Kendrick Lamar, Tiesto, & The Avett Brothers to Appear at KANROCKSAS
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by BWW News Desk
The heartland's newest major music festival--KANROCKSAS--returns this spring with Kendrick Lamar, Tiësto and The Avett Brothers leading the charge as the first confirmed acts. The two-day festival, set for Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS, will be represented by a diverse gamut of 30+ artists from rock, electronic and hip-hop genres. Look for more talent to be announced in the coming weeks.
After a 2011 concert with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Game, the trio dubbed Kendrick Lamar "The New King of the West Coast." His official debut album on Dre's Aftermath label, Good Kid M.A.A.d. City, opened at No. 2 on the Billboard charts in 2012 and sold over 200,000 copies in its first week. The album has eclipsed 600,000 copies in the United States and has been certified Gold. Kendrick's 2013 world tour includes 30 shows in 29 cities and 14 countries. http://kendricklamar.org
Tiësto is an electronic performer and DJ with a global brand. Voted 'The Greatest DJ Of All Time' by Mixmag in 2011, Tiësto has collaborated with superstars like Kanye West, Coldplay, Katy Perry and many more. His achievements include a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards and a performance at the opening Ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. http://www.tiesto.com/Tiesto-home
Indie folk-pop darlings, The Avett Brothers received rave reviews for their 2009 breakthrough major-label debut, I and Love and You, which peaked at number 16 on the Billboard 200 album charts and resulted in an invitation to perform alongside Bob Dylan and Mumford & Sons at the 2011 Grammy Awards. In 2012, the band released its 6th full-length album,The Carpenter. It debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and was nominated for a Best Americana Album Grammy. http://www.theavettbrothers.com
About Kanrocksas Music Festival
Festival organizer MMF, LLC, consisting of Kanrocksas co-founder Bill Brandmeyer and Evenergy, a Kansas City-based company specializing in major event production, is dedicated to delivering a world class, top-tier music festival to entertain the Midwest for many years to come. Like Kanrocksas Music Festival on Facebook at Facebook.com/Kanrocksas, follow us on Twitter at @Kanrocksas or visit www.kanrocksas.com for breaking news, announcements and all things Kanrocksas.