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XPoNential Music Festival Guide

July 20, 2012

Reposted from Examiner. For more on the XPoNential Music Festival visit Examiner Events

The XPoNential Music Festival is finally here. This weekend, July 20-22nd, WXPN will host their annual festival at Wiggins Park in NJ, along with headliners; Counting Crows and Wilco, at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. There are still tickets left for the 3 day festival so join the fun and catch some amazing acts. Check out our guide to the XPoNential Festival for transportation options, performance line-up and some great tips.

Location: Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ. Across the Delaware River from downtown Philadelphia, at  Mickle Blvd. & Riverside Drive. Visit the Wiggins Park website here. For Google Map directions from Ben Franklin Bridge visit this link.
Gates Open to Wiggns Park at 5pm on Friday July 20th and 11:30 Saturday and Sunday.

Public Transportation:
By Train
By Bus
By Subway
Riverlink Ferry

Parking: Available at daily rates set by the lot operators. For more transportation and parking suggestions visit www.camdenwaterfront.com

Performance Schedule:
FRIDAY
City Rain
From: Philadelphia, PA
Time: 5:30
Stage: Marina
Genre: Electro Pop

The Lumineers
From: Denver, CO
Time: 6:10 pm
Stage: Marina
Genre: Folk Rock

War On Drugs
From: Philadelphia, PA
Time: 6:55 pm
Stage: River
Genre: Rock

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
From: Chicago, IL
Time: 7:45 pm
Stage: Marina
Genre: Post-Punk Soul

Dawes
From: North Hills, CA
Time: 8:35 pm
Stage: River
Genre: American Soul

Ozomatli
From: Los Angeles, CA
Time:9:40 pm
Stage: Marina
Genre: Latin-Funk/Hip-hop

The Hold Steady
From: Brooklyn, NY
Time: 10:30 pm
Stage: River
Genre: Rock

There are a few things that are prohibited at festivals so bring cash for food and beverages if you don’t want to deal with proper “glassware”, although coolers are allowed but will be inspected thoroughly. You can not smoke on festival grounds but there are designated areas outside of the festival. Here are a list of things you can bring and things you should bring to make your experience more enjoyable.

Suggested Check List
Sunblock!
Hat
Comfortable footwear
CASH
dress appropriately. (cooler the better)
Cell Phone
Check out my Festival App article for “The best apps for your music festival experience”.

XPN’s Check List
Blankets
Low-back chairs permitted in designated areas
Rain umbrellas (small, personal size only)
Personal/non-professional cameras (no detachable lenses)
Strollers
Personal snacks
Non-alcoholic beverages in plastic containers (SBC only allows water in plastic containers)
Coolers (subject to inspection)
Cell phones are allowed, but as a courtesy to artists and other patrons, we ask that you please turn your phones off during performances

Prohibited Items:
Glass containers of any kind
Beach or Golf Umbrellas and Tents
High-back chairs
Professional cameras with detachable telescopic lenses
Alcoholic beverages from outside the festival – (Beer and food will be available for purchase at the festival. New Jersey state law requires that you must be at least 21, and you must present valid and acceptable ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.)
Audio and video recording devices
Pets, except service dogs
Smoking on the Festival grounds
Illegal drugs
Weapons of any sort (firearms, knives of any kind, explosives, etc.)
Projectiles of any sort
Laser pointers

Some Heat Precautions: Be sure to stay hydrated and take advantage of the misting tents that will be set up around the XPoNential festival. Don’t over exert yourself and take lots of breaks. Drink responsibly, as alcohol can dehydrate you very quickly.

Stay tuned for the Saturday line-up for the XPoNential Festival at Wiggins Park and my Friday review. See you at the festival.
For more pictures and comments during the festival, follow me on:
Twitter: @iahemingway
My Blog: ItAintHemingway.com

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