Penny-pinching music lovers without spring break plans, listen up: the Harvest of Hope Fest runs March 12-14, and weekend passes are just $39.50 if you get them before Feb. 11. Not only is Harvest of Hope a chance to see more than 150 artists, including Billy Bragg, Torche, Dr. Dog, Man Man, Freelance Whales and The Mountain Goats, it’s also a way to help others. Festival profits go to The Harvest of Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization providing aid to migrant farm workers nationwide.
The festival is in its second year, following a successful 17,000-plus turnout in 2009. Featuring genres across the musical spectrum (indie rock, hip-hop, alt.country, folk and blues), the Harvest of Hope Fest is a multi-stage event held in St. Augustine, Fla.
Festival-goers need not worry about booking a hotel room. The St. John’s County Fairgrounds, a 90-acre pasture, serves as the setting for the three-day event; attendees are invited to camp out on site.
Until Feb. 11, three-day tickets are available for $39.50, and then they’ll increase to $49.50 from Feb. 12-March 11. Buying tickets at the event will cost $60, and single-day tickets as well as VIP passes are also available. For more information on ticket prices (and to get the entire 2010 Harvest of Hope line-up) visit the event’s website.
Confirmed lineup so far (full announcement coming March 1):
Billy Bragg, Dr. Dog, The Mountain Goats, Rogue Wave, Delta Spirit, Senses Fail, Anti-Flag, Man Man, Dead Prez, Kimya Dawson, Torche, Strike Anywhere, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Sea Wolf, Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith, Dead Confederate, A Wilhelm Scream, Portugal. the Man, Samiam, Leatherface, Dead to Me, Fruit Bats, Bear in Heaven, Freelance Whales, Cobra Skulls, Small Brown Bike, Glint, Danielson, Twin Tigers, Black Sheep, Coalesce, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, James Husband (of Of Montreal), Signals (ex-The Mae Shi), Ortolan, Mercury Program, Off With Their Heads, The Loved Ones, Past Lives, forgetters (ex-Jawbreaker & Against Me!), Andrew Jackson Jihad, Assholeparade, Defiance Ohio, Chris Wollard & the Ship Thieves, Bomb the Music Industry!, Dear Landlord, Young Livers, David Rovics, The Riot Before, This Bike is a Pipebomb, Des Ark, Ben Davis & The Jett$, Shellshag, Weatherbox, Holopaw, Hawks & Doves, Angelo Spencer, The Blacklist Royals, Lemuria, The Measure [sa], Paul Baribeau, Algernon Cadwallader, Your Heart Breaks, Fin Fang Foom, Yula Beeri, The Future Virgins, Good Luck, The Mezingers, Capsule, Ben + Vesper, Jon Snodgrass, Austin Lucas, Mike Hale, Street Eaters, O Pioneers!, Army of Ponch, Virgins, Gatorface, Protagonist, American Cheeseburger, Savage Brewtality, Brainworms, New Bruises, Tubers, Cory Branan, Look Mexico, Whiskey & Co., Worn in Red, Ninja Gun, Grabass Charlestons, FIYA, Spanish Gamble, Anchor Arms, How Dare You, Slow Claw, Heads Held High, The Casting Out, Low Red Land, The Itchy Hearts, Yardwork, Panthro UK United 13, Mumpsy, The Beauvilles, The Tim Version, Tiltwheel, Dan Padilla, The Future Now, D.P., City of Ships, Only Thunder, Sloane Peterson, Too Many Daves, Pretty Boy Thorson, Lost Hands Found Fingers, Nut Nut, Ornate Escape, Mike Bernos