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New Dallas music festival Poptopia ropes in headliners Phillip Phillips and A Great Big World

New Dallas music fest ropes in Phillip Phillips and A Great Big World

Phillip Phillips
American Idol winner Phillip Phillips is the headliner at the first-ever Poptopia on September 24. Phillip Phillips/Facebook
Magic! band
Magic!, currently tearing up the charts with their debut song "Rude," is also on the Poptopia bill. Magic!/Facebook
A Great Big World
A Great Big World will be sans Christina Aguilera when they sing their hit song "Say Something" at Poptopia. Photo by B.A. Van Sise
Phillip Phillips
Magic! band
A Great Big World

Dallas top 40 radio station 103.7 KVIL is getting into the concert festival business, putting on the first-ever Poptopia at South Side Ballroom on September 24, featuring such acts as Phillip Phillips, Magic!, A Great Big World and ZZ Ward.

The lineup is heavy on up-and-comers, as all four main acts have released their debut albums in the last three years.

Phillips is the most well-known of the four, having won American Idol in 2012 thanks in part to his memorable coronation song "Home," which proceeded to take over the charts and television soundtracks. After the huge success of his first album, Phillips released his sophomore effort, Behind the Light, earlier this year.

Magic!, which just released its debut album, Don't Kill the Magic, at the beginning of July, is currently competing for song of the summer with "Rude."

A Great Big World reached its current great big status thanks to the song "Say Something" off their debut album, Is There Anybody Out There? Following its usage on So You Think You Can Dance, Christina Aguilera gave it a big boost by asking the band to re-record it with her, whereupon it became a top 10 single.

The concert also features appearances from British pop singer Katy Tiz, Dallas socialite Courtney Kerr and lifestyle guru Steve Kemble, among others. Gates open at 6 pm, and the show starts at 7.

Tickets for Poptopia are $39.50 apiece and go on sale at 10 am on July 25 at www.kvil.com.

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