Hampdenfest Details Announced

After a brief scare, Hamdenfest is all set to go for Saturday, Sept. 20, a week later than originally planned, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Atomic Books owner Benn Ray, one of the festival's organizers, sent us some details about the event, which will again include the famous toilet bowl races, a stellar lineup of bands, and the introduction of a new spectacle, "Hampden's Got Talent" (auditions at Frazier's on the Avenue Sept. 6) and a kids stage, curated by Kevin Sherry. Union Craft Brewing and the Brewer's Art will supply the beer. Here's the schedule for the three stages, curated by Ray:

ATOMIC BOOKS STAGE (36th and Falls Rd.)

11:15: Short Notice
12:00: Wet Brain

1:00: Second Best Westerns (ex Double Dagger, Chester Stacey)

5:00: Big Mouth

6:00: Judge Mental

THE AVENUE  STAGE (36th in front of Bank of America)

12:00: Hampdenfest Fashion Show

4:00: Hampden's Got Talent

5:00: Raindeer

6:00: SPECIAL GUESTS to be announced on Sept. 18 

CHESTNUT STAGE (36th St. and Chestnut)

1:00: The Stents

6:00: Kurt Deemer Band