Breakaway Music Festival organizers call its return to MAPFRE Stadium, home of the Columbus Crew SC, a “tremendous leap forward” and a “triumphant return”. The two-day, outdoor music event including headlining and up-and-coming artists that breakaway from traditional music genres will take place Sept. 1-2, 2017.
Coming off the heels of the highly-hyped performance by headliner Chance The Rapper in 2016, the festival was attended by over 20,000 and received accolades on its well-balanced bill which included Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug, Dillon Francis, RL Grime and 21 additional acts (not including the 20+ Silent Disco performers).
“Breakaway in 2016 exceeded our expectations and we felt it was only fitting to bring it back to MAPFRE Stadium (where the event was birthed in 2013),” said Zach Ruben, co-founder of Prime Social Group. “This allows for enhanced amenities including easy parking, quality restroom facilities and on-brand food and beverage options. The options for production enhancements are almost limitless as well.”
“MAPFRE Stadium is proud to host the festival’s return,” said Andy Loughnane, president of business operations for Columbus Crew SC. “Breakaway is a fast-growth event in a fast-growth market and the Columbus summer music scene will close with a strong two-day lineup over Labor Day weekend.”
Breakaway Music Festival made its debut in 2013 at MAPFRE Stadium then re-emerged in 2016 at the adjacent Ohio Expo Center Fairgrounds. In addition to today’s announcement of Breakaway Columbus, festival organizers are proud to expand the brand to Grand Rapids for the first ever Breakaway Michigan.
Early bird ticketing begins Friday, April 14, at 12 PM EST. Two-day early bird tickets start at $70 for GA, $130 for VIP. To become a part of the Breakaway Music Festival fan club and receive offers on club shows and festivals throughout the year, visit www.primesocial.com/newsletter. Visit www.breakawayfestival.com and follow @breakawayfest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates!
About: Breakaway Music Festival is proudly presented by Prime Social Group. Prime Social Group is based in Columbus, OH, founded by Zach Ruben and Adam Lynn. The “Breakaway” brand is one of over 16 festivals produced annually by the fast-growing company. In 2016, Prime Social Group produced and promoted club shows in 15 stateside cities and 5 countries.