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Hawthorne Heights’ “Is For Lovers” Fest Announce Lineups with Thrice, Silverstein, & More

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We all know that Ohio is for lovers, but Hawthorne Heights has set out to prove that it’s not just Ohio. After three editions of the festival hitting emo fans hard in 2022, Hawthorne Heights is bringing the “Is For Lovers Festival” to eight cities in 2023. This year’s event will visit Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, NV; Denver, CO; Manteo, NC; Council Bluffs, IA; Cincinnati, OH; Pelham, TN; and Mansfield, MA.

Similarly to their 2022 festival stops, the lineups will vary by date and include the likes of Thrice, Silverstein, Thursday, Saosin, and more. Tickets for the events are currently on sale here.

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In a press release, Hawthorne Heights’ vocalist and “Is For Lovers Festival” co-curator, JT Woodruff, shared, “In year one, we got to go to a few of our favorite cities, with bands that are our friends, and some bands that we simply love. We want to give fans an inclusionary place to go that features a wide variety of bands from all walks of life, and we want to do it with a smile on our faces, because we have chosen to work with people who we love and respect. The most important part for us is to make sure that the fan experience is equal to the band experience. We just want everyone to have fun, and have an easy day together.”

While we’re still waiting for the official lineup announcements for Lake Tahoe, Colorado, and Massachusetts, you can check out the lineup breakdowns for other cities below. 

April 29—Hawaii Is For Lovers @ Wet n’ Wild Water Park

Bayside, Emery, Hawthorne Heights, Mayday Parade, State Champs

June 24—Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers @ Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Lineup coming soon.

July 22—Colorado Is For Lovers @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Lineup coming soon.

July 29—OBX Is For Lovers @ Roanoke Island Festival Park

3OH!3, Bayside, Emery, Four Year Strong, Frontside, Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Thrice

Aug. 19-20—Iowa Is For Lovers @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs

Anberlin, Bayside, Emery, Hawthorne Heights, Mayday Parade, Proper, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Silverstein, Spitalfield, The Forecast, The Story So Far, Thrice

Sept. 9—Ohio Is For Lovers @ PNC at Riverbend Amphitheatre

Alkaline Trio, Emery, Four Year Strong, Hawthorne Heights, Jimmy Eat World, KennyHoopla, Knavery, Life In Idle, Lost Henry, Motherfolk, Nox Novacula, Proper, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Relient K, Saosin, Sign Language, Skye Wallace, Slutbomb, Spitalfield, State Champs, The Missed, The Starting Line, Underoath, Xanny Stars

Sept. 10—Tennessee Is For Lovers @ The Caverns

Bayside, Emery, Hawthorne Heights, Khamsin, Mayday Parade, Proper, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Skye Wallace, Spitalfield, State Champs, Thursday, Underoath, Winona Fighter

Sept. 17—Massachusetts Is For Lovers @ Xfinity Center

Lineup coming soon.

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