Nelsonville Music Festival added 18 more artists to its lineup on Monday. The second round of artists for the festival, which takes place June 1-4, includes Cloud Nothings and Conor Oberst.
Other artists announced Monday include Frazey Ford, Mirah, Adam Remnant, Doc Robinson, Counterfeit Madison, Swarming Branch, Wesley Bright and the Honeytones, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, The Easy Leaves, Valley Queen, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Aldous Harding, Tyler Childers and Michael Hurley.
Cloud Nothings is an indie-rock band from Cleveland. Their latest album, Life Without Sound, was released Jan. 27. The band also collaborated with lo-fi artist Wavves for an album in 2015.
Cloud Nothings has an average of more than 300,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. One of their most-played songs, “I’m Not Part of Me,” has been streamed on Spotify more than four million times.
Chris Pyle, owner of Donkey Coffee and Espresso, 17 ½ W. Washington St., said he is a fan of Cloud Nothings.
“It’s probably one of the things I look forward to the most every year,” Pyle said. “It’s a great festival for kids. There’s not the same drugs and drunkenness as other music festivals. We couldn’t let our kids (who are 12 years old and nine years old) run around Coachella.”
Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He is best known for his work as the frontman of Bright Eyes, but has also played in other bands such as Desaparecidos and Monsters of Folk. He is currently performing solo and just announced he will be releasing his latest album Salutations on March 17.
Rolling Stone named Oberst Best Songwriter of 2008. He has more than 300,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, with his most played song “You Are Your Mother’s Child” having more than three million plays.
Other artists at Nelsonville include Ween, Emmylou Harris, Rodriguez and several others. A weekend pass is $140 and $70 for Nelsonville residents. Attendees can also purchase VIP weekend passes for $350 and $30 for an additional ticket to camp on-site.
Mike Linscott, a barista at Donkey Coffee, is a fan of the local acts that perform at Nelsonville Music Festival.
“The Barticus party tent ... that, I think, is the (most fun) part of the entire weekend,” Linscott said.
Jonny Palermo contributed to this report.