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Musicfest NW 2011 MusicfestNW 2011
September 7 - 11
Portland, Oregon, USA

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Portland, Oregon's MusicfestNW gets bigger this year with the arrival of an initial lineup that includes headliners Band of Horses, Iron and Wine, Explosions In the Sky and The Kills; alongside other acts like Handsome Furs, Archers of Loaf, The Antlers, Sebadoh, Blitzen Trapper and more.


Portland Rock City, not to be overshadowed by distant musical neighbor Seattle, created MusicfestNW as a meeting of the minds of independent and underground music. This is the festival formerly known as North by Northwest.


It will take place on September 7 - 11. It's a multi-venue type of deal, with gigs going down all over town, SXSW style. Places include Roseland Theater, Crystal Ballroom, Fez Ballroom, and more.


The MFNW schedule is online.


MusicfestNW Tickets

There are three different levels of tickets: $70 for a general admission pass that will allow you to go to all of the regular shows and one of the three "big" shows of Band of Horses, Iron & Wine or Explosions in the Sky. A second level ticket for $115 (called the "all show wristband") will also let you go to all regular shows but also all three of the big shows of Band of Horses, Iron & Wine or Explosions in the Sky. The third-level ticket package is the VIP package, which costs $250 and gives all of the other offerings plus guarantees that will be able to get into every show.


MusicfestNW Festival Lineup 2011

1-2 Buckle My Shoe
A Storm of Light
Alela Diane
Anders Parker
Archers of Loaf
Avi Buffalo
Band of Horses
Beat Connection
Big Freedia
Black Prairie
Blind Pilot
Blitzen Trapper
Bobby Bare Jr.
Boy Eats Drum Machine
Breakfast Mountain
Butthole Surfers
Cass McCombs
Charles Bradley
Crooked Fingers
Dam-Funk & Master Blazter
Dan Mangan
Dennis Coffey
Dirty Beaches
DJ Beyondadoubt
Drew Grow & the Pastors‘ Wives
Explosions in the Sky
Finn Riggins
Fool's Gold
Glass Candy
Handsome Furs
Heavy Cream
Horse Feathers
Iron & Wine
Joe Pug
John Heart Jackie
Little Dragon
Loch Lomond
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mad Rad
Markéta Irglová
Mnemonic Sounds
Morning Teleportation
Olivia Tremor Control
Pierced Arrows
Pig Destroyer
Portland Cello Project
PS I Love You
Purity Ring
Rebecca Gates
Rhett Miller
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
Serious Business
Shabazz Palaces
Sharon Van Etten
Sleepy Sun
Soft Kill
Super Melody
Ted Leo
The Antlers
The Dimes
The Gaslamp Killer
The Globes
The Hood Internet
The Horrors
The Incredible Kid
The Joy Formidable
The Kills
The Ladybug Transistor
The Soft Moon
The Thermals
The Vaccines
Thee Oh Sees
Twin Sister
Ty Segall
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Viva Voice
Witch Mountain
Y La Bamba
Young Buffalo
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