The Toadies are hosting their 6th Annual Dia De Los Toadies Festival in Fort Worth this year, stating it was only appropriate to bring the fest back to their hometown.
Dia De Los Toadies has been hosted in several cities throughout Texas in the past, and featured such bands as Secret Machines, Mariachi El Bronx and The Black Angels. In 2013 the Toadies maintain the tradition of bringing home-state bands to the stage, especially with the inclusion of Austin-ite Gary Clark, Jr.
As for choosing Fort Worth as the 2013 festival site, Toadies guitarist Clark Vogeler has said the following:
Its been great moving the Dia festival around Texas, but at a certain point, we realized that we need to share it with our hometown, Fort Worth, where the band is still based. We played Billy Bob’s last year and it reminded us what a hometown crowd is like, so moving the festival made perfect sense.
Below is a complete lineup for this year’s Dia De Los Toadies Festival:
Gary Clark Jr.
Dirty River Boys
The Burning Hotels
The Machines Are Winning
School Of Rock “Dean’s List”