Hawthorne Heights has announced details of its multi-city “Is For Lovers Festival,” with the 2023 edition expanding to eight locations. Along for the ride in select cities will be Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, Thrice, and more.
Last year, Hawthorne Heights brought its “Is For Lovers Festival” to three cities. This time, the festival will stop in Honolulu, HI; Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Greenwood Village, Colorado; Manteo, NC; Council Bluffs, IA; Cincinnati, Ohio; Pelham, Tennessee; and Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, StubHub, or the festival website.
So far, formations have been revealed for five of the eight locations. Other acts appearing on various stations include The Story So Far, Bayside, Underoath, Thursday, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Silverstein, Mayday Parade, State Champs, 3OH! 3, Four Year Strong, Kenny Hoopla, and more. The Council Bluffs edition will be a two-day event, while the other events will be one-day festivals.
stated JT Woodruff, vocalist for Hawthorne Heights, who also serves as co-coordinator for the festival. “We want to give fans an inclusive place to go that features a variety of bands from all walks of life, and we want to do it with a smile on our face, because we choose to work with people we love and respect.”
He added, “The most important part for us is making sure the fan experience is equal to that of the band. We just want everyone to have fun, and have an easy day together.”
See the announced dates and line-ups for the Is For Lovers Festival below.
Dates of the “Lovers’ Festival”:
04/29 – Honolulu, HI @ Wet n’ Wild Water Park (Hawaii for Lovers)
06/24 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Outdoor Arena at Harveys (Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers
07/22 – Greenwood Village, Green Amphitheater at CO @ Fiddler (Colorado for Lovers)
07/29 – Manteo, NC @ Roanoke Island Festival Park (OBX Is For Lovers)
08/19-20 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs (Iowa Is For Lovers)
09/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC at Riverbend Amphitheater (Ohio for Lovers)
10/09 – Pelham, TN @ The Caverns (Tennessee for Lovers)
09/17 – Mansfield Center, MA @ Xfinity (Massachusetts for Lovers)
Hawaii for Lovers: Bayside, Mayday Parade, Statefields, Hawthorne Heights, Emery
“OBX FOR LOVERS”: Thrice, Bayside, Hawthorne Heights, 3OH! 3, Four Year Strong, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery, and Frontside.
Iowa for Lovers: The story so far, Thrice, Bayside, Mayday Parade, Silverstein, Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit, Emery, Spitalfield, Outlook, and Proper.
Ohio for Lovers: Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, Underoath, State Champs, Saosin, Hawthorne Heights, The Starting Line, Relient K, KennyHoopla, Four Years Strong, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Emery, Spitalfield, Motherfolk, Missing, Sign Language, Slutbomb, Skye Wallace and Proper . , Nox Novacula, Knavery, Life In Idle, Xanny Stars, and Lost Henry.
“Tennessee for Lovers”: Underoath, Bayside, May Day Parade, Thursday, StateChamps, Hawthorne Heights, Red Suite Apartments, Emery, Spitalfield, Winona Fighter, Proper. , Fifty, Skye Wallace, and a special Hawthorne Heights vocal performance at The Cavern.