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The National’s Homecoming Festival and MusicNOW Announce Dual Festival Weekend

Lineup for Homecoming on May 8 - 9:

The National (two nights / two unique shows / performing High Violet in full), Patti Smith and Her Band, Sylvan Esso, Of Monsters and Men, Local Natives, Japanese Breakfast, Phosphorescent, Hamilton Leithauser, Jay Som, Sudan Archives, Velvet Negroni, Wussy & Triiibe!

2-day General Admission, VIP, and Platinum tickets for Homecoming at Smale Park on the Cincinnati waterfront, will be on sale Friday, November 22, 10:00am EST at ntlhomecoming.com.

MusicNOW Confirmed for May 8, 9 & 10!

Taking place at venues throughout downtown Cincinnati, MusicNOW will present separately ticketed late-night events on May 8 and 9, and a full program of events on Sunday, May 10. The lineup will be announced shortly, and will feature world-class contemporary classical music and beyond, with special exhibitions and talks throughout the festival weekend. Ticketing details for MusicNOW will be announced shortly.

Homecoming, the hometown celebration curated by The National and its long-established companion festival, MusicNOW, will be returning to Cincinnati May 8 through May 10. Homecoming will run alongside MusicNOW, the renowned contemporary music festival founded by Bryce Dessner in 2006, now in its 14th edition.

“It’s great to invite our friends and fans to our hometown – the place where we all began our lives as listeners and musicians,” says Bryan Devendorf of The National. “Putting on this intimate event on the banks of the Ohio River is meaningful to us and our families. We are so very grateful.”

Homecoming 2020 follows a wildly successful launch in 2018. In a review from 2018, Billboard said, “The National came home, showed the world what they'd learned on their travels around the globe, shared some of the riches with their friends and family and set the stage for [a]…ritual of renewal, discovery and surprises in the place that's still home in their hearts.”

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