Radio station 102.1 The Edge may have been discontinued, but its signature music festival, Edgefest, lives on.
Edgefest is celebrating its 25th anniversary on April 1 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, according to an announcement Monday, and the lineup seems like something of an homage to its early days. Headliners include punk rock bands Blink 182 and The Offspring, reggae-leaning group 311, and alt-rockers The Toadies, among others. (See full lineup below.)
Of special note on the bill are The Nixons, whose grunge tune "Sister" was inescapable around these parts in the mid-1990s. The group disbanded shortly thereafter, but three of its members, Zac Maloy, Jesse Davis and John Humphrey, played together at the Oklahoma Songwriter's Festival in 2016.
"We've been batting around a Nixons reunion for years," Maloy told NonDoc last year, "but it's just hard with all our schedules."
2017 may not be the last we see of Edgefest, either. According to the release, the event now falls under purview of 97.1 The Eagle.
"Edgefest is one of the original rock festivals in the world and it's only fitting that it lives on with the mighty Eagle," said Don Davis, program director for The Eagle. "It's our honor to host the 25th anniversary of the show with such a star studded lineup."
Tickets to Edgefest go on sale Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. via Ticketing Central. The Eagle will also be giving away tickets Jan. 23-27 on the radio.
Here's the Edgefest lineup:
- Blink 182
- The Offspring
- The Toadies
- The Naked and Famous
- The Nixons
- The Record Company
- Goodbye June
- Black Pistol Fire
- The Wrecks