Fusion Shows kept fans involved in guessing the Bled Fest lineup from the daily Facebook and Twitter contests to questions on Tumblr until the day it was released on March 1st. Now, tickets and the full 70-band list, almost half made up of local Michigan acts, are available.
Two Michigan bands are reuniting for one-off performances at Bled Fest. Progressive-metalcore band Endeavors from Livingston County had their final show at the Howell Opera House in September 2013. In late February the band wrote on their Facebook, "It's official. We will be reuniting at Bled Fest 2014 in Hartland, MI this May for one last time." The final tour of sosaveme was in April 2013. The Owosso indie rock band called it quits after eight years, five releases, and several tours.
Main acts at the fest include Title Fight, The Menzingers, Man Overboard, Bane, Fireworks, Hawthorne Heights (playing their 2004 record "The Silence in Black and White" in its entirety), Citizen, Transit, and The Flatliners. Bands will be playing at several stages inside the Hartland Performing Arts Center, with the main stage set up in the gymnasium, and band and local sponsor merchandise will be available for purchase in other hallways.
Bled Fest starts at 11:30am on Saturday, May 24 at 9525 Highland Road Howell, MI 48843. Tickets are available online at FusionShows.com, starting at $25 for general admission or $65/80 for a VIP package. Local ticket outlets include Hartland Community Education in Hartland Township, UHF Records in Royal Oak, Flat Black and Circular in East Lansing, and Vertigo Music in Grand Rapids.