Oklahoma-based festival boasts 30 headliners, including
The Roots, The Apples in Stereo, Helmet and Ghostland Observatory.
By Jamie Gadette
OK. We give. It used to be so
simple to track summer festivals. You had your Lollapaloozas, your failed Woodstock revivals and
punk-only Warped Tours. Now, many cities are following Austin’s lead with South by Southwest-styled
events. Oklahoma got in on the action in seven
years ago with DFest, now one of the Midwest’s
largest music festivals and conference. The two-day Tulsa gig features nearly 30 headlining acts,
120 unsigned bands from 17 states and three countries. Dfest 2008 runs July
25-26 and includes such luminaries as The Roots, The Apples in Stereo, Helmet,
Ghostland Observatory and Zappa Plays Zappa.
Tickets are $30-$45 good for
both days of the festival. Conference badges run $50-150.
Visit the Dfest site for