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Musicfest NW 2010 to feature The Decemberists, The National, Sleep

on June 01, 2010, 2:15pm

West coast music festival #3 to announce its 2010 lineup today is the Portland, Oregon based Musicfest NW. The five-day extravaganza, set to take place from September 8-12, is sort of Bumbershoot (in terms of its lineup) meets South by Southwest (in terms of its set up). In all, 160 bands will play 17 clubs across downtown Portland during the five days.

The Decemberists and Spoon The National will headline this year’s festivities with performances at the historic Pioneer Courthouse Square on September 11th and 12th, respectively. Other heavyweights set to perform include Okkervil River, Major Lazer, Menomena, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, The Walkmen, Wiz Khalifa, and Sleep, which will perform 1992 classic Holy Mountain in its entirety. Update: Animal Collective’s Panda Bear has been added to the lineup. That was quick.

The recently reunited Gories, Man Man, The Helio Sequence, Baroness, Akron/Family, Frank Turner, People Under the Stairs, and Laura Veirs are also on the bill, as are a number of up-and-coming indie outfits, such as The Thermals, Ra Ra Riot, Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood, Japandroids, Washed Out, Cold Cave, and Thee Oh Sees.

Festival wristbands will go on sale starting Saturday, June 5th at two price points: $90 for an all-inclusive wristband that gets you into both outdoor shows and the rest of the four-day festival and $65 for one of the two outdoors shows (The Decemberists or The National) and the rest of the fest. Individual tickets for shows will also be available. Click here for more information.

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