Texans, take note: Dallas’s own Index Fest will take place September 26-28, and the 2014 lineup has just been announced. If you weren’t already excited about festival season, check out this lineup and then let me know how you feel.
Bands scheduled to perform at Index include Future Islands, whose massively successful fourth album Singles has them on an appropriately massive world tour that continues into November, and Local Natives, whose year-and-a-half long tour for Hummingbird came to a close just a few days ago in Nashville. And according to a Facebook post by Index Fest, this is only the first third of the lineup — so keep your eyes peeled.
Index Fest is by all definitions a fledgling festival — 2014 marks only its third year in existence. But in just its first two years, Index has managed to attract huge acts like Girl Talk, Grimes, Cold War Kids, and many more. The festival’s mission, according its founders, is to contribute to the growth of Dallas’s arts district, Deep Ellum:
As INDEX was introduced IN 2012 our hope was that it would have the chance to expand in a way that supported the continued growth of Deep Ellum. In 2013 we take our first step towards increasing our footprint as we will have the opportunity to utilize a number of additional venues within close proximity to the outdoor stages (Trees, Prophet Bar, Dada, and Three Links). This supports our ability to double the number both of stages and bands, increase our after hours focus, and contribute to those that build the Deep Ellum scene on a weekly basis. INDEX is Dallas. Strong festivals are important to the overall culture and perception of Dallas. We hope year two solidifies the festival as something that is both locally powered and nationally recognized.
A three-day pass to the festival will set you back only $79. Get your early bird tickets here, and check out the full lineup below.
Index Festival Lineup
The Apache Relay
Clear Plastic Masks
The Felice Brothers
How to Dress Well
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Spirit Family Reunion