Iowa City's Mission Creek Festival Announces Additional Artists


The Mission Creek Festival makes its second announcement of artists for this year's festival. The new acts scheduled to perform include folk/roots artists William Elliottt Whitmore & Justin Townes Earle, afro-beat legend Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, ambient music mastermind Tim Hecker, comedians Jon Benjamin & Jon Glaser, and hip-hop powerhouse Black Milk. Other new acts include: Leslie & the Ly's, Erase Errata, Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing), Little Scream, Oberhofer, Wet Hair, Grand Tetons, Denison Witmer, Muscle Drum, and Weed Wolf.

This new announcement accentuates the festival's growing diversity and commitment to acts from both near and far parts of the world. Iowa native Will Whitmore will play on the same show as his contemporary Justin Townes Earle; Nigerian musician Seun Kuti (son of Fela Kuti) will lead his father's classic band Egypt 80 through new and old material (Kuti's new album was co-produced by the renowned Brian Eno); Montreal's Tim Hecker will perform work from his growing and impressive catalog of ambient and electronic works; Jon Benjamin and Jon Glaser will join David Cross for an evening of comedy at the Englert; Detroit-based rapper/producer Black Milk, who recently returned from a recording session with Jack White (ex-White Stripes) and also released an EP with Danny Brown, will bring his live hip-hop band to Gabe's.

These new acts join a lineup that already includes indie-pop luminaries The Magentic Fields, comedian David Cross, and singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten. More details are in-the-works, including another round of festival acts, information on literary events and details about the festival's new endeavors: a food program and an artists-in-residence series.

The 2012 Mission Creek Festival is supported through the generous sponsorships of West Music, the Moen Group, Catherine's Boutique, New Pioneer Food Co-op, The Mansion, the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hancher Auditorium, and New Belgium Brewery.

Festival Dates:
March 27 - April 1, 2012

Pass & Tickets Information:
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.

Confirmed Artists Include:
The Magnetic Fields
David Cross
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
William Elliott Whitmore
Justin Townes Earle
Black Milk
Sharon Van Etten
Tim Hecker
Rhys Chatham
Leslie & the Ly's
The War On Drugs
Dirty Beaches
Jon Benjamin
Jon Glaser
Mike Doughty
Little Scream
Erase Errata
Wet Hair
Muscle Worship
Denison Witmer
Weed Wolf
Grand Tetons


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