RADfest MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL October 13-14 Tickets on Sale!
RADfest announces its inaugural music and arts event in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC on October 13-14, 2018. The all ages festival will take place at the Grey Eagle music venue located at 185 Clingman Ave. (Artwork by Ariana Dixon)
A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profit, Our Voice which serves all individuals in Buncombe County affected by sexual assault and abuse, through counseling, advocacy, and education. In addition to a wide variety of genres, the festival will feature live mural art by Ian Wilkinson and Gus Cutty; an art installation by Amelia Pate as well as work by Ariana Dixon, Cat Fly and more.
Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman’s previous band for a lighter. ‘Swear I’m Good At This,’ Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.
RADfest features a number of female-fronted acts, both local and national in a variety of genres. Check out Linqua Franqa – the hip hop project of Athens, Georgia-based linguist-turned-legislator Mariah Parker, whose passion for social justice and scientific fixation with hip hop language are obvious in the intricate, self-aware rhymes she interweaves with boom bap beats.
Detroit based singer/songwriter, Anna Burch who’s debut album, Quit the Curse delivers songs that help one achieve clarity in dark times. Her lyrical style are full of sincerity and undeniable depth.
Indigo is an Asheville based artist with a broad sonic spectrum, ranging from intimate acoustic music to pop/soul, and garage rock.In early 2018, Indigo’s live pop/garage rock band released their first full length album, “I Love My Mom”. Influenced by the human experience, emotionally and objectively, her sound resonates with a wide range of listeners and feels like a cozy, brutally honest mother-womb.
Free Cake For Every Creature is a soft pop band currently based in Philadelphia. Beginning in upstate New York in 2012 as the recording project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Katie Bennett, the bandhas since expanded to include a rotating cast of friends and musicians.
For the newest collection of songs, The Bluest Star, Katie, long-term band members Francis Lyons and Heeyoon Won, and many friends spent the second half of 2017 slowly recording tracks in various rooms in Katie and Francis’ apartment on a busy street in West Philly.
“The goal was to throw a party that we and our friends and community would actually want to attend – where everyone would feel welcome and safe. We’re partnering with Our Voice to center those intentions and help us establish norms for the festival to intentionally create a more accessible, safer space,” says co-founder Emma Hutchens.
The 2018 lineup also includes:
LSD and the Search for God | Nest Egg | Spaceman Jones and the Motherships | Common Holly | Contour | Nihilist Cheerleader | Kitty Tsunami | Fred Thomas | AMBY | Pie Face Girls | Ex-Gold | SIYAH | Brucemont | Wednesday | Erotica | DJ HijX De La Chingada | Celia Verbeck | Temp Job | ilysm <3 | DJ Kutzu