The lineup for Bunbury Music Festival 2017 was announced on Jan. 24. The headliners include Muse, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, Bassnectar and Pretty Lights. The weekend-long event is June 2-4 at Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman’s Cove in downtown Cincinnati.
Other bands and artists performing at Bunbury include The 1975, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Death Cab for Cutie, Watsky, Moon Taxi, Jon Bellion, Hayley Kiyoko, and many more. The individual day schedules have yet to be released, but each day will be themed, with one day focused on rock, another on electronic dance music (EDM), and another on hip-hop and rap. When the individual day schedules are released they can be found on the Bunbury official website.
Bunbury Music Festival first came to Cincinnati in 2012 and started with 6 stages. Now there are only three stages: Yeatman’s Cover Stage, CVG River Stage, and Sawyer Point Stage. Bunbuy drew 43,000 fans in 2016.
In 2016, the festival took a cashless approach, having festivalgoers load money onto wristbands that doubled as their ticket. For 2017, Bunbury will return to cash due to the unpopularity of the wristbands. Tickets can be purchased on the Bunbury official website . Three day general admission tickets begin at (Level 2) are $179. Individual day ticket prices will be announced when the individual day schedules are released.
Senior Cameron Cheevers has attended Bunbury for the past two years. “My favorite part about the festival is the connection that it creates,” Cheevers said. “Every person there is connected by their passion for music and I think that’s beautiful.” Cheevers’ advice for new comers to the festival is to bring a fanny pack. “As lame as it sounds, it’s the easiest way to keep everything with you without having to worry about anything but the music!” Cheevers said.
Senior David Waterman has also gone to Bunbury for the past two years. His advice is to get to the shows early. “Get to the show 20 minutes prior to its scheduled start,” Waterman said. “Prioritize the shows you want to see instead of seeing as much as you can to get the best experience.”