The 19th edition of the festival will take place September 22-25 at Midtown’s rail garden. Confirmed headliners of the year include Bay Area garage/soul combo Shannon & the Clams, international R&B rockers The King Khan & BBQ Show, and pre-Oblivians/Reigning Sound Memphis band Compulsive Gamblers.
A host of other national artists – including Alabama’s Fred Lane & His Disheveled Monkeybiters, Minneapolis psychedelic rockers Green/Blue, Chicago indie rockers Mint Mile and psy drummer Philly Rosali – are also set to perform. ‘appear.
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This year’s festival will see the return of a strong international contingent led by Australian artists Gee Tee, Michael Beach, Civic, Partner Look, Screensaver and Research Reactor Corp, as well as Swiss artist Leopardo, British synth band Freak Genes and the Montreal Punks Retail Simps.
On the local side, Memphis post-punks Ibex Clone and hip-hop artist from the Unapologetic label A Weirdo From Memphis (AWFM) will perform, as well as Bennett Foster of The Magic Kids who returns to the stage with a new solo project. .
An outgrowth of Cooper-Young’s record label and retail store, the not-so-quietly event has become one of Bluff City’s unique cultural events, historically attracting fans and bands from across the United States. United and around the world since its launch. in 2004.
Gonerfest has managed to fight on over the past two years despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 edition of Gonerfest was streaming only, but the event resumed semi-normal operations in 2021, with crowds returning in person, and the festival also being streamed live.
This year Goner will offer a live streaming option with Railgarten bills available via Gonerfest.com with the purchase of a streaming pass.
Gonerfest has partnered with Central Station Hotel again this year, offering festival-goers reduced rates on accommodation. The festival is also associated with Memphis Made Brewinghis longtime sponsor, to create a Goner-themed beer.
Gonerfest passes are $100. Individual show tickets are $40 per day. To purchase tickets, for hotel information or other festival updates, go to gonerfest.com.