Today's outdoor music festivals best their Bacchanalian origins with electric guitars, video projectors, and fewer immortals on chariots blocking your view of the stage. Make merry free from obstructing Olympians with today’s GrouponLive deal for admission to the 2011 POPPED! Music Festival at FDR Park. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23 and at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24. Choose from the following options:
• For $35, you get a one-day pass for Friday, September 23 (a $59.50 value before fees, or up to a $71.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
• For $35, you get a one-day pass for Saturday, September 24 (a $59.50 value before fees, or up to a $71.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
• For $65, you get a two-day pass, good for both Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 (a $110 value before fees, or up to a $123.30 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
Philadelphia’s popular POPPED! Music Festival expands into FDR Park with a prodigious mélange of music, food, and comedy, filling two days and three stages with endless entertainment. Friday’s lineup is stocked with top-shelf indie rock, featuring the return of power-pop superheroes The Shins, whose universal melodies inspire three-legged races amongst Hatfields and McCoys. Among the gaggle of lauded performers, audiences can savor the equilibrium shifts of Cage the Elephant, the aural delicacy of Animal Collective’s Panda Bear, and the dependable rock fortitude of The Hold Steady.
Saturday boasts another sterling lineup of alternative impresarios, prepared to fog eyeglasses with a mist of mish-mashed guitars and tub-thumping beats. Pretty Lights dilates pupils with soulful dance music and a lighting scheme designed by disco-loving aliens, and Girl Talk wreaks rug-cutting havoc with pulsating tracks. The legendary DJ ?uestlove exercises his compulsive-drumming disorder, and Titus Andronicus fulfills rock 'n' roll’s promise with rousing anthems about antique ottomans.
Between the ceaseless bouts of quadraphenia, festees can bop into the DJ tent for doses of defibrillating beats or delve into the comedy tent, where jokesters wallow in chronic misery to the delight of others. For dancing sustenance, the Food Bazaar (not included with this Groupon) sells homegrown, Philly-centric treats from local eateries, along with wading pools filled with pudding to relieve sore boogie shoes.
Due to severe weather conditions, POPPED! Music Festival will now take place at the Liacouras Center at 1776 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121.
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1776 N. Broad St.
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