Son Volt, Slowdive, The Budos Band and more added to St. Pete's Et Cultura Festival

Add that to Waxahatchee, and EtC is lookin' mighty fine.

click to enlarge Waxahatchee, which plays State Theatre on November 17, 2017 as part of the Et Cultra festival in St. Petersburg, Florida. - GROUND CONTROL TOURING
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Waxahatchee, which plays State Theatre on November 17, 2017 as part of the Et Cultra festival in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Katie Crutchfield's Waxahatchee project (touring in support of a near-perfect new LP, Out in the Storm) was already a good get for Et Cultura, but the St. Pete music, film, art and interactive festival in its second year just upped the ante in a big way.

UPDATE: Day of tickets for individual Et Cultura concerts may be available based on the number of passes sold. “Every one of the venues we’re utilizing has a certain capacity, and that means we have a limited number of passes we can sell,” co-founder Lea Umberger told CL. "Those numbers will affect how many tickets — if any — EtC can sell as the individual shows approach."

Today the festival — happening November 15-19 across several venues —  announced the addition of English rockers Slowdive, Jay Farrar's post-Uncle Tupelo Americana dream band Son Volt and Daptone Records darlings The Budos Band.

The announcement happened at noon, and the website has been updated with more new info including the addition of The Hip Abduction, Ought, Madaila, William Tyler and The Florida Bjorkestra.

Here are a few photos from Et Cultura over the weekend

The festival has also released its daily lineup, which can be seen below a promo video. Another music announcement, where we'll presumably learn about more about additional headlining acts, is set for September 15.

Tickets are available for $75, and more information is available via


Thursday, November 16 at Jannus Live

The Hip Abduction



Thursday, November 16 at State Theatre

Son Volt

William Tyler


Friday, November 17 at Jannus Live

Headliner - TBD


Florida Bjorkestra

Friday, November 17 at State Theatre





Friday, November 17 at Fubar

Loose Talk

+2 more bands

Saturday, November 18 at Jannus Live

Headliner - TBD


Support- TBD

Opener- TBD

Saturday, November 18 at State Theatre


Support- TBD

Opener- TBD

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