The one-of-a-kind Fashion Meets Music Festival returns to Columbus, Ohio, this Labor Day Weekend, September 5 and 6, 2015. Today, FMMF announces the music artists that will be headlining this year’s event, with a separate fashion announcement to follow on April 7, 2015. Headlining the music arm of FMMF 2015 will be national acts AWOLNATION, Young The Giant, Taking Back Sunday, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Bahamas, SOJA, Allen Stone, Milo Greene, Rachel Platten and local favorites O.A.R. who headlined FMMF last year. Early bird tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 27 at 10:00 AM EST.
Ecstatic about its involvement in FMMF 2015, AWOLNATION stated: “FMMF is such a unique festival. We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this year’s lineup and to see our fans in Columbus over Labor Day Weekend!”
Other music artists that attendees can see at this year’s Festival include: Our Vintage Film, The Nearly Deads, Playing to Vapors, Northern Whale, Carbon Tigers, Captain Kidd, Truslow and Nick D & The Believers. FMMF will continue to build the music and fashion lineups over the next few months, announcing additional artists and partners this summer. The final lineup will consist of more than 45 music artists, 25 designers, and 20 educational panels and mentor sessions featuring some of the Columbus community’s most innovative industry leaders.
In addition to the music and fashion lineups, FMMF is announcing other evolutionary changes to this year’s event. FMMF 2015 will be a two-day Festival spanning Saturday, September 5 through Sunday, September 6. Together with its official After Party partner, Park Street Complex, FMMF will host a series of select After Party events starting Friday, September 4 and running through Sunday, September 6. This year’s Festival will also feature four stages: one national music stage with an onstage fashion runway, one dedicated national music stage, one dedicated local music stage, and one dedicated fashion stage located inside the fashion tent.
FMMF 2015 will be a ticketed event. General admission and VIP tickets will go on sale Friday, March 27, at 10:00 AM EST. The early bird pricing for general admission tickets will be $49.00 for a single-day pass and $89.00 for a two-day pass. Early bird VIP tickets will 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. Tickets will be available for purchase online via TicketFly at: http://www.ticketfly.com/org/4565. Fans of FMMF who have signed up for email updates and newsletters will receive a special ticket pre-sale code today, enabling them to purchase tickets a day early.
“We are thrilled to bring FMMF back to Columbus for the second year in a row,” said Melissa Dickson, Director of Communications for FMMF. “Since last year’s Festival, we’ve been considering all of the feedback we received and working to turn those ideas into actions. I think everyone who attends FMMF 2015 will be able to see how much we’ve grown and what our vision is for the future of the Festival. Columbus is a national hub for fashion, music, food, art, and education—we want FMMF to showcase what Columbus has to offer and turn the city into a go-to destination for Labor Day Weekend travel.”
The 2015 Festival would not be possible without FMMF’s dedicated festival, media and community partners. This year, FMMF is excited to welcome back Stella Artois, Jägermeister, Experience Columbus, Live Technologies, Columbus Underground and Sinclair Broadcasting, as well as new partners Yelp!, Columbus Partnership, Aveda Institute of Columbus, Found Model Management and Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), among others. FMMF 2015 will also be working with a new merchandise partner. Traxler Tees, in collaboration with the FMMF team, has created fresh, fashion-forward designs for the 2015 event. Apparel and other items will be available at the Merch Market run by Traxler Tees and Simply Vague.
As established last year, 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. There are many ways to contribute to The Fusion Foundation. All participating sponsors, vendors, designers, musicians, volunteers, and attendees are welcomed and encouraged to donate to the Foundation.