Don’t tell Santa, but we started opening up presents under the tree! We are so excited to unwrap this second wave of artists on the already stacked lineup! These bands will be comin’ in hot for the 12th edition of Treefort Music Fest, happening March 20-24, 2024 in Downtown Boise, Idaho.
In addition, we are super excited to give you a peek at the daily lineups at Main Stage and a chance to snag your Single Day or Main Stage Only Pass, plus share the deets on the new Lookout Lounge. In this second wave of artists you’ll find 145 bands, bringing the 2024 lineup up to 259 emerging and renown artists hailing from 28 US states and 21 countries. And if you can believe it or not, even more artists will be released in the new year!
Sneak Peek at the Main Stage Daily Lineups
We cannot wait to dance, bop, headbang and mosh at the Main Stage again. Here’s a lil sneak peek at the 2024 Daily lineups:
// Wednesday 3/20: Neko Case + Dawes & Lucius + Flyana Boss
// Thursday 3/21: Ty Segall + Built To Spill + Daði Freyr
// Friday 3/22: Channel Tres + K.Flay
// Saturday 3/23: Briston Maroney + Dry Cleaning + Sir Chloe + Joshua Ray Walker
// Sunday 3/24: Devendra Banhart + Dehd + DakhaBrakha
**Main Stage and Single Day Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am!**
Explore the Second Wave of Treefort 2024 artists!
Brace yourselves for a yuletide of tunes, as Treefort is set to be the ultimate present under your musical tree! Just in time for holiday travel, 145 talented artists from Boise to Singapore have been added to the lineup. Grab your earbuds and sleigh the day, because this announcement is about to jingle all the way!
🌟 Dive into the full list of artists on the first + second wave of the Treefort 2024 lineup or get right to listening and download the official Treefort Music Fest app to start hearing your faves!
🌟 Passes for Treefort Music Fest are on sale now! Buy your passes now before prices go up in the new year. Also new this year… pass + hotel packages! Bundle your Treefort pass and hotel room and save up to 29% AND get 20% off Treefort merch. Whatta steal!
🌟 Want to lend a helping hand at Treefort 2024? Become a Treefort Volunteer! Applications to volunteer are open now. In exchange for volunteering, you get a $30 Treefort Pass, a sweet t-shirt and major street cred. Apply to volunteer here!
(Los Angeles, California)
Influenced by the gentle acoustic style and rich vocal harmonies of the Laurel Canyon sound (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell) as well as the shambling, romanticized Americana of the Band, Dawes have built a loyal following with their vintage-influenced aesthetic. The group, centered around lead singer/songwriter Taylor Goldsmith, initially broke through in 2011 with sophomore album Nothing Is Wrong, which drew critical praise.
The acclaimed five-piece indie pop band Lucius is centered around the magical vocal duo of Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe. Every Lucius song begins with what Holly Laessig calls “coffee talks,” in which she and Jess Wolfe share what’s on their minds—and in the spring of 2020, they had a lot to discuss. Since 2007, Laessig and Wolfe have written this way, learning each other’s stories by heart before weaving them into the lyrics and chord progressions of their inventive indie-pop anthems. Onstage, they’re two identically-dressed and coiffed halves of the same whole, the mirror image of each other at the microphone; off-stage, they step into their respective lives—separate, but close—as chosen family.
Dawes and Lucius will perform at Treefort 2024 as one band; sure to be a stunner of a show.
Would it even feel like Treefort Music Fest if Built to Spill wasn’t playing?
Since its inception in 1992, Built to Spill founder Doug Martsch intended his beloved band to be a collaborative project, an ever-evolving group of incredible musicians making music and playing live together. “I wanted to switch the lineup for many reasons. Each time we finish a record I want the next one to sound totally different. It’s fun to play with people who bring in new styles and ideas,” says Martsch. “And it’s nice to be in a band with people who aren’t sick of me yet.”
Following several albums and EPs on Pacific Northwest independent labels, Martsch signed with Warner Brothers from 1995 to 2016. He and his rotating cast of cohorts recorded six more, inarguably great albums during that time. There was also a live album, and a solo record. While the band’s impeccable recorded catalog is the entry point, Built to Spill live is an essential FORCE of its own: heavy, psychedelic, melodic and visceral tunes blaring from amps that sound as if they’re powered by Mack trucks.
(Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)
Woozy guitar pop all the way from Down Undah!
