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Breakaway Music Festival announces return to MAPFRE Stadium

COLUMBUS - Breakaway Music Festival organizers call its return to MAPFRE Stadium, home of the Columbus Crew SC, a “blessing.”

The two-day, outdoor music event will take place on September 1-2, 2017.

“MAPFRE Stadium is proud to host the festival’s return,” said Andy Loughnane, President of Business Operations for Columbus Crew SC. “Breakaway is a fast-growth event in a fast-growth market and the Columbus summer music scene will close with a strong two-day lineup over Labor Day weekend.”

Coming off the heels of the highly-hyped performance by headliner Chance The Rapper in 2016, the festival was attended by over 20,000 and received accolades on its well-balanced bill which included Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug, Dillon Francis, RL Grime and 21 additional acts (not including the 20+ Silent Disco performers).

“Breakaway in 2016 exceeded our expectations and we felt it was only fitting to bring it back to MAPFRE Stadium (where the event was birthed in 2013),” said Zach Ruben, co-founder of Prime Social Group. “This allows for enhanced amenities including easy parking, quality restroom facilities and on-brand food and beverage options. The options for production enhancements are almost limitless as well.”

Breakaway Music Festival made its debut in 2013 at MAPFRE Stadium, located then re-emerged in 2016 at the adjacent Ohio Expo Center Fairgrounds. In addition to today’s announcement of Breakaway Columbus, festival organizers are proud to expand the brand to Grand Rapids for the first ever Breakaway Michigan.

Early bird ticketing begins Friday, April 14, at 12 PM EST. Two-day early bird tickets start at $70 for GA, $130 for VIP.


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