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Bands announced for Cornerstone Festival 2009
February 25, 2009, 9:15 pm
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Gwen Stacy, Cornerstone Festival 2008

Gwen Stacy, Cornerstone Festival 2008

Here is a link to the list of the bands and artists confirmed so far for this summer’s Cornerstone Festival. According to the website, there are more bands to be announced. Get excited! It looks to be an amazing line-up once again.

Cornerstone Festival 2009

I found the above photograph on the Cornerstone Festival website. I was at this Gwen Stacy show at last year’s festival, and you can see a couple of my friends in the picture.

Here are some of the bands I am excited to see at this year’s festival:

Advent

This band puts on a high energy performance every time I see them. Passion for music and their faith rips through each song exciting the crowd. Also, they plan to release their new album at the festival.

Bradley Hathaway

Last year’s festival was the first time I listened to his actual music. I had heard his poetry before, and wasn’t particularly planning on going to see his show. I happened upon his show by mistake, and fell in love with the raw emotion pouring out of each song. Also, the banjos were a nice change from the week of hardcore breakdowns and circle pits. I mean don’t get me wrong, I live for a good breakdown.

The Devil Wears Prada

I was disappointed that this band didn’t play last year, but I did get to see them a couple months ago at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. This metalcore band is exciting live, and I can’t wait to see them under the big tent. Also,they have a new album coming out, and I can’t wait to hear how they are going to top Plagues, their latest album.

For Today

I got to see them last year at the festival, and I have to say these guys are just as good speaking about their faith as they are playing metal riffs. The way they take a stand about their beliefs, they truly are the epitome of a Christian hardcore band. Also, they have a new album coming out.

Gwen Stacy

I think I saw them play about three times last year at the festival. This is a band that lights the crowd on fire. Everyone is moving, whether in the pit or trying to flee from the pit, people are moving.

War of Ages

I have seen this hardcore/metal band numerous of times, and each time they deliver a solid performance that gets the crowd pumped.

Underoath

I was also disappointed that this band didn’t play last year. I got to see them at Rams Head Live with The Devil Wears Prada, and it was probably one of the best live performances I’ve seen.

Mewithoutyou

This has been one of my favorite bands for a while. Last year at Cornerstone was the first time I got see them, and it was well worth the wait. Unique in their own style, Mewithoutyou had people dancing and singing along to their indie folk rock, sometimes hippie-like, songs. You can easily connect with each song because the musicians in this band are so passionate and truly appear to be loving what they are doing.

Showbread

This is a band who always takes you on a wild, energetic ride with what they call “raw rock.” Last year while they performed, televisions were set up on the stage playing videos that went along with their music. It helped depict the message they were trying to convey with their music, and I am excited to see what they might do this year.

Emery

While this band has not been one of my favorites over the years, I have really enjoyed their latest EP While Broken Hearts Prevail, and I look forward to seeing them for the first time.

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It’s amazing how a whole separate world exists when it comes to Christian music. In many ways, it parallels popular music. I’m shocked sometimes to hear a mainstream artist started his/her career in this genre.

Comment by David Kosak

New Cornerstone Festival Personal Schedule Maker. http://www.cstoneschedule.com/

Pre-loaded with all 2009 bands and seminars.

Comment by Chad Garrett




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