The Lose Yr Mind Fest has announced the full line up for the 8th annual independent music festival celebrating some of the best artists in rock, psychedelic, post-punk and garage. This year’s primarily local line up features 23 bands and two music showcases across four venues in Portland’s Central Eastside neighborhood Friday, September 2-Sunday, September 4.
Fueled by the nostalgia of the 90’s, the lineup dives into the past to create a new blend of fresh and eclectic post-punk sounds. Highlights include various Portland-based hometown stars such as ‘sad rock’ Soft Kill, psychedelic-pop band The Dandy Warhols and indie-folk MAITA, whose sophomore record I Just Want to Be Wild for You dropped in February.
While the mix of artists at Lose Yr Mind Fest includes local favorites, Psychic Bloom’s soulful garage rock from Tehran and Orquestra Pacifico Tropical’s Colombian cumbia rhythms show that the festival sounds go beyond borders and genres. Along with a majority of female-fronted bands, the festival emphasizes BIPOC and LGBTQ+ representation, making it the most diverse Lose Yr Mind Fest to date.
Schedule and tickets ($25-120) available at bit.ly/LYMF2022. Ticket options include daily tickets, weekend passes, “starving artist” rates and a hero weekend pass that includes a merchandise bundle.