Wilmington, N.C. (PRWEB) April 5, 2007
The 11th Annual Wilmington Exchange Festival (W.E. Fest) is taking place from May 24-May 28th on all three floors of The Soapbox Laundro-Lounge in Wilmington, NC. W.E. Fest is now accepting open submissions from bands interested in participating.
W.E. Fest is a five day, totally DIY, volunteer-run extravaganza that always takes place during the week of Memorial Day Weekend. Despite being small, homespun and intentionally under the radar for the past decade, W.E. Fest has garnered an uncanny reputation for discovering new talent. Lamb Of God, Mae, The Dismemberment Plan and The Mooney Suzuki are all W.E. Fest vets. So are Anthony Rossomando from The Dirty Pretty Things, Alison Mosshart from The Kills, The Strokes manager Ryan Gentles, Beefcake The Mighty from GWAR, James Hanna from Asobi Seksu, Blender.com editor Mike Errico, xbxrx, Moby collaborator Daron Murphy, ASG, and many, many others.
To be considered, please visit http://www.myspace.com/wefestallstars . Send a message with the words "2007 submission" in the title. Only about 35 bands will be accepted.
The first W.E. Fest was co-founded by current Senior Director and underground artpunk Kenyata Sullivan in 1996 to showcase genuinely unknown talent and build community within the indie scene. Only small indie label and unsigned bands are allowed to play. Tickets are "intentionally ridiculous" at just $1 a day. This year the festival will make a return to its roots by also featuring films, zines, comics and other DIY arts projects.
Margo Drgos, Organic Entertainment, http://www.organicentertainment.net
718-349-0241 office, 646-236-9689 cell, margo @ organicentertainment.net