By now, you’ve probably already heard the news.

Yes, Drake, Miguel, Wale and a plethora of both mainstream and indie artists are headed to Washington, D.C., tomorrow for a first-ever two-day music festival.

As official press, The Writer’s Bloc staff will be in attendance and will be viciously reporting via social media.

So if you’re headed out to West Potomac Park this weekend, here are the logistics.


Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and the final show concludes at 10 p.m.


West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. Officials recommend attendees use public transportation. The nearest Metro stations are Foggy Bottom (23rd St. & St. NW) and Smithsonian (12th St. and Independence Avenue SW).

There will be no sponsored parking.

The Cause 

The cause behind this festival concerns the restoration of The National Mall. As a host of roughly 29 million annual visits, the park faces severe financial maintenance.

Trust for the National Mall, an official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, according to the festival’s press release, is working to restore one of Washington’s most beloved space.

An Excerpt of Saturday’s Lineup


Ben Howard

Band of Horses

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The War on Drugs

Nate Ruess


Twin Shadow

The Lone Bellow


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Albert Hammond Jr.

The London Souls

An Excerpt of Sunday’s Lineup

The Strokes



George Ezra

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Lord Huron

Manchester Orchestra

TV on the Radio

Dan Deacon


Rhiannon Giddens


 Reminders / Tips

  • Make sure to hydrate and in between fangirling, FEED yourself.
  • Oh hey – here’s a map of the venue.
  • Ticket opportunities are still available here.
  • If you have a wristband, make sure to activate it here.
  • Download the mobile app and have access to schedules and logistics.
  • If you can’t make it, check out the live stream here.
  • FOLLOW us on Twitter, Instagram and Vine. We’re happy to plague your timeline with every moment from the festival.

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