The barrier exists, but it's just to keep too much pressure from building on people in the front. The barrier is open on both sides so anybody can walk in, but there are rare cases when security stops letting people into the front section because it's too full. If it's a big act and you want to be right up front, it's best to get up there early.
Thanks! That's actually a really cool idea on their part, usually gets extremely crowded up there. And yeah I'm trying to get front row for Kendrick so I'm gonna get there right when the gates open.
If you're up front at the main stage from when the gates open, you'll miss great shows from Natalie Prass, S, Sharon Van Etten, Alvvays, Run the Jewels, and many more.
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah- Sour Soul blur- The Magic Whip Laura Marling- Short Movie Merchandise- After the End Mikal Cronin- MCIII My Morning Jacket- The Waterfall Other Lives- Rituals Passion Pit- Kindred Pavement- Wowee Zowee Pile- You're Better Than This Purity Ring- Shrines Purity Ring- Another Eternity San Fermin- Jackrabbit Screaming Females- Rose Mountain The Staves- If I Was
Got an email from the festival says the lineup coming out on Wednesay
Last year, Willamette Week posted the lineup the day before MFNW announced it would be released. Hopefully we get some news later today!
While I don't necessarily want to believe the who-MFNW-recently-followed-on-Twitter-will-play-this-year's-festival theory because I don't need any more Foster the People in my life, Modest Mouse seems like a no-brainer with a new album and no Portland date since last fall's Project Pabst.
Built to Spill- Untethered Moon Doldrums- The Air Conditioned Nightmare Marriages- Salome Matt and Kim- New Glow Mikal Cronin- MCIII Natalie Prass- Natalie Prass Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds- Chasing Yesterday
Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Earl Sweatshirt- Doris Earl Sweatshirt- I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt Frank Ocean- channel ORANGE JEFF the Brotherhood- Wasted On the Dream Kathryn Calder- Kathryn Calder Lady Lamb the Beekeeper- After Philip Selway- Familial Philip Selway- Weatherhouse Radiohead- The Bends Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels 2 The White Stripes- Get Behind Me Satan
Well not that it means anything but they recently starting following all these bands on twitter:
Mascaras Panda Bear Caribou Four Tet Viet Cong Title Fight Alialujah Choir Beirut Belle & Sebastian Courtney Barnett Misterwives Kate Tempest Bully Lady Lamp Tobias Jesso Jr. Toro y Moi Twin Shadow Milo Greene
and The Roots!
EDIT: and Modest Mouse and Foster the People. Or are those older?