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Get Ready for Bunbury Music Festival

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Happy Bunbury Music Festival Week! Cincinnati is buzzing with excitement for the 6th annual Bunbury Music Festival. USA Today has listed Bunbury Music Festival as one of summer’s best music festivals, and Forbes included it among its top 10 summer music festivals worth knowing! 

This year is the most exciting lineup yet. Muse, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, Bassnectar, and Pretty Lights Live are headlining. Bunbury veterans Death Cab for Cutie are headed back and Bunbury newcomers The Shins and The 1975 are bound to be favorites for many.

Make sure you download the official Bunbury Mobile App for iOS and Android to browse the schedule & create your own custom schedule! 

What to bring:

  • Water bottle – there are free water stations located all around the festival. We suggest an insulated bottle with a carabiner that you can attach to your belt loop, backpack or purse.
  • Poncho. If it pours, a poncho is going to be your best friend.
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent (no DEET) – once the sun starts to go down, those bugs will get you! Don't forget Bunbury Music Festival is along the Ohio River.
  • Phone charger – there are phone charging stations available at the festival.

Don't want to have to carry all of this around all day? Don't fret about that either. Lockers are available to rent. Reserve yours now HERE.

Check out our previews on some of the artists playing Bunbury Music Festival below and stay tuned to CincyMusic for more all week!

Bunbury Music Festival 2017 Artist Previews:

When/Where - Sunday, June 4th at 5:45 on the Nissan Stage 

Civil Twilight
When/Where - Friday, June 2nd at 4:45 on the CVG River Stage 

Current Events
When/Where – Saturday, June 3rd at 1:30 on the Sawyer Point Stage 

When/Where - Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 on the Sawyer Point Stage 

Flying Underground
When/Where – Friday, June 2nd at 1:30 on the Sawyer Point Stage 

Reverend Horton Heat
Where/When - Sunday, June 4th at 6:45 on the CVG River Stage 

The Upset Victory
When/Where – Friday, June 2nd at 2:00 on the CVG River Stage 

Thirty Seconds to Mars
When/Where – Sunday, June 4th at 7:45 on the Nissan Stage 

White Reaper
When/Where – Sunday, June 4th at 2:00 on the Sawyer Point Stage

The 1975
When/Where – Sunday, June 4th at 8:45 on the Sawyer Point Stage

Moon Taxi
When/Where – Sunday, June 4th at 4:30 on the Sawyer Point Stage 


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