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Summer's hottest ticket? Free Press Summer Fest ducats selling at record rate thanks to new lineup

Summer's hottest ticket? Free Press Summer Fest ducats selling at record rate thanks to new lineup

Less than a week after revealing the full lineup for the fifth annual Free Press Summer Festival, organizers of the big music fest say passes are selling at a "record rate" and that promotional presale prices are expected to expire fast. 

It's no wonder: FPSF has assembled acts as diverse as Houston, including punk rock legends Iggy and the Stooges, recently-reunited electropop group The Postal Service, sultry singer-songwriter Cat Power and local rappers The Geto Boys, plus dozens more (and allegedly surprises to come). 

That alone is enough swag to put the Bayou City on the music festival map. Add the best of local food, cold drinks, interactive art, sweltering heat and downtown views along the banks of Buffalo Bayou and you've got summertime embodied. 

Have you been living under a rock? Mark your calendar for June 1 and 2 and find the full 2013 lineup below: 

The Postal Service
BASSNECTAR
Iggy Pop and the Stooges
Passion Pit
TV on the Radio
Calvin Harris
Alabama Shakes
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Of Monsters and Men
Arctic Monkeys
Gogol Bordello
Social Distortion
2 Chainz
Cat Power
Geto Boys
The Head and The Heart
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Matt & Kim
Borgore
Dawes
Mavis Staples
The Bronx
Paul Banks (from Interpol)
SOJA
JAPANDROIDS
Chairlift
The Mavericks
Mord Fustang
Devin the Dude
Baroness
Los Amigos Invisibles
Vintage Trouble
Savoy
Machine Gun Kelly
Super Mash Bros
Milo Greene
Half Moon Run
The Octopus Project
The Men
Ume
Kitty Pryde
Quad City DJ's
The Beans
Blackmarket Syndicate
Deep Cuts
Showers
Otenki
Forced FEM
Orents Stirner
Infinite Apaches
Chin Xaou Ti Won
Mikey & the Drags
Hello Chief
A SEA ES
UZOY
The Niceguys
Midnight Norma Lane
Nick Greer & The G's
TRVP LORDZ ft. BUDA LOVE
Young Mammals
DJ SUN
RIVERS
American Fangs
Snow In Texas
Ashes Of Babylon

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Free Press Summer Festival announced its 2013 lineup last week, and promotional presale tickets are already nearly sold out.  Free Press Summer Fest
Iggy and the Stooges, band, concert, Free Press Summer Fest
Iggy & the Stooges is just one of the fifth annual festival's big draws.  MontreuxJazzLive.com
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Iggy and the Stooges, band, concert, Free Press Summer Fest