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80/35 Music Festival Breaks Record for Number of Attendees

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The 80/35 Music Festival set a record for the most attendees ever at the event.

There were more than 36,000 people who walked through the gates on Friday and Saturday combined. Last year, there were roughly 30,000.

Organizers say there are two primary reasons for the increase in admission. First, a great lineup headlined by Weezer and Wilco. Second, the festival was moved back a week from Fourth of July weekend, which encouraged more people to attend.