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Union Market might be D.C.’s go-to venue for artisan breads and locally sourced meats, but this year, it’s made room for another offering on the menu: homegrown music festivals. Following the success of U Street Music Hall’s June electro-dance fete, Union BBQ, D.C.-based music blog All Things Go will host its first-ever music festival at Union Market’s Dock 5 this September 13.
The All Things Go Fall Classic slate is semilocal: Baltimore synthpop outfit Future Islands will headline the event, joined by fellow Charm City band Sun Club and the D.C. groups U.S. Royalty and Young Summer. There’s a healthy helping of pop, too, courtesy of Swedish dance-pop queen Tove Lo, the devil-may-care spellers of HAERTS, and Panama Wedding. Brooklyn post-punks Bear Hands round out the slate.
All Things Go is also planning a fine sampling of refreshments for the all-day event, featuring bites from Toki Underground, the Bespoke Kitchen, and Union Market’s own Takorean and Dolcezza. Buy your early-bird tickets to the festival for $45 before the price jumps to $50 on August 6.