PVRIS, Macklemore, and Fitz to play Pawtucket’s Recovery Fest



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The Above the Noise Foundation is striking a huge blow in the battle against addiction with the announcement of the inaugural Recovery Fest in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The fest will take place at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket on September 29 and will be a completely drug and alcohol free event. Headlined by Seattle rapper Macklemore, the artist lineup will also feature Fitz and the Tantrums as well as Lowell trio natives PVRIS and more.


The festival was announced late last night with a video posted by Macklemore. “Recovery is something I’m very proud of, that I’m a part of the community, and I believe that it should be celebrated,” he says in the clip, which you can watch below. “It’s also about connecting with other addicts in the community, and that is why I am very proud to announce that I’m headlining the first-ever Above the Noise Recovery Fest.”

Proceeds from Recovery Fest will go to more than 75 recovery centers and non-profit organizations in the New England area. Tickets for the festival are available now here.

The festival will also feature a “matching ticket program” for individuals battling addiction who would like to attend but cannot afford the cost of a ticket. Interested parties can apply via the festival website as the foundation promises they will work to find a community member to cover the cost of a ticket.


Featured PVRIS image by Eddy Leiva for Vanyaland.