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80/35

It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming. Summer is here, bringing with it many festivities, including 80/35. What is 80/35? Similar to Lollapalooza, it is a multi-day music festival that features national touring, as well as local and relatively unknown, bands. It is organized by Greater Des Moines Music Coalition. 80/35 gets its name from the two prominent interstates, I-80 and I-35, that meet at the corner of Des Moines. "Yeah, it was awesome," sophomore Nirvan Tyagi said. Tyagi attended last year’s festival. "The music was amazing and I saw a lot of friends there, so it was a good time." The festival will take place July 3-4 in Western Gateway Park in Des Moines. In addition to live music, the festival will include interactive art, food and beverage sales, and booths for local organizations. The lineup includes: Ben Harper and Relentless7, Public Enemy, Broken Social Scene, Matisyahu, Man Man, Tilly & The Wall, Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s, and many others. A two day pass costs $70. A pass for only July 3 costs $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. A pass for only July 4 costs $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. Children under 11 will be granted free admission. 80/35 is a relatively young event, this year being only it’s second year of existence. However, despite its status as a newcomer, 80/35 has already attracted some big-timers. The Roots, The Flaming Lips, and Andrew Bird were the headliners last year. "I went to Lollapalooza last summer," senior James Fang said. "It was incredible, but it was a little pricey. 80/35 should be really good, and it will be a lot cheaper, which is nice." For more information, visit http://80-35.com/.

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