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Silversun Pickups to headline Tulip Festival

Silversun Pickups to headline Tulip Festival

The atmospheric alt-rockers were named today along with other performers for the 65th Albany Tulip F

Atmospheric alt-rockers Silversun Pickups will headline the main stage at this year’s Tulip Festival, it was announced today in the Albany City Hall Rotunda.

Watch the band perform "Panic Switch" here.

The 65th annual free festival will once again return to Washington Park for two days, Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, with music both days sponsored by Vermont-based alternative rock station WEQX-FM. Silversun Pickups close out festivities on Saturday, as part of a main stage bill that will also include The Features and Royal Teeth.

Also on Saturday, local bands will play on the Amp Stage at the Washington Park Lakehouse Amphitheater, including Tor and the Fjords, Olivia Quillio, Rick Rourke & Lost Wages and Bryan Thomas.

Main stage acts for Sunday will be Grand Central Station and Elton John tribute Bernie & The Jets. Sunday’s Amp Stage lineup will feature local favorites Annie & The Hedonists, MaryLeigh & The Fauves, The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra and Eastbound Jesus.

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