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Middle Waves 2018 lineup revealed

June 1st, 2018

By Zach Bernard | WBOI

The lineup for Fort Wayne’s third annual Middle Waves music festival was announced at Hop River Brewing Thursday night.

Middle Waves will take place on September 14 and 15 at Headwaters Park. Philadelphia’s Dr. Dog will headline the festivities later this summer. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Betty Who and Flint Eastwood are also set to perform the two-day festival. The full lineup can be seen below:

Friday, September 14

  • GoldLink (hip-hop, Washington, D.C.)
  • Betty Who (synth-pop, Sydney, Australia)
  • Chives (rock, Indianapolis, IN)
  • The Bergamot (indie folk, Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Lightlow (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)

Saturday, September 15

  • Dr. Dog (rock, Philadelphia, PA)
  • Lizzo (hip-hop, Minneapolis, MN)
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks (indie rock, Portland, OR)
  • Idles (punk rock, Bristol, England)
  • Flint Eastwood (dance-pop, Detroit, MI)
  • David Wax Museum (American and Mexican folk, Charlottesville, VA)
  • Tunde Olaniran (pop, Flint, MI)
  • Unlikely Alibi (reggae-rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Best Sleep (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)
  • T-Zank (rap, Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Lalo Cura (latino rock, Goshen, IN)
  • The Snarks (rock, Fort Wayne, IN)

Organizers say more performers will be announced at a later date.

The festival is also seeking more than 300 volunteers to help with admissions, merchandise, green team, set up and tear down and more. Those who volunteer could receive free or discounted tickets, and can sign up at

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