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Lupe Fiasco to headline at Bangor’s KahBang Festival

Patrick Semansky | AP
Patrick Semansky | AP
Lupe Fiasco, left, performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Friday, May 6, 2011.

KahBang Festival organizers announced on Thursday the final headlining act for the August event. Chicago-based rap artist Lupe Fiasco will close out the Friday night show on the Bangor Waterfront.

Lupe Fiasco came to fame through his 2006 debut, “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor,” which earned him three Grammy award nominations and one win for the single “Daydreamin’.” His new album, “Lasers,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts when it was released in March. He is known for his laid-back style, intelligent lyrics, and his collaborations with hip hop luminaries, including Jay-Z, Kanye West, and 2010 KahBang headliner B.o.B.

In addition to Lupe Fiasco, the Friday, Aug. 12 evening lineup will feature, in order of appearance, rappers Prof, Blueprint and Evidence, New York rockers Atomic Tom, indie hip-hop stars Atmosphere and Dom, acclaimed rock band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Lupe Fiasco. On Saturday, the lineup will feature, in order, Maine’s own Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, rockers Surfer Blood, electro duo Chromeo and indie rock superstars My Morning Jacket. Other groups to be featured at KahBang will be announced in the coming weeks.

Individual day tickets for KahBang will go on sale on Friday, May 27 at kahbang.com and at Bull Moose Music locations, in addition to passes for all nine days of the festival and two-day music festival passes. KahBang will be held Aug. 5-13, with seven days of film, music and arts events in downtown Bangor, leading up to the two-day music festival on the Bangor Waterfront.

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