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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. 

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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 vivaphx.com for $19. More announcements are slated to come this week.

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