Pickathon 2013 Announce Dates and Lineup

Pickathon is turning 15 and, like a fine wine, it just keeps getting better! Happening Friday, August 2nd - Sunday, August 4th at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR (a mere 15 minutes from downtown Portland), this year promises to be the best ever. Since day one, the idea behind Pickathon has always been pretty simple: what does it take to be the best weekend festival of the year for music lovers? This question has driven Pickathon to highly refine an experience that has few peers.

Innovation has always been at the center of this process and through the years many important elements have come together; collaborating widely on yearly diverse lineups that are built on the idea of great music being the sole criteria; refining six unique performance venues designed to create juxtaposing alternate realities; trusting important decisions can be discussed and made with our online community such as maintaining a low crowd density; becoming the only large music festival to eliminate plastic and minimize single use items; recruiting the finest food and drink purveyors in the land; focusing constantly on eliminating "normal" festival hassles, and the list goes on.

This year's lineup is truly a high point in Pickathon's existence. We are pleased to welcome Feist, Andrew Bird, Divine Fits, Sharon Van Etten, The Devil Makes Three, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Vieux Farka Touré, Howe Gelb, Lady, Shabazz Palaces, The Felice Brothers, Tift Merritt, Wayne Hancock, Marco Benevento, The Lone Bellow, Dale Watson, Foxygen, Parquet Courts, Breathe Owl Breathe, White Fence, Yellowbirds, and so much more! The full lineup is below (though there might be a few surprises along the way, so stay tuned). Also, remember, each band is at the festival for two days, playing two sets on two of six very unique stages! Where else can you see a band play an outdoor festival set in front of thousands and the next night, witness the same band in a sweaty and rollicking rock club environment? Only at Pickathon.

Pickathon founder Zale Schoenborn spoke with SPIN Magazine, which premiered the lineup this morning along with the interview. Read more about what makes year 15 special on SPIN.com.

Watch the Pickathon 2013 festival teaser here.

Tickets are on-sale today! Purchase them here.

PICKATHON 2013 LINE-UP

Feist

Andrew Bird

Divine Fits

The Devil Makes Three

Kurt Vile & The Violators

Sharon Van Etten

Shabazz Palaces

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

Vieux Farka Touré

Howe Gelb

Lady

The Felice Brothers

Tift Merritt

The Lone Bellow

Dale Watson

Foxygen

Wayne Hancock

Marco Benevento

Ginny Hawker

Parquet Courts

King Tuff

Breathe Owl Breathe

Lake Street Dive

Dirk Powell

Lightning Dust

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole

JD McPherson

White Fence

Shinyribs

Yellowbirds

Foghorn Stringband

Shakey Graves

Caleb Klauder Country Band

Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys

I Draw Slow

Leo Rondeau

Malcolm Holcombe

Pure Bathing Culture

Sturgill Simpson

Old Light

The Cactus Blossoms

Pharis & Jason Romeo

Pickathon Squaredance with Caller Caroline Oakley

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