The second edition of the Maine‘s 8123 Fest is happening next January.
The band has been pretty quiet about the lineup, but they just revealed a very special guest will be playing a side show.
The second 8123 Fest will take place during three days—January 18, 19 and 20, 2019—in Phoenix, Arizona.
On the first day, The Maine will perform a special set of songs chosen by fans. The main day is January 19, when the festival is happening. The Maine already announced they will be playing their first record, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, in full for the first and only time. The band will do a free meet and great with fans on the last day, January 20.
Plus, they will be joined by eight special guest bands, which are yet to be announced.
Did you think that was enough? They clearly don’t, because the band are announcing a 8123 Fest side show on Sunday, Jan. 20.
Arizona pop rockers This Century will reunite specially for the show. The band’s original lineup will get together to play 2011’s Sound of Fire in full. Not only that, but they will also be joined by some special guests.
IT’S HAPPENING ? Did you miss us? All 4 boys playing Sound of Fire. This is going to be one for the books… Get your tickets while you still can and let’s have some fun!https://t.co/0fyFXVXoy7 pic.twitter.com/Cntzu6MiPP
— This Century (@thiscentury) August 17, 2018
The Maine started teasing the festival on July 1 when the band took to Twitter to share a photo of a golden skull with a mysterious caption. “The countdown begins,” it read, The next day, they shared a picture on a cactus in a golden bucket to their Instagram.
The posts got us thinking that they were about to reveal the second 8123 Fest was coming because of a January episode of the Maine’s 8123 podcast featuring Eric Halvorsen.
During the conversation, Halvorsen talked to the guys about A Rocket To The Moon’s reunion performance at the first-ever 8123 fest, which happened on Jan. 21, 2016 to celebrate the Maine’s 10 years as a band.
What struck us about the conversation was Kirch’s response to what Halvorsen had to say:
“We would love to have you guys play at the next fest,” Kirch replies. “We’ll see if you can make it happen by then.”