Iowa City's Mission Creek Festival is excited to announce additional artists playing this year's festival. The latest batch of performers includes Kimya Dawson, Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps, Lulacruza, and a strong group of local favorite acts.
Kimya Dawson is a singer-songwriter, known for her work as a solo performer and as half of the folk duo The Moldy Peaches. Dawson's songs were featured predominately in the Grammy winning soundtrack to the film Juno. Minneapolis-based Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps are familiar to the Iowa City music scene. They are touring in support their sophomore album Little Wind. Lulacruza, a folk-electronica act, comes from Argentina and Columbia, adding a distinct South American sound to the festival lineup.
Other confirmed acts include:
Like Pioneers (ex-Bound Stems)
Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps
Christopher the Conquered
The Savage Young Taterbug
Super Sonic Piss
These new acts join a lineup that already features indie-pop luminaries The Magnetic Fields, comedian David Cross, singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten, and afro-beat legend Seun Kuti & Egypt 80.
The festival will take place March 27 - April 1, 2012.
All-Access Passes ($115) are currently available for purchase online at Midwestix and the Englert Theatre Box Office in downtown Iowa City. Tickets to individual shows are available at Midwestix and at the respective venues.
Visit http://missionfreak.com/ for more information and to buy tickets.