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Crazy Eight: Treefort Announces First Round of 2019 Festival Acts

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Boise is still YouTubing how to carve a turkey, but Treefort season already looms large. On Thursday morning, the festival dropped the names of 71 acts that have been confirmed for the eighth-annual event, which will take place March 20-24, 2019, in venues across downtown Boise.

Many of the performers are familiar touring acts that have previously come through Boise—Bad Bad Hats, Y La Bamba and Delicate Steve come to mind—while a few, like Dan Deacon and Angelique Kidjo's Remain in Light, reliably put on huge, barn-burner shows.

Here's what's on tap:

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Anemone
Angelique Kidjo’s Remain In Light
Bad Bad Hats
Bed.
Billy Moon
Bitch’n
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Black Mountain
Blushh
Caroline Rose
Cedric Burnside
CHAI
CMMNWLTH
Cumulus
Cy Dune
Dan Deacon
Dandu
Delicate Steve
Dentist
Divide and Dissolve
Doe
Ekali
Farao
Federale
Fruit & Flowers
Joshy Soul
Karen Meat
Kathleen Williams
KOLARS
Laura Veirs
Liz Phair
Low
MAITA
Mandolin Orange
Mason Waters
Mattson 2
Messimer
Mike Krol
Motherhood
Møtrik
Mt. Joy
Naked Giants
Prism Bitch
Qais Essar
Ric Wilson
Ripe
Rituals of Mine
Rubblebucket
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Sh8peshifter
Slow Caves
Spooky Mansion
Stepbrothers
Styles in Black
Summer Cannibals
Sweet Spirit
The Bright Light Social Hour
The French Tips
The Muckers
The Suffers
The Total Bettys
Toro Y Moi
Vertical Scratchers
Waker
Wilderado
Y La Bamba

This morning's announcement came with significant teases from the festival's ancillary "forts." Comedy Fort will be headlined by Jackie Kashian and Yedoye Travis; Solar Roadways will make an appearance at Hackfort; stop-motion Lego video producer Jared Jacobs and Jack and the Dragon by Oregon Shadow Theatre will be at Kidfort; Storyfort will bring in novelists Tommy Orange and Jamie Fort; and Yogafort will host electronic musician East Forest and international yoga instructor Christi Christensen.

An important note on 2019 passes: As of Nov. 15, ticket prices have increased. For a breakdown of what that means for the various levels of access, check out our post here.