The Flaming Lips perform during the 2018 Bellwether Festival at Renaissance Park in Waynesville. Source: Bellwether Facebook page

Bellwether Music Festival ticket prices to increase this week

It was one of the biggest parties of last summer, and it’s getting ready for a second go.

Organizers of the second annual Bellwether Music Festival music and camping extravaganza Aug. 9-10 said now is the time to buy before prices increase on May 1.

Here’s a look at the performers and the schedule:

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2019 Pre-Festival & After Party Lineups to include:  

Thursday’s Pre-fest Party (Aug. 8)

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. — Blues Power @ 1572 

8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. — AJ & The Woods @ Shipwreck 

10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. — Comedy Show @ Shipwreck 

• Headliner: Kevin Downey, Jr. 

• Middle: Mark Riccadonna 

• Opener/Host: Joshua Ryan 

11:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. — Year of The Buffalo @ 1572  

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Friday's After Party (Aug. 9) 

11 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. — TOBACCO @ Shipwreck (TOBACCO is the DJ version of Black Moth Super Rainbow) 

12:30 a.m.-3 a.m. — Silent Disco @ Campers’ Village  

Saturday's After Party (Aug. 10) 

11 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. — STRFKR DJ SET @ Shipwreck 

12:30 a.m.-3 a.m. — Silent Disco @ Campers’ Village

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Performers at Bellwether 2019 include Beach House, Cake, Cold War Kids, Guided By Voices, Twin Shadow, STRFKR, Real Estate, Pinback, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Caroline Rose, Sego, Arlie, The Brook & The Bluff, Katie Pruitt, Hailey Knox, Eldren, Quiet Hollers, Young Heirlooms, Multimagic, R. Ring, Saint Aubin, Fern Murphy, Frederick The Younger and Souther.

SAN PEDRO, CA - OCTOBER 28: Singer Robert Pollard performs with Guided by Voices at the Growlers 6 festival at the LA Waterfront on October 28, 2017 in San Pedro, California. (Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images)
Photo: Matt Cowan/Getty Images

Dayton will be well-represented. Guided by Voices is an indie rock band formed by Robert Pollard out of Dayton in 1983. R. Ring features Kelley Deal, who was part of ‘90s rock band The Breeders alongside her sister Kim Deal, both from Dayton.

The festival will also feature full contact rock n’ roll jousting and other Ohio Renaissance Festival inspired experiences.

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Guided by Voices frontman Bob Pollard. The band has a new album dropping this week: “Space Gun.” CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Contributing Writer
R.Ring, the group led by Kelley Deal of the Breeders and Mike Montgomery of Ampline, released its debut album, Ignite the Rest, in April.
Photo: Contributing Writer


The two-day music and camping festival will once again take place at Renaissance Park in southwestern Ohio this year on Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10. Early bird passes are on sale now for both the two-day GA tickets and 2-day VIP passes for the 2019 event.

The inaugural event in 2018 included MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Local Natives, Echo & The Bunnymen, Dr. Dog, The Psychedelic Furs, Whitney, Allah-Las, Japanese Breakfast, Bob Schneider, Erika Wennerstrom, Alex Lahey, Dawg Yawp, Speaking Suns, The Cordial Sins and Carriers.


Bellwether Music Festival: Aug. 9-10, 2019 – Gates open at noon. Music starts at 2 p.m. Music ends by 11 p.m. 

Bellwether Camping: Load-in for camping starts at noon on Thursday, Aug.8, 2019. Load-out completed by 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. 

Renaissance Park Ohio: 10542 East State Route 73, Waynesville, Ohio 45068 


Tickets are available now, with a price increase going into effect on May 1, 2019. Learn more about ticket options and purchase tickets online here


Friday, Aug. 9

02:00 P.M. —Eldren (Shipwreck Stage)

02:00 P.M. — Frederick The Younger (Acoustic Stage)

02:45 P.M. — Caroline Rose (Sunset Stage)

03:30 P.M. — The Brook & The Bluff (Shipwreck Stage)

03:30 P.M. — Saint Aubin (Acoustic Stage) 

04:00 P.M. — Rock-N-Roll Joust (Jousting Arena)

04:30 P.M. — Twin Shadow (Sunset Stage)

05:45 P.M. — Arlie (Shipwreck Stage)

05:45 P.M. — Quiet Hollers (Acoustic Stage)

06:45 P.M. — Cold War Kids (Sunset Stage)

08:00 PM — Rock-N-Roll Joust (Jousting Arena)

08:30 PM — Real Estate (Shipwreck Stage) 

08:30 PM — Katie Pruitt (Acoustic Stage)

09:15 PM — Cake  (Sunset Stage)

11:00 PM — Afterpary (Shipwreck Stage)

Saturday, Aug. 10

02:00 PM — Fern Murphy (Shipwreck Stage)

02:00 PM — Souther (Acoustic Stage)

02:45 PM — Black Moth Super Rainbow (Sunset Stage) 

03:30 PM — Multimagic (Shipwreck Stage) 

03:30 PM — R. Ring (Acoustic Stage) 

04:00 PM — Rock-N-Roll Joust (Jousting Arena) 

04:30 PM — STRFKR (Sunset Stage)

05:45 PM — Sego (Shipwreck Stage) 

05:45 PM — Young Heirlooms (Acoustic Stage) 

06:45 PM — Guided By Voices (Sunset Stage) 

08:00 PM — Rock-N-Roll Joust (Jousting Arena) 

08:30 PM — Pinback (Shipwreck Stage) 

08:30 PM — Hailey Knox (Acoustic Stage) 

09:15 PM — Beach House (Sunset Stage) 

11:00 PM — Afterpary (Shipwreck Stage)




Twitter: @bellwetherfest