Project Pabst Portland has announced its 2017 return to Rose City. The annual festival, which originated in Portland and has since spread to Denver, Atlanta and Philadelphia, will once again make its home at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Aug. 26-27, with a wide-ranging roster of artists. On Saturday, Aug. 26, the festival welcomes Iggy Pop, Die Antwoord and Father John Misty, with Beck, Nas and Spoon among the headliners for Sunday, Aug. 27. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 7, at 10 a.m. PDT through the festival’s website, with single-day or two-day passes available at both early bird and general admission price points. Catch the full lineup below.
Project Pabst was founded in 2014 by Pabst Brewing Company, the Los Angeles-based beer maker best known for hipster-approved Pabst Blue Ribbon. “We wanted to create a festival as uniquely original as the city itself,” Pabst’s Dan McHugh said in a statement in 2014. “Project Pabst is a love letter to Portland. The company wanted to do something for the city that has embraced it and has never wavered in its support.” The lineup that year featured an equally eclectic mix of acts, including Modest Mouse, Tears for Fears, Violent Femmes and GZA, with a late-night lineup headlined by Guided by Voices.
After two years in Portland, the festival expanded to its current four host cities last year. Dates and lineups for this year’s Atlanta and Philadelphia festivals have not yet been announced, but the one-day Project Pabst Denver, set for May 20 in the city’s RiNo neighborhood, is a go.
The festival will feature performances by Ice Cube, Phantogram, Danny Brown and Kurt Vile and the Violators, among others. Last year, lineups for the two remaining festivals, held in September and October respectively, were not announced until July.