Spring is in the air, and with it, summer festival announcements. Summerfest has already announced a handful of Marcus Amphitheater headliners (including Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Def Fucking Leppard), and a date has been set for the 9th annual Burnhearts/Pabst Street Party (June 25). Now, a new name is ready to enter the ever-expanding summer festival ring: Tasty Fest, the inaugural festival from Milwaukee-based DIY music label Tasty Tapes, has just announced both its existence and its lineup. And oh boy, that lineup is a doozy. Here it is, in alphabetical order:

Antler House
The Bang Bang
Body Futures
Brat Sounds
Faux Fiction
The Grovelers
Indonesian Junk
Lunar Bedrooms
Mortgage Freeman
No No Yeah Okay
The Old Prospectors
The Pukes
The Rashita Joneses
Sat. Nite Duets
Slow Walker
Surgeons In Heat
The Young Revelators

The delectable four-day blowout will take place Thursday, June 2 at Riverwest Public House; Friday, June 3 at Linneman’s; Saturday, June 4 at Mad Planet; and Sunday, June 5 at Mad Planet. Milwaukee Record is a co-sponsor of Tasty Fest, so stay tuned for individual venue lineups.

Tasty Tapes was created in 2015 by Phil Hoge and Jeff Grabo, who were looking for a home for their bands Filter Free Rodeo and The Rashita Joneses. With Tasty Fest, the duo is clearly looking to spread the good word about their label—and giving Milwaukee a chance to see some of its best local artists over the course of one weekend is a hell of a way to do it. $15 weekend passes are currently on sale now.

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Matt Wild
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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.