It wasn’t only the headliners that impressed at All Things Go Fall Classic. Take the afternoon bands on the final day of Sunday, Oct. 8, for example. Great musical duos Now, Now and Foreign Air kept festival-goers entertained at Union Market and had us searching Spotify for their latest releases.
Dance duos may have headlined the first day of All Things Go Fall Classic, but solo rappers ruled the second day as main acts Vince Staples and Young Thug took the stage on Saturday, Oct. 7.
The annual All Things Go Fall Classic music festival successfully expanded to three days last week, launching with an evening of dance music on Friday, Oct. 6, at Union Market’s Dock 5. Headliners The Knocks and Galantis brought their top game to the dock, where revelers danced the night away in the wonderfully warm weather of the night.
The fourth annual All Things Go Fall Classic, DC’s foremost local indie pop music festival, expands to three days this year, Oct. 6-8, 2017, offering one-day lineups on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as a three-day pass. With a move to Union Market (1309 5th St. NE, DC), All Things Go Fall Classic features headliners Foster the People, Young Thug, and Galantis.
Last week, I ruminated on how things seemed to be going swimmingly for the All Things Go Fall Classic, held in DC on Saturday: Hurricane Matthew wasn’t going to approach DC, Passion Pit had not canceled, top act Empire of the Sun released exciting new music.
Then, Saturday came with consistent and gloomy rain despite no hurricane, turning all of Yards Park into a giant mudpit. Everything got splashed with mud, and the Fall Classic was turning into a Tough Mudder for the dancehall set, whether you liked it or not.
Things are shaping up quite nicely for the All Things Go Fall Classic, the one-day concert festival from All Things Go, scheduled for Yards Park (131 M St. SE, DC) this Saturday!
First, Hurricane Matthew will turn off and miss DC completely, according to the latest weather reports today. It had threatened to potentially dump a lot of rain on us this weekend.
Prior to that good news, All Things Go announced it sold out of its VIP tickets! But you can still buy general admission tickets for the concert this weekend, an extraordinary value still considering headliners Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Sylvan Esso, and Christine and the Queens are draws all on their own.
And we knew for sure that this edition of the All Things Go Fall Classic was blessed when earlier this month, Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit canceled most of his concert dates for the rest of the year but spared the Fall Classic! (He will indeed be there!)
And anchor band Empire Of The Sun recently released a video for new single “High and Low,” a track from their upcoming third studio album, Two Vines, set for release on Oct. 28. Watch it on YouTube:
Here is the confirmed schedule for All Things Go Fall Classic:
12pm — Ace Cosgrove
1pm — Sofi Tukker
2pm — POP ETC
3pm — Bishop Briggs
4pm — Christine and the Queens
5:15pm – Sylvan Esso
7pm — Passion Pit
8:45 – Empire of the Sun
Don’t miss out on this great line-up and an opportunity to see these acts all in one place! The $75 festival price may jump to $99 the day of the show, so don’t hesitate to buy now. Tickets are available online.
All Things Go Fall Classic 2016
Empire of the Sun, Passion Pitt, Sylvan Echo, Christine and the Queens
Yards Park @ The Capitol Riverfront
Saturday, Oct. 8