Happy Birthday to us, music fans!
The party kicks off Friday with a dazzling array of amazing musical acts, our gift to you. In addition to indie folk rock favorites The Avett Brothers, you’ll be entranced by the dangerous distortion of ’90s alt-rock veterans Dinosaur Jr. Then, witness the raucous stage show of hardcore punk rockers F****d Up, and lose yourself in the fiery lyrics of hip-hop sensation Freddie Gibbs.

Saturday the celebration continues with jam band legends Leftover Salmon. Then delight in the musical genius of Dan Deacon or chill to the folksy melodies of Greensky Bluegrass. Along with the multitude of national acts including Death Cab for Cutie, music fans will gorge themselves on sweet local talent including; Leslie and the Ly’s, The Sundogs, Maxilla Blue, and Mumford’s.


Have your cake and eat it, too!
Of the nearly forty bands in this brightly wrapped pile of packages, we’ve already opened a dozen! Now it’s time for you to don your party hat and pick up your party passes. Seriously, put on the hat.

Get your party passes now.
One Day Pass- $29
Two Day Pass- $49
VIP- Sold out!
Visit midwestix.com to get yours today.


Calling all Volunteers!
Help us celebrate our 5th birthday and volunteer at the party! We’re looking for fun, energetic music fans who would be willing to donate a few hours of their time at 80/35. Organized and managed by the Des Moines Music Coalition, a non-profit organization, 80/35 requires hundreds of dedicated, responsible people to pull it all together. Find out more about volunteering (and the perks) at 80-35.com/volunteer.


Start Celebrating!
80/35 is going to be a sonically sweet celebration! Get the party started today by listening to the 80/35 2012 Spotify Playlist and follow our uber-fabulous Pinterest for things like delicious cake, festival fashion and memorable moments.


Stay tuned for the next 80/35 2012 lineup announcement coming in May. In the meantime, frolic in the balloons and streamers and get band details at 80-35.com/lineup/2012/.