Dr. Dog and Matt Pond added to The Nines Festival

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Alt-rockers Dr. Dog and Matt Pond have been added to The Nines Festival lineup. They’ll join Delta Spirit, Explosions in the Sky, Walk Off The Earth, Shuggie Otis and Kid Koala at the first edition of the new Massachusetts festival, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 10 in Devens. Organizers expect to announce more performers in the coming weeks.

The Nines Festival will take over the 20-acre athletic grounds of Willard Field in Devens with two stages with no overlapping sets from a diverse lineup of nationally touring and emerging artists. Along with music, the festival will feature the “Stitch” comedy tent. Curated by Harvard Square’s The Comedy Studio and hosted by the Comedy Studio’s impresario Rick Jenkins, the tent will feature a mix of the region’s best emerging to established comedians. The first confirmed comedians set for The Nines are Erin Judge, hot off her recent Comedy Central “Live at Gotham” debut and pop culture maven Ken Reid.

The all ages event will also host art installations, exhibits, interactive art projects, crafts, food and beverages and more.

A limited number of early bird tickets priced at $49 are still available through Ticketmaster. Children age 10 and under will be admitted free if accompanied by parent or guardian. Fans can also purchase the “Patron of the Arts” VIP tickets for $109, which will include premier parking, fast lane entry, access to the private “Cloud 9” lounge, arts garden and viewing area, complimentary beverages and hospitality, air conditioned restrooms, a festival poster and more.

Local performers interested in performing at the Nines Festival can apply for the opportunity through Sonicbids. For more information, go here.

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