After three inaugural editions in 2023, Hawthorne Heights are once again throwing their own nostalgia-heavy emo festival, Is For Lovers, and this year they're doing it in eight different locations: Hawaii (April 29), Lake Tahoe (June 24), Denver (July 22), Manteo, N.C. (July 29), Council Bluffs (Aug. 19 & 20), Cincinnati (Sept. 9), Pelham, Tenn. (Sept. 10), and Mansfield, Mass. (Sept. 17).
The lineups vary by date, and they include Jimmy Eat World, Thursday, Thrice, Alkaline Trio, Underoath, Bayside, The Starting Line, Saosin, Silverstein, Spitalfield, The Story So Far, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Relient K, Emery, The Forecast, KennyHoopla, Proper., and more. Full lineups by date below.
"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," says Hawthorne Heights vocalist and Is For Lovers co-curator JT Woodruff. "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 face, 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."
Tickets go on sale today (4/7) at 3 PM Eastern.