Christmas is coming early for local music lovers. McDowell Mountain Music Festival just announced the first wave of acts for the 2018 event.
Recently rebranded as M3F, the festival is scheduled to take place at Hance Park from Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March 4. Like previous editions of the events, all proceeds will be donated to charity.
The “phase one” crop of bands announced is an eclectic mix of crossover indie acts like Cut Copy, big electronic acts like Big Gigantic, jam bands including O.A.R., and hometown heroes Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra.
Here's a rundown of all bands scheduled to perform at M3F 2018 (so far):
Nick Murphy (Chet Faker)
Marcus King Band
The Russ Liquid Test
The Uncommon Good
The Lonesome Wilderness
Jane N' The Jungle
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
Spark Jack Daddy
Romen Buffalo And The Loyal Order
Before service fees, single-day general admission is $35; three-day general admission is $70; single-day VIP is $160; and three-day VIP is $480.
Tickets are available now through the M3F website