BOISE -- The third wave of artists has been announced for the 2013 Treefort Music Festival in Boise.
On Tuesday, organizers added 11 new bands to a bill already brimming with emerging talent. Over 180 acts are expected for the four-day festival set for downtown Boise March 21 - 24.
Another major announcement: famous Boise band 'Built to Spill' will play a three night curated set at the El Korah Shrine on West Idaho Street in the linen district.
What does that mean?
"Not only is Built to Spill going to play three nights in a row -- they've also handpicked all the lineups that will be playing that night," explained Treefort media contact Matt Dalley. "They've handpicked the bands."
For those that don't know Built to Spill, the indie band has released 7 full length albums in the past 18 years, toured worldwide, and has been featured in music festivals from Portland to Australia.
Other acts announced Tuesday include:
- The Thermals
- El Ten Eleven
- Menace Ruine
- Blasted Canyons
- Wax Idols
- The Mallard
They'll join Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Boise artist Youth Lagoon, Animal Collective, Camper Van Beethoven, El Ten Eleven, and more than 100 other bands for the festival. See the full list here.
That means Treefort has expanded from about 140 bands in 2012 to about 180 in 2013.
Treefort organizers have seen exposure in national publications, including Rolling Stone and Paste Magazine. Festival write-ups have also been published throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the Weekly Volcano in Olympia, the Salt Lake Tribune, and others.
Dalley says more announcements for 2013's festival are still in the works.