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Fashion Meets Music Festival 2015

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    FMMF Announces 2015 Music Lineup
    March 26, 2015 1:04 pm – Walker Evans

    The Fashion Meets Music Festival will return for its second year on September 5th and 6th, and the festival officially announced it music lineup today, which includes headliners AWOLNATION, Young The Giant, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and more.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/fmmf-announces-2015-music-lineup

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    FMMF Announces Fashion Lineup & More Music for 2015 Festival
    April 7, 2015 12:37 pm – Walker Evans

    The Fashion Meets Music Festival will return on September 5th and 6th to Columbus, and while the initial lineup of musicians were announced last month, the fashion side of the bill is starting to take shape today. Representatives from FMMF revealed that a mix of local, regional and national designers will have runway shows at the event, including Linda Rowe Thomas and Kahindo Mateene from Project Runway, Celeste Malvar-Stewart, Esther Myong Hall, Cierra Lauren, Katelyn McClain, Bryston Walters, Lydia Hopmann and others.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/fmmf-announces-fashion-lineup-more-music-for-2015-festival

    #1070789
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    What no Chris Brown!? :(

    #1070793

    theadocj
    Participant

    Overall I wish it successful, just not sure how it’s going to get there. Everyone told them it would be too spread out, they did it anyway and it was terrible. Everyone realized it shouldn’t be 3 days long, don’t care made it 3 days. At least now they are listening to the criticism of the first year and supposedly moving the fashion closer and they’ve shortened it to 2 days. But going from free to $45 per day when there’s really only 1 or 2 mid-range acts you would normally pay ~$15-20 to see any other given day…just going to tell you the crowds are going to be sparse once again. Also, they have to be kidding putting OAR back on the bill.

    #1070796

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    I’ve heard of 4 of the bands listed.

    #1070804

    Rodgers
    Participant

    At least they aren’t trying to be all things to all people this year in terms of the line-up. They also needed to start small, so scaling back the number of acts is a step in the right direction. I also hope this means that they aren’t spreading the events out all over the northern downtown like last year.

    That said, take a look at the line-up of the Bunbury Festival in Cincinnati and compare that to this line-up. Day passes for Bunbury cost $65. I’m all about paying for quality, but the FMMF line-up is anemic in comparison. When you pair that with the fact that none of the FMMF shows will be free, I can’t see how this is a better formula for success.

    Do we know if there was ever any change in management of the festival? I ask because about three days after FMMF announced their lineup a couple of weeks ago, one of the acts – Father John Misty – backed out of the festival due to “contractual differences.” Yes, management went to the press with a lineup that wasn’t locked down yet, which doesn’t exactly instill confidence in management’s ability to make FMMF a success this year. For the sake of bringing bigger acts to the city down the road, I hope that lack of confidence is unfounded.

    #1070806

    I’ve heard of 4 of the bands listed.

    I’ve heard of 3. And I try to find all kinds of new music out there.

    #1070807

    RedStorm
    Participant

    This sucks. Like posters above – I want it to be successful but WTF is this?

    It’s obvious they didn’t bring enough revenue in from the FASHION portion last year. I also see they dropped the camp site option. As for the acts, I know six of the ones listed so far (is that good? I don’t know). Two days instead of three, I guess because it was a fail last year. Don’t know the specifics, but uh…could we just drop the fashion piece and still have a successful festival in the AD?

    #1070808

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    In addition to only knowing 4 acts on the bill, there isn’t a single one that actually makes me want to go.

    They couldn’t get a single solid, currently-trending act on the entire bill?? Cincinnati’s Bunburry Festival looks like Lollapalooza or Coachella in comparison (Black Keys, Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Tame Impala, Twenty One Pilots, The Decemberists, Atmosphere, Matt & Kim, Manchester Orchestra, Bleachers, Father John Misty, etc etc etc).

    I’m not trying to be contrarian or pessimistic, but FMMF’s lineup is a complete head-scratcher.

    #1070809
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I’ve heard of 4 of the bands listed.

    Cool story, GRANDPA! ;)

    #1070810
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    …could we just drop the fashion piece and still have a successful festival in the AD?

    As a completely unfashionable guy, I completely disagree with this. The fashion component is what differentiates this from the hundreds of other music festivals around the country. I’d love to see that piece of it grow in scope and scale beyond just what the music component entails.

    #1070811
    spfld_expat
    spfld_expat
    Participant

    They couldn’t get a single solid, currently-trending act on the entire bill?? Cincinnati’s Bunburry Festival looks like Lollapalooza or Coachella in comparison (Black Keys, Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Tame Impala, Twenty One Pilots, The Decemberists, Atmosphere, Matt & Kim, Manchester Orchestra, Bleachers, Father John Misty, etc etc etc). FMMF’s lineup is a complete head-scratcher.

    Good question. You have to wonder. Maybe they burnt bridges with big promoters with the poor turnout and with cancelling on the supposed headliner last year. More charitably, maybe its just hard to find known acts to play labor day weekend.

    #1070812

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>RedStorm wrote:</div>
    …could we just drop the fashion piece and still have a successful festival in the AD?

    As a completely unfashionable guy, I completely disagree with this. The fashion component is what differentiates this from the hundreds of other music festivals around the country. I’d love to see that piece of it grow in scope and scale beyond just what the music component entails.

    I’m just not sure that it’s a recipe for success and has any sustainability. The event might be victim to having an identity crisis.

    Is it possible that the Venn Diagram of people who are interested in both music AND fashion is too small to make it work? I don’t know the answer, I’m just guessing that it might be an issue working against the overall growth of the event, long-term.

    I just want to see bands, personally, but I fully understand that Columbus holds an important place in the fashion world, despite it’s unlikely location in Ohio. I also obviously want anything with ties to Columbus to succeed and proliferate. I’m just not sure if there’s a great way to combine the two worlds, and if this company are the ones to show us the way. I’d like to see it work and succeed.

    #1070817

    theadocj
    Participant

    They couldn’t get a single solid, currently-trending act on the entire bill?? Cincinnati’s Bunbury Festival looks like Lollapalooza or Coachella in comparison

    Hit the nail on the head there. I don’t think people realize how lucky we are to have a promoter in town (PromoWest) that is as good at what they do as PW is. They get the right shows, they get them at the right time, they put them in the right-sized venues. They were so good they expanded to Pittsburgh because no one their had a clue what they were doing. Then they bought Bunbury because they saw the potential for an Ohio valley Lolla-esque festival. What did the FMMF people do when they wanted to start a fest in Columbus? Think they could do it better and completely without PW. Well, the pic of one dude dancing to a band at last year’s fest shows you how they worked out. But they are lawyers, not promoters, so they have no clue what they’re doing. And I think the people on this board know when something will hit or miss in Cbus, and it sounds like everyone is on the same page. Miss.

    #1070818
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Is it possible that the Venn Diagram of people who are interested in both music AND fashion is too small to make it work?

    Honestly, I’m not sure if it’s too small, or if it even matters that there is overlap between the two audiences at all. I imagine that not everyone attending SXSW (not that I’m comparing it to FMMF) is mutually interested in music and film and venture capital pitch events for tech startups.

    I do think that FMMF has the bones to grow into something pretty amazing and that it shouldn’t be judged too harshly based on year one. Just my 2 cents.

    #1070821

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    I’m guessing that it can work, it’s just that the people behind FMMF have no idea what they’re doing in terms of booking and having any clue of the current music landscape. If they had solid acts there would certainly be buzz & excitement.

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