Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Yep Roc announces three day 15th anniversary festival in Carrboro

Haw River based Yep Roc Records (which will move to Hillsborough later this year) is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year and will be celebrating with a big three-day bash at the Cat's Cradle this October dubbed YR15.

The event will take place on October 11-13 and feature some of Yep Roc's biggest acts including Nick Lowe, Fountains of Wayne, Robyn Hitchcock, Sloan, Eleni Mandell, Liam Finn, Chatham County Line, Minus 5 and many more. Check out the current lineup below which is expected to grow as the fall draws nearer.

There will also be a special pre-festival party at Local 506 on October 10 available to those who buy a special pass (limited to 100) which will feature Lost Straightjackets, The Fleshtones, Southern Culture on the Skids and Countdown Quartet. Other benefits of the pass include access to a private reception with Yep Roc artists at the West End Wine Bar on October 12 and a "star-studded" recording session hosted by Chris Stamey and Scott McCaughey.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18 HERE. There's no word on the prices yet.

[UPDATE: A 3-day pass for the shows will be $80. The VIP ticket that get's you access to the special events listed above will be $169.99 and will include a t-shirt, VIP laminate and poster. There is also a 3-day pass that includes the t-shirt and poster with no access to the special events for $99.99.]

We'll keep you updated with new information about this exciting festival as it becomes available. Be sure to follow us on the social media network of your choice which you can find in the links list in the right column.

Nick Lowe
Los Straightjackets
Chuck Prophet
Dave Alvin
Fountains of Wayne
Robyn Hitchcock
Eleni Mandell
Liam Finn
Cheyenne Marie Mize
The Sadies
John Doe
Jim White
Chatham County Line
Mayflies USA
Minus 5
John Wesley Harding

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