Indie Alternative To Lollapalooza, Wicker Park Fest Lineup Announced

(Sub) Can't afford Lollapalooza or Pitchtodorks? Wicker Park Fest is your ticket! What began as a quaint neighborhood shindig eight years ago has blossomed into The Can't Miss Music Event of the season taking place on Saturday, July 23 Sunday, July 24.

Above all else, Wicker Park Fest is known for live music of the highest quality. It's become one of the most highly anticipated music events of the summer in Chicago and at a fraction of the cost ($5 donation) as the rest of the big guns. W

ith three stages of live action and over 40 bands, there's something for everyone, every genre. This year's full roster includes:

North Stage Saturday
WILD FLAG 9:00 pm
Off With Their Heads! 7:45 pm
Dead To Me 6:30 pm
Riverboat Gamblers 5:15 pm
Ha Ha Tonka 4:00 pm
Chaperone 2:45 pm
Brent Puls 1:30 pm

South Stage - Saturday
MiMOSA 8:45 pm
El Ten Eleven 7:15 pm
NiT GRiT 6:00 pm
Ana Sia 5:00 pm
AraabMUZIK 4:00 pm
Break Science 3:00 pm
Lynx 2:00 pm
Loyal Divide 1:00 pm

Center Stage - Saturday
Flosstradamus - 8:45 pm
Porn N Chicken DJs - 8:00 pm
Company of Thieves 7:00 pm
Chaotic Good 4:45 pm
California Wives 4:00 pm
Napalm 3:00 pm
Purple Apple 2:00 pm

North Stage Sunday
Wavves 9:00 pm
Murder By Death 7:45 pm
Everest 6:30 pm
Ezra Furman & the Harpoons 5:15 pm
Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social 4:00 pm
An Aesthetic Anesthetic 2:45 pm
Biters 1:30 pm

South Stage Sunday
Blitzen Trapper 9:00 pm
Joe Pug & The Hundred Mile Band 7:30 pm
Van Ghost 6:15 pm
Pimps of Joytime 5:15 pm
Big Light 4:15 pm
Netherfriends 3:15 pm
Dastardly 2:15 pm
Docs' Delorean 1:15 pm
Anna Solstys 12:15 pm

Center Stage Sunday
Digital Tape Machine - 8:45 pm
ZEBO vs. Marco Morales 8:00 pm
Midnight Conspiracy 6:15 pm
Filligar 5:30 pm
Kid Color 4:45 pm
Ishi 4:00 pm
Hiroki - 3:00 pm

Wicker Park Fest Kids:
With so many youngsters in the neighborhood, Wicker Park Fest 2011 will again include Wicker Park Fest Kids, a fest within a fest offering a wide variety of children's programming from 12 pm to 6 pm both days. Wicker Park Fest Kids benefits Jose de Diego Community Academy, a local public school.

Kids Activities include:

Petting Zoo (noon until 4:00 pm Sat and Sun only) sponsored by The Children's Learning Place & MyMomMemories.com
Face Painting - sponsored by Chicago Ave Salon
Cookie Decorating - sponsored by Square One Organics
Bounce House - sponsored by CLEOS & Psychobaby
Arts and Crafts Station - sponsored by Easel Art Studio
Psychobaby Tent - Featuring Rock and Roll faux hawks and hair streaks
Nature Tent by Grand Street Gardens
Dunk Tank - sponsored by 1st Ward, with special guest 1st Ward Alderman Moreno!
Tot Spot - sponsored by The Children's Learning Place

Kids Stage Includes:

Saturday Lineup:
Jose de Diego Band
En Las Tablas
Bucktown Music
Mad Science
Lady Di
Changs Martial Arts
School of Rock
Pulse Beat Music
Caught in your Pockets
The Fancy Boys
A Friend Called Fire

Sunday Lineup:
Jose de Diego Band
En Las Tablas
Mary Macaroni
Lady Di
Changs Martial Arts
The Shades
Auggie the 9th
The Fancy Boys
Kids These Days

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