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WXPN’s virtual music festival will also include new, full, live sets from some artists who were scheduled to perform at 2020 XPoNential Music Festival

PHILADELPHIA (JULY 8, 2020): Philadelphia public radio station WXPN is not letting the cancellation of its 2020 XPoNential Music Festival from bringing music lovers an exciting, three-day music festival filled with dozens of hours of live music performances, from Friday night July 24 through Sunday, July 26.

XPNFest Weekend will feature archived full-length sets and performances presented online from some of XPoNential Music Festival’s most memorable past performers on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25. On Sunday, July 26, new and exclusive live, full-length performances from seven of the artists who were scheduled to delight fans in person at the 2020 XPoNential Music Festival will be presented both online and on-air at WXPN. The list of performances is below.

“XPNFest Weekend will be the next best thing to being outdoors on the Delaware Riverfront with thousands of other music lovers enjoying our unique, annual XPoNential Music Festival,” said WXPN GM Roger LaMay. “To have almost a quarter of the artists who were to have appeared live at the 2020 festival still want to give WXPN members and listeners new and exclusive full-length, live performances on Sunday, July 26 says a great deal about their affection for the WXPN community.”

WXPN is also offering fun ways for festival goers to maximize their enjoyment of the three-day XPNFest Weekend, such as tips for creating an at-home festival vibe, fest food recipes, trivia quizzes, and a commemorative t-shirt available for pre-order. Viewers and listeners can use #xpnfest to share XPNFest Weekend on social media.

XPNFEST WEEKEND ARTIST PERFORMANCES (SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED)

FRIDAY, JULY 24 / 3 PM START TIME

FULL SETS ONLINE AT XPN.ORG
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (2017)
Guster (2019)
Indigo Girls (2015)
Kathleen Edwards (2019)

performances ONLINE AT XPN.ORG:
Blind Boys of Alabama (2018)
Colvin & Earle (2016)
Caroline Rose (2019)
Darlingside (2016)
David Wax Museum (2016)
Diane Coffee (2016)
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force (2016)
Foxygen (2017)
Hop Along (2015)
Joseph (2017)
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band (2018)
Low Cut Connie (2018)
M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (2018)
The Marcus King Band (2016)
Mt. Joy (2018)
Nilüfer Yanya (2019)
OJR (Oliver John-Rodgers) (2016)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band (2017)
Rhiannon Giddens (2017)
Strand of Oaks (2017)
The Record Company (2017)
The War & Treaty (2019)

SATURDAY, JULY 25 / 3 PM START TIME

FULL SETS ONLINE AT XPN.ORG:
Dawes (2019)
Hurray for the Riff Raff (2017)
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (2018)
Margo Price (2018)

performances ONLINE AT XPN.ORG:
Arkells (2017)
Bermuda Triangle feat. Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes) (2018)
Buckwheat Zydeco (2015)
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram (2019)
Courtney Barnett (2015)
Courtney Marie Andrews (2018)
Dave Hause & The Mermaid (2017)
David Bromberg Quintet (2017)
Delta Rae (2015)
Drive-By Truckers (2017)
Greg Sover (2018)
Lord Huron (2015)
The McCrary Sisters (2019)
Phoebe Bridgers (2018)
Queen of Jeans (2016)
St. Paul and The Broken Bones (2019)
Sweet Spirit (2017)
Tank and The Bangas (2018)
The Districts (2016)
The Suffers (2016)

SUNDAY, JULY 26 / 3 PM START TIME

NEW AND EXCLUSIVE LIVE, FULL SETS ON-AIR AT WXPN AND ONLINE AT XPN.ORG:
Devon Gilfillian
The Districts
Great Time
Illiterate Light
Liz Phair
Michaela Anne
Nicole Atkins

To view XPNFest Weekend online performances and all information, visit www.xpn.org. For all ways to listen and enjoy WXPN, visit https://xpn.org/about-xpn/ways-to-stream-wxpn. Follow WXPN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.