Tickets Now on Sale for MPMF11; Okkervil River Confirmed

Tickets Now on Sale for MPMF11; Okkervil River Confirmed


Advance ticket sales are underway for the 2011 MidPoint Music Festival Sept. 22-24 in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. A limited number of 3-Day VIP Passes and 3-Day Passes are available through multiple channels. Find more details about ticket sales here.

VIP 3-DAY PASSES

MidPoint introduces the VIP experience this year for rabid fans. VIP 3-Day Pass holders receive priority admission to all MPMF.11 shows and venues, depending on venue capacity rules; participation in VIP parties in the early evening on each of the three festival nights; a VIP goodie bag; and other surprises to be announced.

3-Day VIP Passes are on sale for $125 online (shipping/handling fees apply) or in person on Friday nights during the MidPoint Indie Summer Series.

3-DAY PASSES

The most affordable path to discovering hundreds of rising national acts at the MidPoint Music Festival guarantees smooth sailing, helping pass-holders avoid cover charges at each MPMF.11 venue. As always, admission is subject to venue capacity rules.

3-Day Passes are on sale:

Online for $49 (plus shipping/handling fees).

• In person on Friday nights during the MidPoint Indie Summer Series for $39 (last year's price) — a great deal for a limited time!

• In person at selected retail stores for $49: Baba Budan’s in Clifton Heights; Coffee Emporium locations in Hyde Park, Over-the-Rhine and Xavier University; Corner Bloc Coffee in Price Hill; Everybody’s Records in Pleasant Ridge; Moles Records in Clifton Heights; MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine; Neon’s in Over-the-Rhine; Park + Vine in Over-the-Rhine; Powerhouse Factories in Newport; Roebling Point Bookstore in Covington; and Shake It Records in Northside.

OKKERVIL RIVER CONFIRMED AS PERFORMERS

Austin, Tex.-based Okkervil River (pictured above) will perform at the 2011 MidPoint Music Festival, continuing a national tour in support of its new release, I Am Very Far, the band's sixth studio album.

Formed in 1998 when Will Sheff and two high school friends relocated to Austin, Okkervil River paired with producer/engineer Brian Beattie for their debut LP Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See in 2002, which was released by indie label Jagjaguwar. The Indiana label has released all subsequent Okkervil River albums.

The band performed songs from I Am Very Far today during NPR's "World Cafe Live" in Philadelphia. The entire show is available here.

Okkervil River joins Cut Copy, Kaki King, Gang Gang Dance, Those Darlins, The Low Anthem, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mates of State and 13 other acts as the first headline performers confirmed for MPMF.11. See the earlier list of announced bands here.