Piece by piece
Putting together a lineup for a festival is a bit tricky. First, you have to focus on the bands that match your audience. Second, you have to see who is available. If a band you want is touring, does their tour schedule work with the festival dates? Third, if everything is lining up, can you negotiate a fee that makes sense for both parties? Once you get a few top-notch bands on board, you continue the process for undercards and support. There are times when you think it's never going to happen. Right about that time, it all comes togther
We couldn't be more pleased with how things have come together for the first Bellwether Music Festival. Having bands like MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Local Natives, Dr. Dog, and Whitney make for an impresive start. We have some other big names to announce as well as bands from Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus in the coming weeks.