Today’s Mixtape Festival has announced six additional bands to the two-day event, taking place Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th at The Emporium in Patchogue, NY. Stray From The Path, Kill Your Idols, Crime In Stereo, Cryptodira, Broadside, and Microwave will be joining the previously announced lineup which includes The Movielife, Every Time I Die, Real Friends, State Champs, Incendiary, Iron Chic, Counterparts, A Loss For Words, On Broken Wings, Suburban Scum, Giants At Large, Gates, Knocked Loose, Gnarwolves, Brigades, Gatherer, and Commonwealth. The festival will simultaneously mark The Movielife’s first hometown Long Island show in over 13 years, and Kill Your Idols’ first in 8 years, as well as A Loss For Word’s final performance in Long Island. Andrew W.K. will also be performing at the official festival after party on Saturday night. VIP and weekend passes are now available and can be purchased here: http://ticketf.ly/1GNis6G. For more information, please visit: http://todaysmixtapefestival.com/
A portion of this year’s festival ticket sales will go towards The Safe Center, Nassau County’s only comprehensive victims’ services agency, offering confidential and cost-free services to victims of child abuse, domestic and dating violence, rape and sexual assault, and human trafficking.
“The Safe Center is an important resource for sexual abuse victims on Long Island. This relates directly to issues in the punk rock and hardcore communities, issues that are usually ignored instead of being made aware of, discussed, and resolved,” shares Zimmerman. “As a community and as decent human beings, we cannot stand by and let these victims' voices go unheard.” For more information on The Safe Center, please visit: http://www.thesafecenterli.org/
Already in its fourth year as a festival, Today’s Mixtape prides itself on showcasing emerging talent that inevitably go on to great success, as evidenced by past lineups. The inaugural festival in 2012 featured The Wonder Years and The Front Bottoms, with The Story So Far and Modern Baseball in 2013, and Neck Deep and Stick To Your Guns just last year. It is a conscious decision to pick the most buzzed about, up-and-coming bands each year, as Zimmerman explains that these artists “end up growing along with the size of the festival.” With such an impressive track record of selecting tastemaker bands, fans have even more reason to get excited about this year’s lineup.