Modest Mouse, Avett Brothers to headline Sloss Festival in Birmingham

BY YVONNE ZUSEL

If you've been having music festival withdrawal in the wake of the Shaky Knees, Shaky Boots and CounterPoint festivals and don't think you can hold out until Music Midtown in September, a mini road trip might be in order this weekend.

The inaugural Sloss Fest is set to take place in at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Ala. July 18-19 and will feature more than 30 acts acts including Modest Mouse, Cage the Elephant, Band of Horses, The Avett Brothers, Primus and St. Paul & the Broken Bones, who opened for The Rolling Stones during their Atlanta tour stop in June. The event will also highlight regional craft beer and craft cocktail scene.

Two-day general admission, VIP and Iron passes are also on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster and online at SlossFest.com