A DIY affair from the get go, Vacations formed in 2016 primarily as a song writing vehicle for Campbell Burns as he self- produced demos on rudimentary equipment, taking a journey to discover his sound and direction. The addition of band members Jake Johnson, Nate Delizzotti and Joseph Van Lier saw that direction develop into a fully realized blueprint, a jangly and intelligent modern take of a sound first born in the death throes of the UK’s Thatcher led dark ages, banner anthems for the maladjusted from the likes of Morrissey and Marr, Joy Division and The Cure.
(Los Angeles, California)
Not a tribute, but a rave and AV show that reworks the classic-rock sound of the Mac into a spectrum of electronic genres.
Remixes of the hits and plenty of deep-cuts ready for the chiffon-filled dance floor. This is a tunnel-visioned, all-night journey. If you don’t like Fleetwood Mac, Stand Back, Stand Back.
Since 2012, DJs Roxanne Roll and Alex Oxley have been hosting their tunnel-visioned event and celebrating the extensive back catalogue of Fleetwood Mac. With a curated and created assortment of remixes and edits they’ve shared their passion with like-minded hedonists at some of the best festivals and clubs in the world. From Glastonbury to Robot Heart and Salty Jacks (Burning Man), from Printworks to Kantine am Berghain.
In the early months of 2020 after several personal tragedies, Nabihah Iqbal found herself in Karachi, Pakistan. As the Covid-19 pandemic surged, Nabihah spent the global lockdown finding resilience amidst the turmoil, crafting her album, Dreamer.
Dreamer is an intimate journey through snapshots and memories of Nabihah’s life. Exploring personal identity and grief through the soft-focus lens of melancholy, the album is not one specific sound. Her left-field lo-fi aesthetic twirls itself throughout as she manages to skate between tracks without ever sounding disjointed. Apart from four of the songs which have live drums on them, Nabihah wrote, recorded and produced the album herself. Incorporating the harmonium and sitar in her music for the first time, instruments reflective of her Pakistani heritage, it’s Nabihah’s rawest and most personal work yet.
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Fin del Mundo is a band from Buenos Aires with roots in the southernmost region of Patagonia: Tierra del Fuego and Chubut.
Their music invites us to travel to both places through melodies and instrumental passages that combine an indie sound with nuances of emotional post-rock. Fin del Mundo is comprised of Julieta Heredia (Juli) on guitar, Julieta Limia (Tita) on drums, Lucía Masnatta (Lu) on guitar and vocals, and Yanina Silva (Yan) on bass and backup vocals.
In September 2022 they recorded a KEXP live session that garnered more than a million views and in November of this year the band released Todo va hacia el mar, a compilation of their two EPs by the Spanish label Spinda Records. The band proceeded to tour throughout Europe, playing 15 concerts in 14 different cities from multiple countries.
DAIISTAR is an Alternative indie band formed in Austin, Texas in the spring of 2020.
The band takes their inspiration from the neo-psychedelic era of the 80s and 90s (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spacemen 3, early Primal Scream) and pulls it into the future with modulating synthesizers, heavy guitars, bouncing bass lines, and spiraling hooks, creating a narcotic blend of noise and melody.
DAIISTAR recorded their first studio album produced by Alex Maas of The Black Angels and engineered by James Petralli of White Denim in the summer of 2021. The band signed to UK based label Fuzz Club Records with their debut album GOOD TIME released on September 8th 2023.
Die Spitz, an all-women quartet, is a mayhem-inciting force.
Founded in January 2022, Ava Schrobilgen, Chloe Andrews, Ellie Livingston, and Kate Halter are known for their unruly stage presence, bombarding their crowds with a wall of sound. Die Spitz continues to penetrate the music scene with unparalleled momentum, sharing stages with heavy hitters Amyl and the Sniffers, L7, and OFF!. These childhood friends turned musicians have recently premiered a double EP on vinyl, The Revenge of Evangeline and Teeth, capturing this live energy. As Lee Ackerley of Austin Monthly put it: “youthful moxie has never sounded so good”.
(New York, New York)
Now based in New York City by way of Nashville TN, indie rock performer, songwriter and producer Liza Anne just released their 5th LP, UTOPIAN.
The record explores joy, grief and tenderness through Liza’s explorative signature of songwriting and production. The record is art rock dipped in oversaturated light – a color story of large proportions. Liza Anne plays with the healing mechanism of self expression and returning to oneself that seems to have bloomed from their sobriety and a tenderly documented coming out. The record is a joy grenade clothed in vibrant hues – setting Liza on their continued mission to break whatever rules are put in front of them – all while fiercely committed to a sense of self that is clearer than ever in this record.”
