2012 marks the third edition of NEON MARSHMALLOW'S flagship festival taking place in Chicago. As always, the line-up is going to be filled with the bi-polar genre cross-pollination we are know for. From pop to punk, ambient to acid house, be prepared to party.
This years event will be held at the intimate & popular Burlington (3425 W. Fullerton Avenue). Boasting an incredible sound system and a cavern like show space, the venues backroom will be handling the live sets while the always fun front room features DJ sets all night.

The only guaranteed way to obtain access to the entire event is purchase an ALL ACCESS PASS & FULL INFO (AVAILABLE HERE).

The ALL ACCESS PASS includes the following:
MP3s by Windbreaker, Running, Ryley Walker & more. With purchase you will also receive:
- guaranteed access to the private four day festival
- access to an hour open bar hosted by PBR on all four nights



Windbreaker (Lazer Crystal, Seehrs | Chicago, IL)
Guardian Alien (Thrill Jockey | NYC, Baltimore, MD)
Dolores Dewberry (Apop, Nihilist | Minneapolis, MN)
Trevor de Brauw (Pelican | Chicago, IL)

Container (Spectrum Spools/Editions MEGO | Providence, RI)
Julian Lynch (Olde English Spelling Bee, Underwater Peoples | Madison, WI)
MV & EE (Ecstatic Peace | Brattleboro, VT)
Three Legged Race (Arbor, Hair Police | Lextington, KY)

Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, Ecstatic Peace, Matador | NYC)
Supreme Cuts (Dovecote Records | Chicago, IL)
Hush Arbors (Thrill Jockey, Ecstatic Peace | Charlottesville, VA)
Ryley Walker (Plustapes | Chicago, IL)

Running (Permanent Records, Captcha | Chicago, IL)
John Moloney & Thurston Moore Duo (Sunburned Hand of Man, Sonic Youth | NYC)
Call Of The Wild (Kemado | NYC)
Dick Vain (The Ponys, Bare Mutants | Chicago, IL)


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To officially get things underway, Trevor de Brauw of Chicago's heavy hitters Pelican will create soothing & pummeling high caliber dark ambient drones. To keep the brooding alive Minneapolis based audio-weirdo Dolres Dewberry will be attacking everyone's ears with her assault on audio. Following that will be the the always psychedelic weirdo crew, Guardian Alien. To end the night in stomping fashion will be Windreaker, blending a unique combination of analog mayhem blending acid house, techno and electro. Friday will pick things up with the electronic static of Three Legged Race. The psychic folk explorations of MV & EE will help move the night along, while Julian Lynch's unique brand of drone and pop will help set the tone for the night's last set. To end the evening will be the pumping beats of Container. Stripping the elements of techno & noise to create new & unique dance beats. On Saturday night we are please to welcome back the guitar stylings of NEON MARSHMALLOW alum, Ryley Walker (NYC 2011). Next up is the loose pysch-folk project Hush Arbors, who will be sending ghost vibes & ripples through your mind. Thurston Moore is one of the most important artists to emerge in the last 40+ years. From his early work with Sonic Youth comprising post-punk and no wave to the alternative and indie rock that they are most know for. He has been a pioneer and on Saturday you will see why. Supreme Cuts will cap the night off by blurring the lines between hip-hop, dubstep & beyond. The final evening will begin with a set by Dick Vain, the latest project headed by The Pony's frontman Jered Gummere. Brooklyn based heavy punk lords Call Of The Wild will be making waves before Thurston Moore & John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of Man) collaborate. Ending the night & festival will be Chicago's own Running, true wild-childs.