EVENT PREVIEW: All Things Go Fall Classic 2016 (Oct. 8th, Washington DC)

all things go fall classic 2016

As one of the District’s most respected and polished music blogs, All Things Go has been putting together some of the area’s best musical festivals lately. Past headliners at the Fall Classic have included Kygo, The Knocks, Future Islands, and Tove Lo.

This year is no exception: electronica heavyweights Empire of the Sun and Passion Pit head up the list, while Maryland rhymer Ace Cosgrove brings the local love. Here’s a lineup breakdown for you.

Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun

What to Expect: Anthemic singalongs; an otherworldly stage show with theatrics dialed up to 11. See: “Alive.”

Passion PitPassion Pit

What to Expect: Heart-on-sleeve electro-pop with psychedelic flavors. See: “Carried Away.”

Sylvan EssoSylvan Esso

What to Expect: Intimate, hypnotic folktronica. See: “Coffee.”

Christine and The Queens
Christine and The Queens

What to Expect: Angular and artful synth-pop, en français. See: “Tilted.”

Bishop BriggsBishop Briggs

What to Expect: Equal measures of 808 beats, R&B-flavored vocals, and folk. See: “Wild Horses.”

POP ETC
POP ETC

What to Expect: Hook-laden tunes that strike a balance between Eighties new-wave and modern indie. See: “What Am I Becoming?

Sofi TukkerSofi Tukker

What to Expect: Funky jungle and guitar loops over a bedrock of house beats, and tunes that take themselves just as seriously as they should (not very). See: “Awoo.”

Ace Cosgrove
Ace Cosgrove

What to Expect: Cleverly off-beat, intelligent alt-hip-hop with a decided Nineties SoCal flavorplenty of hometown shout-outs. See: “Summer Breeze.”


Tickets for the All Things Go Fall Classic 2016 are available through Eventbrite. Hit the All Things Go festival site for more information.