Deerhoof will be one of the bands headlining Middle of the Map Fest
Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest just announced their massive lineup, and the Spring festival continues to pair major popular acts with some of the finest local bands in the area. The Kansas City event runs April 4-6.

Here are the bands they’ve announced so far (with more announcements to come in the future):

Grizzly Bear, The Joy Formidable, Tennis, Deerhoof, JEFF the Brotherhood, Kids These Days, Iceage, The Whigs, Wovenhand, The Appleseed Cast, The Casket Lottery, White Lung, People Get Ready, Denison Witmer, Kitten, Guards, Cowboy Indian Bear, Soft Reeds, Palace, Making Movies, Détective, Owen Pallet, Mister Lies, The Last Bison, Pujol, Joe Pug, La Guerre, Spirit is the Spirit, Sleepy Kitty, My Gold Mask, Dots Not Feathers, Smoker, the Soil & the Sun, Trouper, Little Legend, Maps For Travelers, She’s A Keeper, Bloodbirds, Quiet Corral, Akkilles, Radkey, Steddy P & DJ Mahf, Thee Water MoccaSIns, the ACB’s, Shy Boys, Fourth of July, Ghosty, Shadow Paint, The Slowdown, Cherokee Rock Rifle, Clairaudients, White Girl, Antennas Up, Heartfelt Anarchy, Six Percent, The Regrets, The Belles, The Noise FM

Cowboy Indian Bear will return to Middle of the Map Fest
Once again, major Kansas City venues will take part in the festival, including Record Bar, Riot Room, Union, Gusto Lounge, and Westport Coffeehouse. The main difference this year is The Uptown will be playing host to some of the larger events instead of the recently closed Beaumont Club.

Quiet Corral at Middle of the Map Fest
There are a few differences in the overall layout of the festival this year. The Forum and Film portions will be held separately from the music portion. The Forum will return for its second year April 17th-19th, featuring speakers, technological and cultural panel dialogues, and collaborate performances. The Film Festival looks to be impressive, with the Alama Drafthouse playing host to the screenings May 1st-5th.

Prices are once again appealingly low, clocking in at $45 for a three-day pass. You can purchase those over at Middle of the Map Fest’s website.


2012 Middle of the Map Fest, Day 1 Photo Gallery
2012 Middle of the Map Fest, Day 2 Photo Gallery
2012 Middle of the Map Fest, Day 3 Photo Gallery
I Heart Local Music live performance videos from Middle of the Map Fest



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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