The National's Matt Berninger
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The National's 2018 Homecoming Festival Lineup Announced
Current GRAMMY nominees The National will be returning home to Cincinnati late this April, following a long tour in support of their latest album Sleep Well Beast, for which they hope to win a GRAMMY for Best Alternative Music Album at the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 28.
To mark the occasion, The National have planned a special two-day event – aptly titled Homecoming –which will serve as an offshoot of guitarist Bryce Dessner's well established three-day indie/eclectic artist amplification festival MusicNow, occurring over the same weekend.
While MusicNow, much like Austin's annual South By Southwest, will take place "before, during, after, and around Homecoming" at a variety of venues around the city over the course of its three-day run, Homecoming itself will take place all within the confines of Cincinnati's Smale Park. The National will play two unique sets over the two nights of the festival, and they will be supported by fellow 60th GRAMMY nominee Father John Misty, as well as Feist, Future Islands, The Breeders, Lord Huron, Julien Baker, Moses Sumney, Alvvays, and Big Thief, with more performers still to be announced.
Currently on the lineup for MusicNow are Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Mouse On Mars, Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, Crash Ensemble, and Eighth Blackbird, with more announcements forthcoming.
The National's Homecoming festival will take place on Apr. 28-29, with MusicNow kicking off a day earlier on Apr. 27. Ticket information for both events will be announced in early February. More information can be found on the official Homecoming website.