Norman Music Festival has announced via Facebook that NYC indie-rock band The Walkmen will be headlining NMF4, scheduled for April 28-30. Japanese pop-punk act Peelander-Z also will be playing the main stage.
According to Holly Jones, NMF publicity chair, the approximately 150 local bands playing the festival will be announced in the next week. In all, some 200 musicians will perform on 12 stages.
The festival coordinators are playing coy with the rest of the main stage, as well as the headliner of the second stage.
“We’ll release them as we feel like it,” Jones said. “Probably not in the next week or so.”
She also noted that Facebook and Twitter will be most likely places for news of main-stage bands to break.
“We like to show love to our fans,” Jones said.
The full schedule will be announced in the beginning of April.
The Walkmen last played in the metro in October 2009 at Meacham Auditorium in Norman, while Peelander-Z played The Conservatory last October. —Stephen Carradini