Houston’s biggest music festival is set to kick off this summer with some of the biggest names in music. The eighth annual Free Press Summer Fest (FPSF) will take over Eleanor Tinsley Park on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou June 4-5, 2016.

The festival typically showcases some of the most revered indie-rock, EDM, and hip-hop music artists. This year’s headliners are deadmau5, Modest Mouse, The National, Against Me!, Borns, X Ambassadors, Refused, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Violent Femmes, The Chainsmokers, Dallas native Leon Bridges, Young the Giant, Phantogram, Big Boi (of Outkast), Anderson East, The Heavy, The Black Angels, Zeds Dead, Jamie xx, Big Gigantic, Trampled by Turtles, Gogol Bordello, Matt and Kim, Big Grams, Built to Spill, and more. Organizers will announce a slew of popular local acts in the coming months as well as at least one more headliner. 

Free Press Summer Fest
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Free Press Summer Fest began in 2009 with over 30,000 concertgoers and now attracts more than 100,000 easily making it Houston’s most attended summer event. Downtown’s Eleanor Tinsley Park hosts the two-day festival against iconic views of the skyline and the $58 million renovations of Buffalo Bayou Park. Renovations allow for easier entrance to the festival than years past with an expanded front gate. FPSF typically features 5-6 stages scattered throughout the park. The festival also hosts some of the best local food from Houston’s favorite food trucks located at the Grand Bazaar.

Tickets for the two-day festival range from $148.50 for general admission and $193.50 for Fancy Pants passes. Or opt for the all-access $999 Silk Pajama pass which includes a private entrance, lounge, private bars, and more.

Find out more information at www.fpsf.com.