Flaming Lips, Son Lux, Arrested Development to perform in extensive Granfalloon lineup
For Immediate Release
Feb 9, 2023
This news release was updated on June 6, 2023, after the keynote reading by author Meg Cabot was postponed.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Music by the Flaming Lips, Son Lux and Arrested Development, as well as a keynote reading by author Ted Chiang, will be part of the fourth Granfalloon, an annual celebration of art, ideas and community inspired by Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Presented by the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council, Granfalloon 2023 takes place June 7 to 11, with a number of pre-festival events planned in the weeks prior. Music and theater performances, readings, talks, exhibits, film screenings, interactive activities and more will take place at numerous venues on the IU Bloomington campus and throughout the city.
Several events, including the main-stage concert on Kirkwood Avenue, will be free and open to the general public. The event lineup and partner and supporter information for the festival can be found on the Granfalloon website. Tickets for ticketed events will be available March 22.
Grammy Award-winning band the Flaming Lips will headline the main-stage show June 10 in downtown Bloomington, along with Grammy Award-winning hip-hop trailblazers Arrested Development. Son Lux, the Oscar-nominated composers for “Everything, Everywhere All at Once,” will perform June 9 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The experimental band is led by Jacobs School of Music alumnus Ryan Lott.
The festival celebrates local excellence in the arts and will host a number of nationally recognized guest artists with ties to the Bloomington arts scene, including a trio of performances led by music producer Mark Bingham that will highlight acts of historical significance in the Bloomington music scene, which he is a veteran of.
Additional programming partners from campus include IU Auditorium, IU Cinema, IU Theatre and the Lilly Library. Additional programming partners from the community include the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Downtown Bloomington Inc., The Bluebird Nightclub, The Bishop Bar, The Orbit Room, Blockhouse Bar, Morgenstern’s Books, WFHB and Gallery Walk Bloomington.