Three Viva PHX 2016 Headliners Announced

More than 90 bands played at more than two dozen stages at last year's Viva PHX festival, which turned downtown Phoenix into a scene from South by Southwest for a night.

Stateside Presents today provided a small sample of the bands scheduled for this year's Viva PHX festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 12.

Event planners subtly updated social media to include a little more information about this year's event. According to a picture posted on the Viva PHX Facebook page, this year's festival will include 60 bands on 15 stages. 

Crystal Castles, the Growlers, and Rocket From The Crypt are all scheduled to play.

All three bands represent different genres. Canadian indie-electronic duo Crystal Castles first burst onto the scene in 2008 when "Crimewave" dominated college radio. Orange County, California, psych-pop act The Growlers are known for hosting the Beach Goth festival in California for several years now, and released Chinese Fountain in 2014. Rocket From The Crypt is a punk band that's been around since the early '90s and sparked a major label bidding war before signing to Interscope. The band disbanded in 2005 and reunited in 2013.

Tickets are on sale now at for $19. More announcements are slated to come this week.
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David Accomazzo is a music wrangler, award-winning reporter, critic, and editor with more than a decade in the business.
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