The Pygmalion Festival announced its 2016 lineup Thursday morning, revealing Future Islands, Wolf Parade, and Vince Staples would headline this year’s fest, which takes place Sept. 16-24.
Other highlights include Alvvays, Car Seat Headrest, and an unofficial Poster Children reunion — the 90s Champaign-based band hasn’t played in quite some time and has been teasing updates lately on its Facebook page.
Local acts at this year’s fest include a lot of familiar faces and many acts who have played the festival in year’s past, such as Euriah, Bones Jugs, The Dirty Feathers, Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen, Tara Terra, The Fights, Take Care, Bookmobile! and Motes.
Kowabunga! Kid, The Inn Keepers, and Penny Horses all play the festival for the first time.
This year’s festival is looking to bounce back after a notably small turnout last year, especially for the Sunday portion of the fest.
You can purchase tickets to the festival here.
Editor’s note: It’s worth mentioning that the Pygmalion Fest got rid of its Sunday portion this year and will host the bulk of the music festival from Thursday through Saturday.