April 27 at FC Dallas Stadium
Phoenix, Bush and Deftones on bill at Edgefest 2013 from KDGE-FM 102.1
Phoenix, Bush and Deftones are among the biggest names slated to perform at Edgefest 23, the annual spring concert held by alternative-rock radio station KDGE-FM 102.1 "The Edge." Edgefest 23 takes place Saturday, April 27, at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco. Tickets go on sale February 22.
The radio station followed its traditional method for announcing the band lineup by releasing the name of an act every hour.
Bush formed in 1992 as a band for MTV to love and Nirvana fans to hate. The band is renewing its commitment to touring and is apparently hitting every summer festival, from Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, to Rocklahoma on Memorial Day in Pryor, Oklahoma. Frontman Gavin Rossdale has been cultivating an acting career and will appear in a Sofia Coppola film this summer called The Bling Ring.
Deftones tops the second stage with A Day to Remember, Gaslight Anthem, Twenty One Pilots, Robert DeLong, The Neighbourhood, The Mowgli's and A Silent Film.
Other bands on the lineup show a definite coed trend: Paramore is a coed Tennessee band fronted by shocking-redhead Hayley Williams that blends emo, pop and rock. They'll release their fourth album April 9. The Airborne Toxic Event is a coed indie-rock quintet from LA with a classically trained violinist. Youngblood Hawke is a coed electro-pop quintet from LA whose eponymous debut EP came out in 2012.
Capital Cities is another electro-pop band from LA, while indie-rock band Atlas Genius is from Australia. They're an MTV favorite who just released their debut When It Was Now. AWOL Nation is the Beck-like solo project of Aaron Bruno. Phoenix is the Phoenix from France.