Future Islands Top First Round of Index Festival Bands

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

What a production. The folks at Index Festival have gone out of their way this year to build up anticipation for the show, now in its third year, which will happen in late September. Case in point was last night's announcement party at Trees, which was sponsored by Chicago brewer Goose Island and featured performances from a half-dozen local bands. And they weren't even announcing the entire lineup.

The take away? Current indie darlings Future Islands will be the headlining act for the Deep Ellum festival.

Future Islands, led by the distinctive presence of front man Samuel Herring, has crested a wave of buzz through the first half of 2014, bolstered by an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and new album Singles, which includes the uber-popular "Seasons (Waiting on You)." Their spot on the Index bill will mark their first visit to North Texas since they played Three Links in April.

Joining them among the ranks of artists who got announced last night were L.A. harmonizers Local Natives, serial self-destructors Foxygen and Brits Kaiser Chiefs. A.Dd+, who performed last night at Trees, were also announced as one of the bands who will be performing at Index.

Until now, only presale tickets were available, but as of this morning tickets are available to the general public. The price per day is $75 and they're available here. The festival runs from September 26 to 28.

Here's the full list of bands announced on Tuesday:

Future Islands Local Natives Foxygen Kaiser Chiefs Blitzen Trapper White Denim Lord Huron How to Dress Well Senses Fail Anamanaguchi Doomtree Lee Field & The Expressions Odezsa The Angelus The Felice Brothers A.Dd+ Zammuto The Apache Relay Spirit Family Reunion Quiet Company The Suffers David Ramirez Mother Falcon

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.