Edgefest Returns for 2017, April 1.   Announces Lineup

Blink 182 and The Offspring headline this year's edition of the music festival, which will continue despite the end of 102.1 KDGE.

By Alex Macon Published in Arts & Entertainment January 23, 2017 9:54 am

The Edge is gone, but the departed radio station’s namesake music festival lives on, returning April 1 to Toyota Stadium in Frisco. The lineup for the 25th annual Edgefest was unveiled today by iHeartRadio and 97.1 The Eagle, where the mainstream alternative rock previously found at 102.1 on the radio dial migrated after The Edge’s demise last year.

The lineup, Edgefest fans will be happy to know, hews to the pattern established in the days when “102.1” was on the promotional materials:

Blink 182
The Offspring
The Toadies
Naked and Famous
The Nixons
The Record Company
Goodbye June
Black Pistol Fire
The Wrecks

In a press release, Don Davis, The Eagle’s program director, says the station is “thrilled to take the Edgefest torch and have it live on with 97.1 The Eagle. Edgefest is one of the original rock festivals in the world and it’s only fitting that it lives on with the mighty Eagle. It’s our honor to host the 25th anniversary of the show with such a star studded lineup.”