Update Oct. 20 at 5 p.m.: Index Fest has added Langhorne Slim and the Law to the lineup with the promise of more artist announcements to come.
Index Fest, the storied local festival that focuses on craft beer and indie music, has announced headliners for its Dallas event this fall.
Rapper Big Boi, who you may know as one half of Grammy-winning duo Outkast, and electronic group Cherub will perform at the festival, slated for Nov. 11 at Fair Park. According to Facebook, more artists and a beer list will be announced soon.
This is the first update we've received about the Dallas event since a date was announced in the spring. Index Fest is a hybrid of two former local festivals. In May, The Dallas Morning News subsidiary CrowdSource sold the long-running Untapped Festival to B-Weiss Entertainment Group, which re-branded the event. Index Fest inherited its name from another local event, billed as Dallas' mini ACL, which was discontinued in 2016.
When Index Fest announced its new direction, local music and beer lovers expected the best of both festivals to come to fruition. The festival said it also planned to add restaurants and local artists to the mix.
The first installment of Index Fest took place in Fort Worth in June, however, wasn't a show-stopper. In addition to maintaining the name and format of two former beloved events, it also carried the expectations, which it failed to meet due to inclement weather and sparse attendance. (At its peak, Untapped Festival attracted about 9,000 people in Dallas.)
Tickets to Index Fest are currently on sale four tiers: General admission to the concert ($20 early bird, $35 regularly); general admission to the concert plus beer teasting ($35 early bird, $50 regularly); VIP, which includes early entrance to the event ($56 early bird, $71 regularly); and Stout package, which is a super VIP experience with early entry, swag, private restrooms, complimentary beer and wine, and more ($99 early bird, $130 regularly).