New dates for 2015 80/35

Published: August 21, 2014

80/35 presented by U.S. Cellular announces the eighth annual music festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, 2015, at Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. The indie and jam music festival will feature more than 40 national, regional, and local bands in a paid and free area, with music… Read more »

Successful Musical Mission

Published: July 6, 2014

Congratulations, brave space trooper, your mission for musical exploration was a complete success. Over the past two days you encountered more than 50 bright stars and discovered entire galaxies of new music. You pushed the outer limits of your experience and orbited new artists. Let’s take a look back at your melodious mission. View all… Read more »

This is the only place for me.

Published: July 5, 2014

Bold musicnauts encountered dozens of major stars on three melodious stages today. And, according to Mission Control, there’s more to come, including Saturday’s superstar headliner, Cake. Fuel up, proud space rangers and prepare for an adventure-filled day 2. View photos from day 1.  

80/35 Merch Tent

Published: July 3, 2014

Don’t forget to stop by the 80/35 Merch Tent, located on 12th St., south of Locust. This year you’ll find commemorative 80/35 t-shirts, buttons, posters and bottle openers, in addition to t-shirts and other items from nearly all performers. If you see something you like at the tent, snag it while you can.  Items can… Read more »

Iowa Public Radio Meet ‘n Greet Schedule

Published: July 3, 2014

Be sure to stop by the Iowa Public Radio Meet ‘n Greet Tent located on 12th St. just south of Locust St. to meet some of your favorite 80/35 performing artists! *Catch these artists doing a live, impromptu performance and/or interview with Iowa Public Radio. Friday, July 4, 2014 12:15 p.m. – Chicago Farmer 12:45… Read more »

80/35 Picks from Des Moines Celebrities

Published: July 3, 2014

We asked some local Des Moines celebrities, what 80/35 acts are on their “do not miss” list outside the obvious headliners of Cake and Conor Oberst. Here’s what they had to say… SAM SUMMERS, First Fleet Concerts: The Envy Corps Max Jury Dr. Dog Best Coast Dawes ZACHARY MANNHEIMER, Executive Director of the Des Moines Social… Read more »

Community Village Powered by MailChimp

Published: July 2, 2014

While out on your spacewalk, be sure to stroll through the Community Village Powered by MailChimp, a hub for showcasing all things Des Moines. Located on Locust St. featuring interactive exhibits and unique demonstrations provided by local organizations and non-profits. Check out the list of participants below. Amnesty International Art Noir Bushwak Camping & Music… Read more »

Announcing the new Generation Z Stage

Published: July 1, 2014

Attention space rangers of all ages! Come experience the first ever Mediacom Generation Z stage, featuring some of the area’s best young bands and musicians. With a range of genres and ages, the first-year stage was created as a way to allow young musicians to gain performance experience in a festival setting. Located on Locust Street near… Read more »

VIP Perks for Smart Space Travelers

Published: July 1, 2014

Welcome to Elite Status Space Travel. Embark on a fantastic musical odyssey for the Atomic Age. Signal your VIP space ranger status and enjoy these special privileges: Arrive in style. Exchange your VIP pass for a wristband, envelope, and VIP bag at the Ticketing Tent on 12th St., south of Locust. Look for the sign… Read more »

Street Closures

Published: June 30, 2014

It’s almost time! We’re closing down the streets to prepare for the 2014 80/35. Street Closures Effective Midnight Tuesday July 1 – 6:00 AM Monday July 7: 1)     12th St, Locust St to Grand Ave Effective Midnight Wednesday July 2 – 6:00 AM Monday July 7: 2)     Locust St, 15th St to 10th St 3)    … Read more »

What to pack for your space mission

Published: June 29, 2014

Don’t forget to bring the essentials to 80/35 to ensure a successful space mission. What To Bring – One empty water bottle/camelback and one factory sealed water bottle are allowed per person, free water refill stations are located on Locust St., west of 10th St. and just outside the VIP entrance – Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat for… Read more »

Special Ticket Offer – Today Only!

Published: June 27, 2014

Hopefully you’ve already begun your pre-flight check in preparation for blast off next Friday the 4th. While you’re twiddling your thumbs in anticipation why not save a few bucks, because today is NO FEE FRIDAY!! Purchase your 80/35 tickets through Midwestix before midnight tonight and you will pay zero service fees. Now you’ll have money… Read more »

80/35 After Parties

Published: June 27, 2014

The music doesn’t stop after the headliner’s play their last song – the party is just getting started.  At 80/35, we’ll have massive dance parties with DJs on the Kum & Go and Hy-Vee stages. Plus, the entire city is celebrating 80/35 with after parties at numerous venues. Friday, July 4 DJs at 80/35 – Kum &… Read more »

Your phone will have the answers: 80/35 mobile app

Published: June 26, 2014

DOWNLOAD FOR ANDROID /  DOWNLOAD FOR IOS All the information you’ll need to know can be found right in your pocket, with the help of the 80/35 mobile app. Create your own schedule, and be the first to find out about set delays and other important festival news. The 80/35 app gives you access to… Read more »

Mission Critical Document Enclosed: 80/35 Music Guide

Published: June 26, 2014

Prior to beginning your extremely important mission, special reconnaissance must be conducted to ensure maximum enjoyment. Mission Control has compiled a comprehensive guide for your review to engage new beats prior to beginning your fantastic musical odyssey. With more than 50 superstars scheduled to engage on July 4 and 5, repeat exposure to these superstars… Read more »

Iowa Public Radio’s Studio One 80/35 Showcase

Published: June 20, 2014

Over the next two weeks, tune in to Iowa Public Radio’s Studio One for exclusive recordings and live sets by 80/35 acts. Mon., June 16: The River Monks 7:15PM – Holy White Hounds 8:30PM – Listen Thurs., June 19: Gloom Balloon 7:15PM – Foxholes 8:30PM Wed., June 25: Bonne Finken 7:15PM – Cirrus Minor 8:30PM Thurs., June… Read more »

Less Than 12 Hours Left! Discount Tickets

Published: June 11, 2014

Explore a fantastic musical universe previously unknown to man—and save a bit of money at the same time. Buy discount tickets to 80/35 today before 11:59 pm at and see more than 50 breathtaking superstars on three cosmic stages at 80/35 2014. ENDS JUNE 6 at 11:59 pm: $29 one-day – $49 two-day Starts… Read more »

Astronomical Bands, Now Boarding!

Published: June 11, 2014

Mission Control today revealed an entire galaxy of stars previously unseen by space travelers in Des Moines. Suit up for a musical mission of intergalactic proportions as superstars Cake bring their rocket-powered hits to headline 80/35, Saturday, July 5th. Explore the outer reaches of the sonic system with Surfer Blood, Those Darlins, Boy & Bear,… Read more »

Lineup Liftoff

Published: June 11, 2014

All systems go for a supersonic star sighting as revered singer-songwriter, Conor Oberst headlines 80/35 2014, Friday, July 4 in downtown Des Moines. The planets align for a wondrous weekend of astronomical beats as reggae giant Ziggy Marley, surf pop darlings Best Coast and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd and more blast into orbit. Monitor mission control… Read more »

Early Bird Tickets on Sale April 8

Published: April 3, 2014

ATTENTION: Space Rangers! You’ve been chosen to embark on a musical mission of intergalactic proportions. But first, you need a ticket. Mission Control is releasing Early Bird tickets to the 2014 80/35 music festival for Greater Des Moines Music Coalition donors ONLY on Tuesday, April 8 at 10am. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 11… Read more »