundreds that might pay tribute. “Adventurous” and “experimental” are two. This group, who’s been entertaining…

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The Hip Abduction’s David New on Songwriting, Sweetwater 420 Fest

The Hip Abduction's David New on Songwriting, Sweetwater 420 Fest

The Hip Abduction is an indie-synth band based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. They’ve been recording music and playing live gigs since 2011, while experimenting and exploring new sounds in the process. The Hip Abduction have devoted themselves to recasting the Reggae and West African musical heritage of the panhandle with modern synthetic overtones. They will perform their newest album, Gold Under the Glow at Sweetwater 420 Festival in Atlanta, happening April 21-23. 

By Nathan Dial

Photo Credit: Dylan Melcher


(MusicBham) Is it going to be a relief, after traveling up and down the East Coast, not to have to travel too far from the home base in Pensacola for Sweetwater Fest?

(guitarist/singer David New) Yeah, we haven’t toured much west of Colorado yet. We’ve got Sweetwater and then Tuckfest and then a month at home. So that’ll definitely be nice. We are very excited. 

I bet. How do you all feel about having a front-running spot at Sweetwater? What do you have planned for the day-one crowd?

That’s right! We’re the first band in the whole shebang, aren’t we? We’ve got a couple new songs and…

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The Hip Abduction

The Hip Abduction

The Hip Abduction is an afro-pop/ indie-rock band hailing from St. Petersburg, FL. The sextet places a heavy emphasis on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni) mixed with dub-reggae bass lines and funky afro-beat percussion making their tropically influenced high-energy performances stand out on festival lineups nationwide. In 2013, The Hip Abduction released a self-titled debut album which landed them at the top of the iTunes and Billboard reggae charts. THA is currently in the studio and looking forward to a follow-up full-album release in early 2016.

 

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