LIVE REVIEW: Landmark Music Festival 2015

September 30. 2015 | By Timothy Toda

Manchester Orchestra @ Landmark Music Festival-1Manchester Orchestra

The inaugural Landmark Music Festival took place just next to the gorgeous Potomac River in the middle of Washington DC.

Tucked in between the FDR Memorial and the Potomac River, the inaugural Landmark Music Festival took place for two days during the last weekend of September. With headliners Drake, The Strokes, and Alt-J, the park was populated with concert goers from all over the East Coast.

Alt-J @ Landmark Music Festival-6Alt-J @ Landmark Music Festival-15Alt-J

From the company that brings Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza to life, the weekend was well-organized with staff and security welcoming guests with open arms. With a nonprofit setup and organized to power behind this music festival, ten percent of the proceeds went to Trust for the National Mall, benefiting to the repair of the National Mall right next to the gorgeous venue.

Perhaps it was the weather, time of the year, or the relaxing city, but many of the guests seem to be much more relaxed than what you would expect at a typical summer music festival. Listening to Daughter while reading a book, and taking a nap beside the Potomac River were just the few activities concert goers did during the weekend. However, the highlight of the weekend was none other than The Strokes.

The Strokes @ Landmark Music Festival-1The Strokes

The festival ended on a high note—performing a couple rare songs such as “Killing Lies” and “You’re So Right,” and even announcing their future plans to go back to the studio. There was no doubt guests could not have had a better closer to the inaugural Landmark Music Festival.

Here’s some photographic highlights:

Alt-J @ Landmark Music Festival-17Alt-J

Albert Hammond Jr. @ Landmark Music Festival-1Albert Hammond Jr

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Ben Howard @ Landmark Music Festival-2Ben Howard

Chromeo @ Landmark Music Festival-1Chromeo @ Landmark Music Festival-5Chromeo @ Landmark Music Festival-2Chromeo

CHVRCHES @ Landmark Music Festival-1CHVRCHES @ Landmark Music Festival-10CHVRCHES @ Landmark Music Festival-14Chvrches

Erik Hassle @ Landmark Music Festival-1Erik Hassle

Ex Hex @ Landmark Music Festival-9Ex Hex @ Landmark Music Festival-6Ex Hex @ Landmark Music Festival-10Ex Hex

Hiss Golden Messenger @ Landmark Music Festival-8Hiss Golden Messenger @ Landmark Music Festival-14Hiss Golden

In The Valley Below @ Landmark Music Festival-4In The Valley Below @ Landmark Music Festival-10In the Valley

Lord Huron @ Landmark Music Festival-14Lord Huron @ Landmark Music Festival-16Lord Huron

Manchester Orchestra @ Landmark Music Festival-4Manchester Orchestra

Miguel @ Landmark Music Festival-5Miguel @ Landmark Music Festival-11Miguel

The Joy Formidable @ Landmark Music Festival-9The Joy Formidable @ Landmark Music Festival-5The Joy Formidable

The London Souls @ Landmark Music Festival-1The London Souls @ Landmark Music Festival-2The London Souls

The Strokes @ Landmark Music Festival-13The Strokes @ Landmark Music Festival-2The Strokes @ Landmark Music Festival-8The Strokes @ Landmark Music Festival-5The Strokes

Twin Shadow @ Landmark Music Festival-8Twin Shadow @ Landmark Music Festival-7Twin Shadow

US Royalty @ Landmark Music Festival-4US Royalty @ Landmark Music Festival-2US Royalty

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