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    Tue, 17 Feb 2015 08:37:37

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    The many spring and summer festivals taking place throughout the country rarely throw the spotlight on the towns that host them. Not so with the Slingshot Festival, which will take place for the third year in a row in the historic college town of Athens, Georgia.

    Besides being recognized throughout the world as the birthplace of R.E.M., The B-52s and Neutral Milk Hotel, among many others, Athens maintains a near-mythological status for its ability to foster emerging artists, embrace experimentation and push boundaries.

    So, the third annual Slingshot Festival will celebrate the unique artistic diversity of Athens, Georgia from March 26 through March 28.

    It's an intersection of music, electronic art, tech and comedy.

    Some of the featured performances and events at Slingshot in 2015 include a rare headlining DJ set from James Murphy of DFA/LCD Soundsystem, sets from Jamie xx and Nosaj Thing, a comedy night headlined by Kurt Braunohler, and dozens more acts including Clark, Saint Pepsi, Reptar, Holly Herndon, Glenn Kotche, Prince Rama, Single Mothers, and a DJ set from Washed Out.

    The biggest star of the weekend will be Athens, Georgia itself.

    For more info, visit the festival's facebook page.

    Athens GA Slingshot Festival

    Anyone plan to celebrate Athens?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    02.16.15



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    Tags: James Murphy, Jamie xx, R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, LCD Soundsystem, DFA, The B-52s, Nosaj Thing, Kurt Braunohler, Saint Pepsi, Reptar, Holly Herndon, Glenn Kotche, Prince Rama, Single Mothers, Washed Out

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