FEST: Bands Announced for Second Annual Speed of Sound Festival


Sponsored by Woodstock radio station WDST-FM, the second annual Speed of Sound Festival will be taking over the Dutchess County Airport in Wappingers Falls on Sunday, August 7.

The one-day fest will be headlined by the Lumineers, and that’s good news indeed for Greater Nippertown fans of the band, whose other area tour-stop – last weekend at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown – had been sold out for weeks now.

Tickets for the one-day fest are priced at $45 in advance; $55 at the gate. VIP tickets are $150 in advance; $175 at the gate.

Here’s the complete schedule of bands for the 2016 Speed of Sound Festival:

1:30pm: Fiction of the Future

2:45pm: Nicole Atkins

4pm: Swear & Shake

5:15pm: Rayland Baxter

6:45pm: Simone Felice

8pm: the Lumineers

ne-up of performers for the one-day fest are Simone Felice, Rayland Baxter, Swear & Shake, Nicole Atkins and Fiction of the Future.

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