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Preview: What We’re Excited For at Hinterland Music Festival

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The hills of Iowa will be alive with the sound of music on August 2-4 when the 5th annual Hinterland Music Festival returns to St. Charles, a rural farm town south of Des Moines.

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Festival attendees have the option to camp onsite, immersing themselves in the Iowan countryside after a long day of performances.

For those that don’t like camping and don’t live anywhere near St. Charles, Iowa, there is one undeniable aspect calling their name: the killer lineup.

This year’s lineup offers some showstopping acts that music lovers won’t want to miss.

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Friday night will bring beloved MN natives Hippo Campus to the stage, following their sold-out Palace Theater show last fall. After they wrap up, Hinterland will welcome Kacey Musgraves and Hozier to end the night with a bang.

And that’s just night one. On Saturday, a heavily Americana-influenced lineup will fill the Iowan air with bluegrass, folk, and everything in between. The night will round out with major acts St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit.

To prepare for Sunday’s jam-packed agenda, you’ll want to rest up. The tour de force that is Dawes will keep you rocking before Maggie Rogers and legend Brandi Carlisle end an incredible weekend of music.

As with all music festivals, you’ll come for your old favorites and stay for your new favorites, soaking up the sun while enjoying all that these incredible musicians have to offer. Time to pack your bags! We’re going to Iowa.

Written by Juliet Farmer

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