Jack Antonoff of Bleachers performs.

All Things Go 2024

SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2024
COLUMBIA, MD

THE SHORT VERSION

All Things Go attempts to pull off two festivals in two cities in one weekend with very similar, notably queer lineups.

All Things Go is celebrating its tenth year, and in that time, the festival has morphed from one that sees 5,000 people to 40,000, and now for the first time in 2024, to two festivals in a single weekend: one in Maryland and one in New York. 

In Columbia, Md., the festival will remain in its original venue, the Merriweather Post Pavilion, where three dozen artists ranging from cultural giants Hozier and Janelle Monáe to indie darlings Soccer Mommy and Indigo De Souza will play on two stages.  (If you want to see all the headliners without moving an inch, you can plant yourself at the pavilion the venue is named for, which has standing room, seats, and plenty of lawn to stretch out on.)

All Things Go’s inaugural New York City festival will be a smaller affair with just 16 artists, at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, and the two festivals will share many of the same performers. Renée Rapp,  Janelle Monáe, Ethel Cain, Julien Baker and Chappell Roan, who are also slated to perform in Maryland, will headline, along with MUNA, who will only play in NYC. Forest Hills is also the home of the US Open, so be sure to bring two friends and start preparing your “Challengers” cosplay now. 

All Things Go is leaning into its queer reputation, stating in a press release that the “female and non-binary-focused lineup, [underscores] All Things Go’s steadfast commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive spaces within the music community.”  The release went on to say: “some artists and fans have given ATG loving and cheeky nicknames, including ‘Gay-chella,’ ‘All Things Gay,’ and ‘Lesbopalooza.’” Right on.

“Born online in 2006, All Things Go music festival began as a music blog started by four childhood friends,” we wrote in our 2023 preview of the festival. “Pulling its name from Sufjan Stevens’s song ‘Chicago, the blog wrote about indie and rock music for a few years, expanding its staff as it gained more name recognition. In 2011, the founding friends decided to try their hand at live stage production, ramping up again and again until All Things Go became what it is today … (The blog, it seems, has fallen to the wayside.)” For more background on the festival, read the rest of our 2023 preview here

The Specs

  • 40,000 people attended in 2023, the largest crowd the festival has seen since launching in 2014. 
  • All Things Go is officially sold out for 2024, however, you can find tickets on alternative ticket marketplaces. 
  • Columbia, Maryland is just a short drive away from Baltimore. Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to the best things to do in the city here.

FAQs

Where does the festival take place?

Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, and Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NYC.

What’s the best way to get there?

The best way to get to the festival is by car, as festival tickets include parking passes, however, if you’re traveling from out of state, Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is a short twenty-minute drive from the venue. Forest Hills Stadium is easily accessible by the NYC subway system, however, it’s also in between two major airports: JFK and LaGuardia. 

Are there any age restrictions?

No, All Things Go is an all-ages event. 

Is the festival ADA-accessible? 

According to the festival’s official site, “Patrons requesting special accommodations for medications and medical devices should contact the venue, 410-715-5550 or [email protected] in advance, or speak to the Security Supervisor at their gate of entry.”

Who’s on this year’s lineup?

Maryland: Laufey with the Kennedy Center Orchestra, Bleachers, Hozier, Reneé Rap, Conan Gray, Janelle Monáe, Remi Wolf, Ethel Cain, Julien Baker, Chappell Roan, Maren Morris, The Japanese House, Michael Kiwanuka, Maisie Peters, Briston Maroney, Sammy Rae & The Friends, Mannequin Pussy, Indigo De Souza, Grentperez, Rachel Chinouriri, Wasia Project, Annie DiRusso, Allison Ponthier, Oliver Malcolm, Holly Humberstone, David Kushner, Del Water Gap, Flipturn, Soccer Mommy, Medium Build, Blondshell, Lola Young, Infinity Song, Towa Bird, Sadurn and Abby Roberts. 

New York: Reneé Rap, MUNA, Chappell Roan, Janelle Monáe, Ethel Cain, Julien Baker, Coco & Clair Clair, Maisie Peters, Samia, Mannequin Pussy, Indigo De Souza, Annie DiRusso, Holly Humberstone, Del Water Gap, Soccer Mommy and Towa Bird.

Posters

All Things Go Music Festival 2024 Lineup : r/indieheads

 

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BY Emily Frantz