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Carolina Indie Fest Artists Announced!

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

The third annual Carolina Indie Fest returns to downtown Sanford, NC on May 12th and 13th with ten hours of all original rock, glam rock, country, R&B, glitter grunge and more.

Bands will perform on stage at the rear of Hugger Mugger Brewing (229 Wicker Street in Sanford) surrounded by food trucks, beer trucks and crafty vendors. The brewery will be releasing a special festival beer & will be re-releasing a small portion of the beer brewed for

the Fall 2022 festival. Both beers were brewed in collaboration with festival beer sponsor Family Veterinary Mobile Clinic.

Carolina Indie Fest mostly features artists from across North Carolina but some are on tour from as far away as Indiana. All artists are performing an hour of all original music, no covers, and while some bands are signed to a label others are self-promoting in the original Indie music fashion. Hugger Mugger Brewing considered over 1,000 submissions in making decisions on festival performers. The festival puts an emphasis on booking bands with an eclectic mix of genres. Past performers include the Accidentals, Mike Dillon's Punkadelic, Willow Hill, Cliff Wheeler Band, Nitro Nitra and more.

Music kicks off on Friday May 12th at 5pm, a full lineup is available below

For festival questions contact Tim Emmert ( and visit this website for updates and the latest information.

Friday May 12th - Carolina Indie Fest

5pm The Five Nines - Rock and roll straight from the belly of Sanford, NC

6:15pm Paleface - Brilliant songwriter and touring Indie legends

7:30pm Hustle Souls - Soulful rock and R&B grooves out of Asheville, NC

8:45pm The Pseudo Cowboys - Raleigh-based band channeling 70s style rock

Saturday May 13th - Carolina Indie Fest

3pm Rhinestone Pickup Truck - Garage rock band from a self-styled Appalachian “glitter grunge” artist Camp Culture - Psychedelic rock out of the Midwest

4:15pm Camp Culture - Psychedelic rock out of the Midwest

5:30pm Haley Mae Campbell - Charleston, SC based Campbell is a country music up-and-comer whose music has been streamed over 20 million times on Spotify alone

6:45pm Mom Rock - Named the 2022 Hot Band by Rolling Stone magazine, Mom Rock brings powerful pop sounds and energy to the stage

8pm Blood Red River - A self-described action adventure band with surf, garage, punk, blues & rockabilly influences

9:15pm Regence - Alternative rock with a big sound out of Charlotte, NC

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