Motion City Soundtrack have created a festival in their hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The first-ever Popsickle Festival will take place December 18th at First Avenue and the 7th Street Entry. Headliners Motion City Soundtrack will be joined by Minus The Bear, Foxy Shazam, Gold Motel, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Now Now Every Children, One For The Team, Gospel Gossip, Take Cover and the Chord And The Fawn. More bands will be announced. Tickets go on sale November 13th. The first 100 tickets purchased at the First Avenue box office will be $12.50. All other advance tickets are $22.50.
Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Pierre said,
We wanted to start a festival in the vein of what Lollapalooza was to me in the early ’90s—a bunch of bands that most likely would never have toured together, but were all doing something interesting and unique in that particular point in time. Our version of that will be much smaller of course, but the idea is the same. We hope to make this an annual festival that takes place in Minnesota every winter and hopefully can continue to grow in both scope and girth.