80/35 Music Festival Confirms 2013 Dates

Summer in Des Moines at 80/35. Photo Credit: Anna Frederick

Plans are in the work for the sixth annual 80/35 Festival in Des Moines, Iowa. The dates for next year have been confirmed for July 5-6, 2013, at the Western Gatway Park. Fun fact — the name 80/35 comes from the convergence of the two major interstates in the city of Des Moines.

The organizers want to hear your picks for next year. Last year they grabbed the The Avett Brothers, Death Cab for Cutie, Dinosaur Jr., and Leftover Salmon. From the 80/35 website:

Tell us what bands you want to see at the 2013 80/35. We know 80/35 fans have impeccable taste in music, so share your wishlist on our Facebook page or tweet us by using #8035wishlist. Our booking crew is listening! Bands: submit to play the festival by email 8035bands@desmoinesmc.com by March 1.

There’s also a contest to be the first VIP Pass holder:

Be the first VIP pass holder. Submit your best 80/35 photo to be entered to win a pair of 2013 80/35 VIP passes. We will select our favorite photo and announce the winner on November 27. Submit your photo/s (maximum of 10 photos only) by emailing 8035contest@desmoinesmc.com by November 20 for a chance to win. Submit a photo from any 80/35 and be sure to include your name, email, and phone number within the email. See contest details and rules at 80-35.com/photocontest.

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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