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The Decemberists, Ani Difranco and Alvvays are among the 2018 headliners for the Nelsonville Music Festival. (photo via @thedecemberists Instagram)

The Decemberists, Ani Difranco among Nelsonville Music Festival headliners

Nelsonville Music Festival, held May 31 through June 3, will be headlined this year by music acts such as The Decemberists, Ani Difranco and Alvvays. Other acts in the announcement include Middle Kids, Antibalas, Counterfeit Madison and many more. 

The lineup for this year was released Monday with a Youtube video featuring needlepoint works of the artists.

The Decemberists, who are also featured in the lineup for Boston Calling Music Festival, is a five-piece band originating from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 2000, the band has seven albums and one coming out on March 16.

The band is joining the lineup shortly after dropping the tracklist for their upcoming album, “I’ll Be Your Girl.” Also announced were the dates for their world tour, including many stops in North America and possible stops in Europe.

Ani DiFranco, a multi-instrumentalist feminist icon, will also be headlining the festival. Although having released more than 20 albums since 1989, she does not fit into any sort of specific genre.

DiFranco also runs an organization called the Righteous Babe Foundation, which supports causes including right to choose and gay visibility. The foundation sells jewelry, t-shirts and buttons with both the Righteous Babe Foundation logo and DiFranco’s album art.

The third headliner is Canadian indie pop band Alvvays. Pronounced “always,” the band from Toronto, Ontario is also set to appear at other festivals this summer including Coachella and The Governor’s Ball.

The band, promoting their LP “antisocialites” which came out Sept. 7 of last year, is a component of many music festivals this year. The band has toured with other acts such as Pains of Being pure at Heart and Peter Bjorn and John. 

Tickets to the festival range from $70 for residents of Nelsonville to $350 for a VIP weekend pass. Passes for the festival as well as camping and motorhomes can be purchased here.

@aj_baumann 

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