The band Zea Mays, formed in Bilbao in 1997, has had an outstanding career in the Basque music scene.
After several recognitions in music competitions, they signed with the GOR record label and released their debut album Zea Mays. They continued with hits like “Elektrizitatea” and “Harrobian”, consolidating themselves as one of the best Basque bands. Their album ERA gave them great visibility and their song “Negua Joan da ta” was a success. In 2022, they released Adore Kemena Kuraia, celebrating 25 years and receiving praise. His “25 urte joan dira ta” tour marked his anniversary. The compilation album Adore Kemena Kuraia includes new songs and collaborations, highlighting his continued musical excellence. Their 2023 tour has been overwhelmingly successful, with sold-out shows and enthusiastic audience response.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Lê Almeida is the creator of an unlikely and noisy indie scene that emerged in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro in the early 2000s.
A prolific producer, initially labeled lo-fi, Lê was called ‘Brazil’s answer to Robert Pollard’ in a report by The Guardian, which makes less sense since their sound incorporated elements of kraut, free jazz, Afrobeat, hip hop and Brazilian music.
Oruã, his main band, was created at the end of 2016 and since 2018 has been traveling a lot, releasing his first albums recorded in the office on old cassette tapes. 2018 was the year that Almeida left Brazil for the first time. He played drums with Built to Spill in Chile and with Oruã in Uruguay. His story with Built to Spill began in mid-2018 when he joined the band for their first shows in South America and the following year he traveled between the United States and Europe playing more than 130 shows, 60 of which were opening for Oruã . He recorded and mixed Built to Spill’s latest release, When the Wind Forgets Your Name (2022, SubPop), where he also served as drummer.
(Los Angeles, California / Barranquilla, Colombia)
VALÉ is a fiercely talented vocalist and songwriter from Barranquilla, Colombia.
Drawn to music at an early age, VALÉ began performing when she was just six years old in her school choir. By her early teens, she had found inspiration in American pop and R&B music, and began writing songs of her own. Influenced by some of her idols, VALÉ started to forge her own unique voice and point of view on the genre. She has spent time writing and recording in Los Angeles and Barranquilla. VALÉ’s infectious melodies, catchy hooks, and standout vocals are bound to win fans from all around the world, establishing VALÉ as the leader in a new generation of Colombian pop artists.
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
Beginning with a bet between friends to see who could go viral, Odie Leigh’s musical journey has always been a bit unconventional.
Hailing from suburban South Louisiana, where Lil Wayne and Tim McGraw carry equal reverence, Leigh’s musical influences are as contradictory as the area she grew up in. Singing in school choirs and church praise bands as a child, Leigh didn’t find her voice until 2020 gave her the solitude to create her own sound, free from the judgment and influence of the New Orleans music scene.
Once described as “folk-misfit,” Odie Leigh’s songwriting reflects an earnest and fervent search for identity through the confusion of growing up culturally-adjacent in an area with so much history, tradition, and faults. Guided by the classic folk, blues, and country music that floods the southern soundscape, and shaped by her self-taught finger-picking style, Leigh’s music is an eclectic glimpse into feeling stuck in all of life’s in-betweens.
Little Moon is the project (and childhood nickname) of singer-songwriter Emma Hardyman.
Her soaring vocals and rich arrangements are hallmarks of a sound that falls somewhere between a Zelda soundtrack and Vashti Bunyan. She’s joined by her friends Bly Wallentine, Bridget Jackson, Chris Shemwell, Grace Johnson, and Nathan Hardyman. Little Moon won NPR’s 2023 Tiny Desk Contest.
Wolves of Glendale have swiftly carved out their own niche in the comedy and music world.
Born from the minds and talents of Ethan Edenburg (vocals/guitar), Eric Jackowitz (vocals/drums) and Tom McGovern (vocals/keyboards), this group is armed with a keen eye for life’s absurdities coupled with amazing musical abilities. Wolves of Glendale have taken the comedy scene by storm, amassing a devoted fanbase and a substantial social media following in just a year of its creation.
The band is gearing up for a major milestone as they prepare to release their self-titled debut album in January 2024. Produced by John Spiker (known for his work with Tenacious D) and Rian Lewis (notable for collaborations with Doja Cat and Ty Dolla $ign), this album of all original music promises to be a riotous celebration of their unique brand of comedy/rock-infused music.