Calgary radio station X92.9 is announcing the lineup for their "X-Fest" tomorrow. There were a few decent bands playing last year but I didn't go. I went in 2011 because I won tickets and it was a pretty good time.
It's the same weekend as Bumbershoot so there's the possibility that a couple bands that are playing there show up.
Full Sled Island lineup tomorrow. They claim that the currently announced acts amount to only 30% of the total.
I could be wrong, but I don't think that they will be announcing any more "big names". The bulk of the lineup tomorrow will more than likely be the 150-200 local bands that are playing. I'm still very curious to see the remainder though.
I wouldn't be surprised if you are picturing me peeling a carrot with a staple gun.
So Sonic Boom is in Edmonton August 29-31, X-Fest is in Calgary August 30-31, and Bumbershoot is in Seattle August 30-September 1. I wonder if Bumbershoot will get any of the previous two festivals' artists. Not Death Cab since they headlined last year (Tegan and Sara also played last year), but some of the other would still be cool, especially Jack White.