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April 28, 2011

Sweetlife Festival schedule released; Lupe Fiasco, Girl Talk, The Strokes last to play Sunday night

The Strokes, Girl Talk, and Lupe Fiasco will be the last three acts to perform at the second ever Sweetlife Music Festival.

The one-day festival, which takes place Sunday at Merriweather Post Pavilion, posted its official schedule today.

Modern Man will kick off the festival at 12:50 p.m., followed by D.C's U.S. Royalty. The Strokes, the main headliners, will be last band to take the stage at 8:45 p.m.

Sweetlife schedule:

12:50 – 1:10 pm Modern Man

1:15 – 1:35 pm US Royalty

1:40 – 2:00 pm Walk the Moon

2:15 – 2:45 pm Theophilus London

3:00 – 3:30 pm Ra Ra Riot

3:45 – 4:25 pm Cold War Kids

4:40 – 5:30 pm Crystal Castles

5:50 – 6:50 pm Lupe Fiasco

7:15 – 8:15 pm Girl Talk

8:45 – 10 pm The Strokes

The Strokes, who had been announced as the festival's headliners in late February, did not have any plans to play Maryland before Sweetlife (Look for our interview with Nikolai Fraiture in Friday's paper).

Same goes for Lupe Fiasco, who has just a couple of promotional appearances planned for new album "Lasers." Girl Talk last played Baltimore in January.

Sweetlife was created last year by Sweetgreen, the salad and yogurt restaurant group. But it was a more low-key event.

Hot Chip was the main draw, and the one-day event took place at a tent at Dupont Circle.This year, the festival will take over all of Merriweather, with several tents promoting organic food and sustainability in addition to the 10 hours of music at the amphitheater. Tickets, at $55, are on sale at Ticketfly.

A map of the festival grounds is below. 

Sweetlife schedule:


Map of Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion:

Sweetlife Festival

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Posted by Erik Maza at 9:38 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Music News


Really surprised at how short some of the sets are. Ra Ra Riot should get an hour at least. Still excited to go

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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