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Last year, Bryan Flowers and Steven Rovery launched the inaugural Breakin’ Even Fest, a pop-punk festival in a city where that genre of music is often in the shadows of its hardcore, metal, and post-punk cousins. They’re bringing the festival back for 2017—bigger and better than last year.
Today, Breakin’ Even Fest announced it is returning on May 5 and 6 at Songbyrd Record House and Music Cafe, with headliners Restorations, The Sidekicks, and Worriers, along with a slew of local favorites. “Last year was incredible, we had over 200 people through the door and we think this year we’ll see even more,” Rovery says in a release. “This year’s lineup is a little more diverse in sound, we’ve got several melodic punk bands and a few acts who are a bit more indie rock, but embody the DIY ethos.”
While last year’s event was 18+, Rovery and Flowers said they worked hard to make this year’s festival all ages. “We don’t want to prevent people from experiencing the D.C. arts and music culture and are proud to be a part of D.C.’s all ages tradition,” they said.
Tickets for this year’s festival are on sale now for $15 per night. You can see the full lineup below and order tickets here:
Friday, May 5The SidekicksPkew Pkew PkewDot DashDead End LaneFlowerbomb
Saturday, May 6RestorationsWorriersHonah LeeAspigaBoardroom HeroesAmerican TelevisionTeen DeathMore AM Than FM