our Chord Music Festival lineup that was revealed today (State Champs and ALLISTER added). Additional acts include: Jimmy Eat World, Starting Line (2nd year playing), Story of the Year, punk legends Bad Religion, Descendents, Pennywise and a diverse cross-section of bands like The Bombpops, Destroy Boys, Surfbort, Cherie Amour and buzzing up and comers like Games We Play (who just signed to Fueled By Ramen).
Four Chord Music Festival announces the addition of STATE CHAMPS and ALLISTER (celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the band’s Drive Thru Records breakthrough ‚Last Stop Suburbia‘) to the lineup for its eighth installment. The independently produced festival is back and bigger/better than ever before.
For the first time since its inception, the Four Chord Music Festival will be expanding to a two-day festival on September 9th and 10th and will also feature a multitude of bands, including headliners All Time Low, Bad Religion, Descendents, and Jimmy Eat World, plus additional performances from Pennywise, The Story So Far, Silverstein, Lagwagon, The Starting Line, The Maine and many more. The festival will take place at Wild Things Park, in Washington, PA, just a short 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, and is presented by Four Chord Music & Drusky Entertainment.
Sponsors include: Smartpunk, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Deep Eddy Vodka, Wild Basin, Dancing Gnome Brewery and Strange Candy.
The festival is also partnering with the following nonprofits: Hope For The Day, Punk Rock Saves Lives, Biggies Bullies, Pass The Bass, and will feature 5 food trucks each day.
Festival founder Rishi Bahl says, „We are stoked to be under 2 months away from this 100% independent event. Over a year of planning, a year of waiting, and soon we can hopefully share one of the concert experiences of the year with everyone. I think there is something for everyone.“
What began in 2014 as a local punk rock festival in a 1500 capacity club, has quickly grown into a massive stadium-sized 2-day destination event, featuring some of the scene’s biggest and brightest, while keeping its independent DIY roots intact.
Bahl adds, „This is the festival I had dreamed of being able to put on since this started in my apartment 7 years ago in Pittsburgh. I can’t wait.“
Though there are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in place for the festival, we all know that things could change in an instant. We will be in frequent contact with local health officials to ensure that we are in compliance with all measures necessary to keep all attendees safe.
Four Chord Music Festival has always provided an affordable, enjoyable, and safe experience for the past 7 years. We take pride in the growth of the festival, and can’t wait to share the weekend with fans and friends.