Hip-hop icons Wu-Tang Clan and the powerhouse collaboration of David Byrne & St. Vincent will headline this year's 80/35 festival in downtown Des Moines on July 5 and 6.
Since its inaugural year in 2008, 80/35 has attracted more than 30,000 attendees on average, bringing in well-known acts such as the Avett Brothers, Girl Talk and Modest Mouse to perform.
Des Moines Music Coalition, which puts on the festival, will be announcing more local, regional and national acts in early May. The event showcases between 40 and 50 acts each year and has an economic impact of about $1.4 million.
Click here to see this year's lineup and to buy tickets:Advance two-day tickets are on sale now for $49 and one-day tickets for $29. Day of tickets will sell for $80 for a two-day and $45 for a one-day.
Those interested in finding out more about this year's headliners may come across a Wu-Tang name generator on Google. Business Record reporters took the liberty of finding out what some area leaders names would be:
Principal Financial Group's Larry Zimpleman aka Amateur Pupil;
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines' Kristi Knous aka Lucky Desparado;
the Convention and Visitor Bureau's Greg Edwards aka Intellectual Assassin;
and of course our own Connie Wimer aka Mad Hunter.