Feb 27, 2024 - Things to Do

Sylvan Esso to bring two-day music festival to Durham Bulls stadium

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 30: (L-R) Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso perform at The Greek Theatre on August 30, 2023 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

Amelia Meath, left, and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso. Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty Images

Sylvan Esso, the Durham-based electronic pop duo made up of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, is bringing a new, two-night music festival called Good Moon to Durham Bulls Athletic Park May 31-June 1.

  • The event will bring in other musical acts such as Fleet Foxes, Dehd and Hippo Campus.

Why it matters: Sylvan Esso, one of the most prominent musical acts to come out of Durham in the past decade, has prioritized creating big musical events in their hometown.

  • In 2022, the band did a three-night stand at the smaller Historic Durham Athletic Park, bringing in artists like Little Brother, Yo La Tengo and Indigo de Souza.
The poster for the Good Moon festival
Illustration: Courtesy of Good Moon

What to expect: In addition to live music, the festival will feature pop-ups from the Durham music label Psychic Hotline and the clothing manufacturer Oxford Pennant.

  • Sylvan Esso hopes to make Good Moon a recurring event, per a spokesperson for the festival.

Weekend passes are on sale now. Individual day passes will be released soon.

  • There will be after parties both nights at the event space with DJ sets from Made of Oak (aka Sanborn) and Suzi Analogue.
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