Camden Waterfront Prepares for 2016 Xponential Music Festival
By Victoria Corinne
As the weather starts to turn warmer and music lovers begin to plan out which summer music festivals to attend, the creators behind the 2016 Xponential festival have made the decision that much harder. WXPN 88.5FM, the University of Pennsylvania’s award-winning public radio station, has put on the Xponential festival that has attracted hundreds of thousands of concertgoers for years. The acclaimed annual festival always provides the best Adult Alternative acts. It combines known XPN favorites, yet also showcases new bands that attendees are bound to fall in love with, which is just one reason as to why it’s one of the best local NJ music festivals.
“The Xponential festival is truly a gem of a festival. So many people look out for the big named festivals like Coachella, Firefly, and Lollapalooza without even realizing that half of the artists performing at them are also performing in our own backyard for a much better price,” said Nathan Morrow, a Camden County resident.
Headlining this years’ celebration is singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, who recently released his own version of Taylor Swift’s album “1989.” Also headlining the festival is Grammy-award winning Blues/Rock band Alabama Shakes and Alternative Country/Folk-Rock singer Brandi Carlile. Other artists that will be performing include Kurt Vile and the Violators, Father John Misty, Gary Clark Jr, Tommy Stinson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Felice Brothers, The Districts, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, David Wax Museum, The Suffers, Darlingside, Chicano Batman, Low Cut Connie, Diane Coffee, and The Record Company. Additional artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Three-day, go-everywhere passes are currently on sale. Prices for XPN Members include lawn access for $70, 200-level reserved seats for $146, and 100-level reserved seats for $226. For the general public, tickets include lawn access for $140, 200-level reserved seats for $216, and 100-level reserved seats for $296. Children (2-12) years old can get lawn access for $15, 200-level reserved seats for $91, and 100-level reserved seats for $171.
The festival takes place along the Camden Waterfront (2 Riverside Drive) in Camden, NJ on July 22, 23 and 24 at the BB&T Pavilion and at Wiggins Park.
30+ performers, 3 stages, 30,000+ fans and 3 full days of excitement; what more could you really ask for? With a killer line-up, an array of family-friendly activities and a beautiful view, this is one event that you won’t want to forget to put on your summer bucket lists.