Don't Stop Dancing! 8 Acts You Absolutely Can't Miss at The Meadows This Sunday

It's the second and last day of the first-ever Meadows Music & Arts Festival. This is the big one. This is the stacked one. 

This is the one where you really hate set times and try to catch as much as you can because it's the only thing you can do to stop yourself from crying. 

Don't cry, Shopgirl. Get schwifty. 

Barring no Biblical flood or plague, Kanye's still set to go on Sunday night. And yeah, it's going to be cold AF. It's going to be rainy. That's why God made alcohol ponchos, umbrellas, and rainboots.

But, it's time to dance your asses off, kids. Mr. West is in the building, sure, but Sunday is stacked. Here's what we're making sure not to miss this Sunday.

GA tickets are sold out for Sunday, so make sure you get your 2-day tickets right here, right meow!


Kanye West

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Well... duh. Also, we're still kinda salty his set got rained out at Governors Ball this year. Will he perform Tight Dress? WHO KNOWS. 

He'll be closing the festival on the Meadows stage at 8:15 p.m.


Metric

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Metric has collaborated with legends like Lou Reed, performed with the Rolling Stones, entertained the Queen of England, and became the first band in history to score their first top 20 commercial radio hit without the backing of an outside label.

They've been around for more than a decade, dropping hit songs, bending the constraints of genre, making moves, and opening doors for bands like them along the way. We were lucky enough to chat with them, check that out here.

Don't miss them on the Queens Blvd stage at 3:45 p.m.


Coast Modern 

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This indie pop duet, Seattle- native Luke Atlas and LA- local Coleman Trapp, perform a classic, yet modern mix of blissful sounds that will hook you in immediately. They're also really cool dudes, check out our interview with the duo.

They have a spontaneous approach to creating music and they aren't afraid to experiment– you're going to be refreshed by their unconventional style.

They'll be opening Queens Blvd on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.


BØRNS 

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You might think that BØRNS would be Norwegian but Garrett Borns, who operates under the stage name BØRNS, actually hails from the lower peninsula of Michigan. 

His tunes are a dreamy blend of folk, glam, and electro rock that sound like something you shouldn't be able to find on this planet. Seriously. It's out of this world.

We had the opportunity to discuss his music with him hereYou can catch him at Linden Blvd at 4:45 p.m.


Twin Shadow 

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He's performing Purple Rain. In its entirety. In what world do you miss that? Oh, also he's a singer-songwriter making moves in the world, most recently with Zeds Dead on an album, Northern Lights, coming out October 14th that's just going to be insane

Curious as to how Purple Rain will definitely work ―in the motherf*cking rain, no less?! Take it back with "Turn Me Up." He plays at the Linden Blvd Stage at 7:00 p.m.


Chance the Rapper

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Oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man. We're so excited to see Chance. He's been such a breath of fresh air this summer, and we've still not stopped listening to Coloring Book on repeat. 

The Chicago rapper also started (yeah, let's just give him credit here) and perfected the "So Gone Challenge" this summer. Of course, it wouldn't have been a challenge were it not for the talents of Monica and Missy Elliott. NEVER. FORGET

Chance is going to be on The Meadows Stage at 5:45 p.m.


The Temper Trap

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Sweeeeeeeeeet Diiiiiiiiiissssssppppoooooosition...

OH, YOU DON'T REMEMBER THAT BEAUTIFUL SONG FROM POSSIBLY THE FIRST AND LAST EVER RHAPSODY MUSIC COMMERCIAL IN 2009 WHERE THAT DUDE'S ON THE BIKE?! 

Oh, of course you don't. Well, it's been 7 years since then, and in that time The Temper Trap's been doing a lot. Two other albums, a new guitarist, touring across the world, and they're coming to Indie rock your socks off at 2:00 p.m. on The Meadows Stage


The 1975

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Their newest album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, released this past February, is amazing. And we could get more music from them soon. They're a "post-modern pop band that references a million things." 

What the hell does that mean? It means get ready to dance... to sadness. Yeah, they might be bright and cheery sounding - "The Sound" is definitely one of those "keep smacking that gum, girl with the ponytail and leg warmers" anthems. 

But the gravity of the lyrics is very disorienting sometimes. It gets heavy in spots. But don't worry! Just keep dancing! Which, in the cold rain of October, this kind of paradox is right at home. They're playing Shea Stage at 7:00 p.m.

[Feature Image Courtesy TechnoBuffalo.com] 

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