Whartscape 2009 as-of-now official info

Editor’s Note: This info just in, straight from Wham’s resident info-master Dina Kelberman.

Check out our awesome Countdown to Whartscape 2008 interview series here.


>>>We are goons. This information may change often.<<<

For 4 years now Wham City has been organizing the WHARTSCAPE. What started as a summer warehouse party turned into a much bigger, multi-day outdoor festival with thousands of bands, performers, and folks traveling to Baltimore from all across the US and Europe.

Since, we organize this festival out of pocket and in our spare time, it is important for us to keep it comfortable and enjoyable for us to do. One thing we talked about at the end of last year’s festival was shrinking it down slightly and having it feel more community based and familiar.

This year isn’t focused around headliners, but mainly performers and friends that make up the community we tour, work and live in.


We are also greatly reducing the number of MEGA-PASSES (the ticket that grants you entry to every show and every day).

ONLY 300 Mega-Passes will be sold; this is the only guarantee that you can see all the shows.

Tickets will be sold to the individual shows, but it is strongly suggested that you buy a Mega-Pass, as it saves you money and assures you take in the entire poo-poo.

Whartscape will take place July 10-11-12 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art Studio Center Parking Lot, and Load of Fun.

We will begin selling tickets at 12 Noon, Monday, June 29th.




Only the Mega-Pass guarantees entrance to the nighttime events at Load of Fun, which has a much smaller occupancy than the MICA parking lot. Anyone without a Mega-Pass will get in on a first come, first serve basis. There is a very strong likely hood we will sell out of Mega-Passes, which will mean the nighttime portion is also sold out.

The strength of the mega-pass is truly mega.


Here are the 130 acts performing at this years Whartscape:

Air Waves
AK Slaughter
Alexis Gideon
Allen Cordell
Ami Dang
Andy Abelow
Annex Theater
Art Department
At the End of Infinite Rope
Bad Brilliance
Beast Master
Bedlam Theatre
Big Bear
Bird Names
Black Vatican
Blood Baby
Blue Leader
Booge Border
Butt Stomach
C Spencer Yeh
Cars Will Burn
Charlotte and Joe
Child Bite
Child Bride
Clarissa Gregory
Connor Kizer and Adam Endres
Crazy Dreams Band
Dan Deacon Ensemble
Dan Higgs
DJ Dog Dick
Dope Body
Double Dagger
Drip House
Eagle Ager
Ear Pwr
Ed Schrader
Eric Hnatow
Funny Clown
Future Islands
Gary War
Golden Birthday
Hair Police
Human Host
Infinity Window
Jana Hunter
Jared Paolini
Jason Willett
Jimmy Joe Roche
John Eaton
John Weiss
Justin Frye Meat Wallet Bells Pieces
Killer Whales
Leprechaun Catering
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez
Little Howlin Wolf
Living Things
Lizz King
Lo Moda
Lonnie Walker
Lord Scrumage
Magnet City Kids
Mark Brown
Married in Berdichev
Mason Ross
Melissa Moore
Meredith Moore
Mickey Free
Milton Melvin Croissant III
Mincemeat or 10speed
Nate Boyce
Nautical Almanac
Needle Gun
Nobel Lake
Nuclear Power Pants
Olaf Breuning
Peter Glantz
Pleasant Livers
Plural MC
Quiet Hooves
R.M. O’Brien
Rap Dragons
Roto Romo
Rotten Milk Band
Santa Dads
Sewn Leather
Sick Weapons
Silk Flowers
Small Sur
So Percussion
Soft Pink Truth
Something by Dina Kelberman
Talk Normal
Team Robespierre
Teen Girl Fantasy
Teeth Mountain
Thank You
The Creepers
The Degenerettes
The New Flesh
The Title Sounded Better in French (Lola/Anna)
The Woes
Truth Serum
Twin Stumps
Vincent Black Shadow
What Cheer Brigade Marching Band
Witch Hat
Wolf Eyes
Wye Oak
Yoshi Sodeoka
Bands We Forgot
And More!

May the days be bright and clear and the nights dark, dark, dark…

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9 Responses to “Whartscape 2009 as-of-now official info”

  1. Rob Brulinski says:

    whatever happened to keeping last years last day pass??

  2. Dave says:

    Assuming tickets will be available at wham cities website??

  3. Jeff says:

    Assuming they will release a schedule before they sell tickets?

  4. Sam says:

    Assuming Circles vs. Triangles was dropped?

    Also, can we buy tickets in stores like last year, or only online?

  5. Alex Mudge says:

    Since when did Wham become as secretive and as close-to-the-vest with information as the Bush administration?

    I’m trying to get set-times/rough schedule+locations, but my Freedom of Information Act request is being reviewed.

  6. Sam says:

    I don’t think it’s so secretive, as much as last-second-thrown-together. Though I could be wrong.

  7. William says:

    schedules, including set times & venues and all other information will be released monday

  8. randolph says:

    triangles won the war
    it was announced at the deacon 9:30 club show in may

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