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Future Islands, Beach House and Dan Deacon to headline all-Baltimore festival at Pier Six

Future Islands, Beach House and Dan Deacon to headline all-Baltimore festival at Pier Six
The first-ever all-Baltimore Windjammer festival will feature Future Islands, Dan Deacon, Beach House and more. (Handout)

It's the show many Baltimore music fans have dreamed about, but wondered if it would ever take place. Now, it's reality.

On Aug. 29, Future Islands, Beach House and Dan Deacon — three of the most notable acts to emerge from Baltimore in recent years — will perform at Pier Six Pavilion for the first-ever Windjammer festival, organizers Rams Head and Monozine announced on Wednesday morning.

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The all-day, all-Baltimore affair will also include performances by Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Bond Street District (Rapper DDm and producer Paul Hutson) and Romantic States, along with DJ sets from James Nasty, Jason Willett & MC Schmidt, Book of Morrin and Big Party.

Proceeds from the show will benefit Believe in Music, the Baltimore-based music education program for underprivileged city students, according to the announcement. Founded by local musician Kenny Liner (formerly of The Bridge), Believe in Music is a part of the Living Classrooms Foundation.

Tickets ($17 lawn, $27 pavilion) go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at piersixpavilion.com, the venue's box office and ticketfly.com.

The festival's announcement comes at an opportune time for the three headliners. Future Islands' profile continues to rise around the world, thanks to relentless touring behind the breakthrough success of their last album, March 2014's "Singles" (bolstered by the hit, "Seasons (Waiting on You)"). In February, Deacon released his fourth album, "Gliss Riffer." And after more than three years since its last album, Beach House (who last played Baltimore in April 2013) is set to release its fifth album, "Depression Cherry," on Aug. 28, the day before Windjammer.

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