Published on June 29th, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
Breaking: Ludacris, St. Vincent, Andy Grammer Join FMMF 2015!
The Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) today announced several exciting additions to its music and fashion lineups. Joining the existing headlining music acts will be Ludacris, St. Vincent, and Andy Grammer, as well as Vacationer, The One and Only PPL MVR, Mike Mains & The Branches, Souvenirs, Narrow/Arrow, Chaz French, Northern Faces, and Devil’s Lettuce. Additions to the lineup of fashion designers include Michael Drummond, Patrick T. Cooper, Bend Active, CCAD Activewear, Betsy Judd, Heart Of It All, and Fashion Meets Music London. FMMF returns to the Arena District in Columbus, OH, this Labor Day Weekend, September 5 and 6, 2015. Tickets are currently available for purchase online via TicketFly at: http://www.ticketfly.com/org/4565.
“Our goal for FMMF 2015 is to incorporate the feedback that we received last year and evolve the Festival to bring the fusion of music and fashion to life on a national stage,” said Melissa Dickson, Director of Communications for FMMF. “We are thrilled to announce the addition of these new musicians and designers to the FMMF 2015 lineup. Columbus has such an impressive heritage in music and fashion alike, and we hope to celebrate that by bringing to the city as many different genres of music and fashion as possible.”
FMMF announced the initial 2015 lineup and daily schedule last month. The updated schedule will feature music performances from Ludacris, Young the Giant, O.A.R., SOJA, Allen Stone, ZZ Ward, Rachel Platten, machineheart, The One and Only PPL MVR, Kid Runner, Souvenirs, Truslow, Nick D’ & The Believers, Narrow Arrow, Devil’s Lettuce, The Outer Vibe, Northern Whale, LEDGES, Castle Creek, and Reptile Fiction, on Saturday, September 5, alongside runway shows from Linda Rowe Thomas, Michael Drummond, Kahindo Mateene, Celeste Malvar-Stewart, Cierra Lauren Bridal, Esther Myong Hall, Katelyn McClain, Lydia Hopmann, and Betsy Judd. St. Vincent, AWOLNATION, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Andy Grammer, Lights, Milo Greene, Bahamas, Vacationer, Mike Mains & The Branches, Carbon Tigers, The Nearly Deads, Captain Kidd, Chaz French, Our Vintage Film, Playing to Vapors, Captiva, and Northern Faces, will be playing Sunday, September 6, with runway shows from Patrick T. Cooper, Fashion Meets Music Collective, Made by Lizzy, Ricalyce, The Faraway Tree Collection, Luv Dog London, Paper Scissor Rock, Lyrics 4 Lyrics, Cierra Lauren, Bryston Walters, Bend Active, CCAD Activewear, (Innovation) Student Design Competition and Heart of it All.
This year’s Festival will be a two-day event spanning Saturday, September 5 through Sunday, September 6, with After Party events taking place at Park Street Complex starting Friday, September 4 and running through Sunday, September 6. The After Party lineup will be announced in July. This year’s Festival footprint will also feature four stages: one national music stage with an onstage fashion runway, one national music stage, one local music stage, and one fashion stage located inside the upscale fashion tent. The final Festival lineup will consist of more than 45 music artists and 25 designers.
Ticket prices for FMMF 2015 will increase on Thursday, June 18, with general admission tickets selling for $59.00 for a single-day pass and $99.00 for a two-day pass. VIP tickets will cost $109.00 for a single-day pass and $189.00 for a two-day pass. Early bird tickets are still available until then, with general admission tickets currently on sale for $49.00 for a single-day pass and $89.00 for a two-day pass. Early bird VIP tickets cost $99.00 for a single-day pass and $175.00 for a two-day pass. Children ages 10 and under will be admitted for free with a ticketed adult.
The 2015 Festival would not be possible without FMMF’s dedicated festival, media and community partners: Stella Artois, iHeartRadio, Jägermeister, Aveda Institute of Columbus, Live Technologies, Sinclair Broadcasting, Golf Cart Company, Traxler Tees, Experience Columbus, Columbus Partnership, Columbus Underground, Yelp!, Outlook, WXCU Radio, Substream, Woodlands Productions, The Kitchen, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Found Model Management and Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), among others.
A portion of FMMF proceeds will support The Fusion Foundation (501c3), FMMF’s philanthropy program designed to aid creative individuals and groups who support creatives pursuing their dreams. The Foundation’s mission is to provide time, talent, networking, and financial support to those who are working to transform their ideas into reality.
About the Fashion Meets Music Festival
Created by a team of music and fashion insiders from Columbus, OH, the Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) is the only festival in the country dedicated to the fusion of fashion and music. The Festival joins two loves into one celebration, elevating music and fashion to a shared experience featuring live performances, runway shows, unique activations, and more. On its journey, FMMF strives to identify Columbus as a national leader in music, fashion, dining, art and education, partnering with local brands and businesses to showcase the best of the city.