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Cold War Kids announced as Middle Waves headliner

Cold War Kids
Big Boi

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Fort Wayne’s Middle Waves Music Festival has announced its 2020 artist lineup.

The festival will be held on June 12 and 13 at the Electric Works east campus and McCullouch Park.

See our livestream of the announcement here

Previous Middle Waves performers have included Lizzo, MGMT and The Flaming Lips.

This year's festival headliner on Saturday is set to be indie rock band Cold War Kids.

The band has hits like "First" and "Hang Me Up To Dry", and recently released their album New Age Norms 1 in November.

Friday's headliner is Big Boi, formerly part of hip-hop duo OutKast. Officials say Big Boi launched his solo career in 2010 and has released four albums since.

“We are thrilled to be back, and on the Electric Works campus this year,” festival co-chair Beth McAvoy said. “Middle Waves is all about jaw-dropping, pride-inducing, and diverse music and art experiences. We can guarantee you’ve never experienced something like this in Fort Wayne before.”

Friday performers:

Big Boi  – Hip Hop; Atlanta, Georgia
Ezra Furman – Rock; Oakland, California
Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers – Pop/Rock; Lansing, Michigan

Saturday performers:

Cold War Kids – Indie Rock; Long Beach, California
Yola – Rock/Country; Bristol, England
Kiwi Jr. – Indie Pop; Toronto, Canada
Amythyst Kiah – Folk; Johnson City, Tennessee
*repeat repeat – Rock; Nashville, Tennessee
Miki Fiki – Pop; Nashville, Tennessee
Addison Agen – Indie Folk; Fort Wayne, Indiana

Local and regional acts scheduled to perform include:

Debutants – String Rock; Fort Wayne, Indiana
LÜBS – Progressive Electro-House; Fort Wayne, Indiana
Mic Strong – Hip Hop; Fort Wayne, Indiana
Necromoon – Alternative; Fort Wayne, Indiana
Overlook – Rock; Fort Wayne, Indiana
Rogues and Bandits – Alternative; Huntington, Indiana
Stay Outside – Indie Rock; Indianapolis, Indiana
swimmingintoview – Alternative; Fort Wayne, Indiana
Thematic – Modern Progressive Rock; Fort Wayne, Indiana
Tuesday Atlas – Alternative; Fort Wayne, Indiana
Uncle Muscle – Rock; Fort Wayne, Indiana

For more information on the festival and tickets, visit their website.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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