The new Innings Festival being held in March at Tempe Beach park has released more information, including its inaugural lineup, and it’s clear that Innings Festival is intent to make its mark on the Phoenix festival scene. The festival is timed to coincide with Cactus League Spring Training (hence the name) and promotes the appearance of baseball players during the course of the festival. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 27, at 10:00 AM at inningsfestival.com.
Of particular interest, Dispatch will be performing at the festival. Dispatch initially performed together from the late ’90s until their last show in 2004. They left fans somewhat confused as to whether they were on hiatus or had completely split up and ended the band. The band performed 3 sold out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in 2007 to benefit NGOs in Zimbabwe but didn’t really reconvene as a band. They reconvened in 2011 with a tour but never came through Arizona. Since then they’ve released a couple studio albums, EPs and a live album. Their most recent album, America, Location 12, which was released in June of this year. We’ll be particularly interested to see Dispatch’s return to Arizona during the festival.
Announced bands include:
- Chris Stapleton
- Queens of the Stone Agre
- The Avett Brothers
|Bishop Briggs||Mondo Cozmo|
|Citizen Cope||Patrick Sweany|
|Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers||Swagar and Company|
|Cold War Kids||The Decemberists|
|Eagles of Death Metal||The Head and the Heart|
|Gin Blossoms||The Main Squeeze|
|J Roddy Walston & the Business||The Night Game|
|Jake Bug||The White Buffalo|
|Lord Huron||White Reaper|
|Luke Combs||Young the Giant|
3-day Tickets are separated into 3 levels, Tier 1, 2 and 3, with the following pricing:
|Tier 1||$159 + Fees||$499 + Fees||$999 + Fees|
|Tier 2||$179 + Fees||$599 + Fees||$1200 + Fees|
|Tier 3||$199 + Fees|
A single day Tier 1 ticket is priced at
|Tier 1||$95 + Fees||$225 + Fees||$599 + Fees|
There’s no indication yet as to the difference in the tiers or what’s included in the VIP and Platinum levels.