Is For Lovers Announces Performers For 7 Summer Shows


Traveling punk and emo festival Is For Lovers is back for the third time in the summer of 2024, with seven shows across the country, featuring a mix of long-time Is For Lovers favorites and newcomers to the loop.

Joining founding band Hawthorne Heights are returners Yellowcard, Underoath and Thursday. New additions for 2024 include The All-American Rejects, Movements, Finch, Turnover and Armor For Sleep.

“We are happy to be back in 2024, soaking up the summer sun with these bands and fans, most of who have been shedding and shredding tears with us since 2004,” JT Woodruff, Hawthorne Heights’ vocalist and co-founder of the Is For Lovers Festival. “While each show has a wildly different feel, we think it’s important to celebrate the local and regional attractions at each date. Is For Lovers Festival is designed to put the fan in a Time Machine, and transport them back to the most vibrant years of their lives. We try to make it an easy day spent in beautiful locations with bands that helped shape who they are. Hawthorne Heights is excited to be outside, setting up tents, loading gear, singing these songs, and personally spending time with our fans.”

Newly added Is For Lovers Festival locations for 2024 include West Virginia Is For Lovers, Pop’s Is For Lovers in Sauget, Ill., and the first Los Angeles-based outpost for the festival (California Is For Lovers).

See the lineups, dates and locations below.

Last year’s Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers grossed $453,690 on 5,411 tickets, a sellout at Harvey’s, according to Pollstar Boxoffice reports.

Is For Lovers Festival dates and line-ups:
June 22 – Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers – Harveys (Lake Tahoe, CA): The All-American Rejects,
Movements, Hawthorne Heights, The Starting Line, Finch, Armor For Sleep, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Free Throw, with additional special guests to be announced soon.

July 13 – West Virginia Is For Lovers – GoMart Ballpark (Charleston, WV): Underoath,
Hawthorne Heights, Thursday, Anberlin, Armor For Sleep, Emery, This Wild Life

July 20 – OBX Is For Lovers – Roanoke Island Festival Park (Manteo, NC): Motion City
Soundtrack, Hawthorne Heights, Thursday, Less Than Jake, Armor For Sleep, This Wild Life

July 27 – Pop’s Is For Lovers – Pop’s (Sauget, IL): Hawthorne Heights, Thursday, Anberlin, Armor For Sleep, Stick To Your Guns, This Wild Life

August 24 – Iowa Is For Lovers – Harrah’s Stir Cove (Council Bluffs, IA): Yellowcard, State
Champs, Hawthorne Heights, Armor For Sleep, Emery, This Wild Life, Action/Adventure

August 31 – California Is For Lovers – The Torch at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA): Hawthorne Heights, Saosin, Finch, Anberlin, Bilmuri, Cartel, Armor For Sleep, Stick To Your Guns, This Wild Life, boycomma, New Aesthetic, plus more special guests

September 7 – Ohio Is For Lovers – Riverbend Music Center (Cincinnati, OH): Hawthorne
Heights, Hot Mulligan, Silverstein, Senses Fail, The Devil Wears Prada, Anberlin, Arrows in
Action, Emery, Snarls, Maura Weaver, Knuckle Puck, Real Friends, Movements, The Wonder
Years, Turnover, For Your Health, Maura Weaver, Slow Joy, Leggy, Touchdown Jesus, Raging Nathans, Saturday’s At Your Place, Glassworld