A festival of wonder touched down in Hartwood Acres Park on May 27-28, and though the lineup was small, it sure packed a punch.
WonderWorks Music Festival took place in Pittsburgh, PA this past weekend. Its lineup consisted of 24 indie/alternative/folk artists – including some big names, across three stages. The headliners were Hozier on Saturday night, followed by Jason Mraz on Sunday night. Other notable acts include Smallpools, Mt. Joy, Stephen Sanchez, and X Ambassadors.
In addition to the impressive lineup, festival-goers were able to enjoy performances by Pittsburgh locals prior to the main acts, selected in partnership with Pittsburgh residents and Millvale Music Festival. According to the official festival website, “WonderWorks will feature three different stages, an array of local, regional and international food, arts/crafts, activities for all ages and a robust artisan vendor village.”
You can see the full list of artists that performed on each day down below:
“It’s Like The Indie Coachella of Pittsburgh”
In Hartwood Acres Park, thousands of fans gathered to watch artist after artist perform at WonderWorks music festival. Each act was brilliant, all the way to the final performance of each headliner. Whilst standing in the crowd speaking to Pittsburgh locals, one boasted, “[WonderWorks] is like the indie Coachella of Pittsburgh.” They expressed gratitude for the stellar lineup and went on to tell me they bought tickets the second they were released. After all, who can resist attending Hozier’s return to music?
Some notable moments from this past weekend included a surprise feature from Stephen Sanchez singing ‘Honeybee’ with The Head and the Heart on Saturday, and a highly interactive set with Andy Frasco & the Un. Despite some minor technical flaws, WonderWorks put on a clean, enjoyable festival for people of all ages to enjoy. The staff was beyond gracious, the artists were energetic, and the weather was beautiful. All in all, it was an amazing weekend in Pittsburgh, and one I will look forward to year after year.
WonderWorks is part of a line of Wonder festivals, including WonderRoad, WonderBus, and WonderStruck. These fests take place around the United States, hosting thousands of fans in cities like Cleveland and Indianapolis. The lineups boast headlining acts like Weezer (WonderRoad), Khalid (WonderStruck), and Demi Lovato (WonderBus).
If you can’t catch the first Wonder fest of the year, don’t worry. Tickets are still available for the other three fests. Check out the full lineups for each fest + ticketing information on their official websites:
WonderBus (August 25-27 in Columbus, Ohio)
WonderStruck (July 8-9 in Cleveland, Ohio)
WonderRoad (June 17-18 in Indianapolis, Indiana)