A Different Drum is hosting a 2-night, multi-band festival in Salt Lake City, Utah (bringing it back to our home stomping grounds for the first time in years) on September 3rd and 4th. The target ticket price is $25 for two nights, with at least 8 bands, in an all-ages venue (kids under 12 enter for free).

Details below, or you can go to www.adifferentdrum.com/fest for info as well.

Spend two fun-filled nights meeting with bands and fans from all over the world! Enjoy serveral hours of live performances! Shop for new CD's and synthpop apparel! Celebrate the growing synthpop scene at A Different Drum's own official festival! Take a chance, and help make it a tradition for years to come!

Date: September 3rd and 4th
City: Salt Lake City, Utah
Venue: Red Lion Hotel (ballroom)
161 West 600 South
Salt Lake City, UT 85101

Phone: (801) 521-7373
Fax: (801) 524-0354
Reservations: (800) RED-LION

Hotel Info

Note: Hotel room discounts are available if you say that you are attending the "A Different Drum Festival" when you make your room reservation. The discounted price is $69 per night for a room with a King Bed or a room with 2 Double Beds. There are also limited luxury suites available for $175 per night. You must mention "A Different Drum Festival" to get the discounted rates which are good for the entire weekend, even if you're staying an extra night or two.

The Red Lion Hotel has a free shuttle from Salt Lake International Airport. The shuttle also provides free transportation from the hotel to Salt Lake City downtown locations, including shopping centers and tourist attractions.

Bands: Friday Night, starting at 7:00 PM
B! Machine
The Echoing Green
Wave In Head

Saturday - "New Band Showcase" - Noon to 4:00 PM

Saturday Night, starting at 7:00 PM
Faith Assembly
Voice Industrie

Vending: A Different Drum will have a large vending area open in the hotel ballroom with hundreds of synthpop CD's, t-shirts, and more. Vending will be open Friday, from 7:00 PM - Midnight, Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and Saturday 7:00 PM - Midnight.

Tickets: The ticket price is $25 for the entire festival. That gets you into both nights. You won't receive a physical ticket-- there will be a list of names at the door so people can "check in" during the show and get a pass for the festival at the hotel. You can purchase more than 1 ticket at a time, and enter the names of everyone during the checkout. All children 12 and under can enter free with a parent or guardian. It is not necessary to order a ticket or provide the name for a child-- they will be allowed in at the festival as long as they are with their parent or guardian.