Bunbury Bums Out Bunbarlans

  By Sara Ruberg ‘18

   The annual Bunbury Music Festival that takes place in Cincinnati always is the perfect way to kick off the summer. This year the festival is being held at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove from June 3-5.

   On the morning of February 25th the performance lineup was released, although the schedule has yet to be announced.

The lineup for this year’s Bunbury Music Festival is:

  • The Killers
  • Florence & The Machine
  • Mudcrutch
  • Tears for Fears
  • Haim
  • Ice Cube
  • Of Monsters And Men
  • Elle King
  • Grimes
  • Big Grams
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • The Neighborhood
  • X Ambassadors
  • Love & Special Sauce
  • Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires
  • Roddy Walston and the Business
  • Bayside
  • The Wombats
  • The Mowgli’s
  • The Dear Hunter
  • Here Come The Mummies
  • Austin Plaine
  • Red Wanting Blue
  • Oddisee
  • Coleman Hell
  • Lany
  • Grizfolk
  • Whilk & Misky
  • Connor Youngblood
  • Diarrhea Planet
  • Cal Scruby
  • Pvris
  • Louis the Child
  • Foxing
  • The Shelters
  • Holy White Hounds
  • Dead Man String Band
  • Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound
  • Dawg Yawp
  • Mad Anthony
  • Automagik
  • Leggy

  Many people who will be attending this year’s festival and have also attended in the past are upset with the 2016 lineup. A student from Mercy, Giorgia Close ‘16, commented, “[The lineup] is super disappointing and sad.” Many are upset with the amount of repeated bands and artists from previous years.

  Although it seems like Bunbury is stuck in the past, a few changes have been made to this year’s event. Tickets have been replaced with electronic wristbands. Not only will tickets be substituted for the wristbands, but people will be able to upload money onto the high tech bands. This eliminates the hassle of carrying around wallets, and is predicted to decrease the time of waiting in lines.


My favorite band, Twenty One Pilots, performing at the 2015 Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH. Photo Credit to Bunbury Music Festival.

  If you are hoping to attend, you should probably act quickly. Tickets are going fast! VIP passes have already been completely sold out. If you are on the edge of whether you should buy Bunbury tickets, like me, you can always listen to their Spotify playlist and decide if the music is worth all the money!

Click here to visit the Official Bunbury Music Festival Playlist

Click here to buy tickets for the 2016 Bunbury Musical Festival


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