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First-ever Suburbia Music Festival in Plano reveals stellar lineup

First-ever Suburbia Music Festival in Plano reveals stellar lineup

Alabama Shakes
Grammy-nominated Alabama Shakes is one of many boldfaced names heading up the first-ever Suburbia Music Festival in Plano. Alabama Shakes/Facebook
The O's
The O's are one of several local bands on the bill for the Suburbia Music Festival. Photo by Brian K. Ullrich
Suburbia Music Festival layout
The Suburbia Music Festival will take place in the northeast corner of Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. Photo courtesy of City of Plano
Alabama Shakes
The O's
Suburbia Music Festival layout

In a bid to unseat Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton as the go-to places for great music, Plano will host the first-ever Suburbia Music Festival on May 3 and 4. And if there was any doubt the city was serious about the venture, the just-announced lineup of bands puts that idea to rest.

Among the boldfaced names participating in the festival: Alabama Shakes, DJ David Guetta, J. Cole, Tegan and Sara, Violent Femmes, Third Eye Blind, The Dandy Warhols, Reverend Horton Heat and more.

Local bands aren't being left out in the cold. Ishi, A.Dd+, The O'sYung Nation and Larry G(ee) are among the 40 announced acts, with more to come. You can see the full lineup on the Suburbia Music Festival site.

The Suburbia Music Festival will take place at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve in Plano, which also hosts the annual Plano Balloon Festival. But this festival will not utilize the traditional balloon festival location, as the field where the balloons take off is in a flood plain.

Instead, the location will be a massive field in the northeast corner of the preserve just off Los Rios Boulevard. This spot is much larger, with multiple tiers on a gently sloping hillside. The preserve's lake serves as a pretty backdrop.

The one apparent downside is a lack of convenient parking, as the nearest public parking lot is a half mile from the field. There is a neighborhood directly across Los Rios from the field, but that is sure to be restricted to residents only lest the festival upset its neighbors.

Tickets for the festival officially go on sale on Saturday, January 25, but there will be a pre-sale on two-day festival tickets starting Friday, January 17. Additionally, Citi cardmembers, Live Nation subscribers and Live Nation mobile app users will have access to a pre-sale for both one-day and two-day tickets starting on Tuesday, January 21.

Fans are encouraged to go the Suburbia Music Festival Facebook page for complete pre-sale details.