Breakaway Music Festival returns in 2016


MojoFlo performs at Breakaway Festival in 2013, Andy Downing photo

For years, one common complaint within the local music scene revolved around the city's lack of a large-scale music festival.

Now it feels like a new event is launched every week.

Earlier this year, PromoWest announced the inaugural PromoWest Fest, which is set to take place in the Arena District July 15-17, and the Fashion Meets Music Festival is scheduled to return for its third go-round over Labor Day weekend.

Today music fans can add yet another multiday event to the calendar: Breakaway Music Festival, which is set to take place at the Ohio Expo Center on Aug. 26 and 27.

Breakaway premiered in 2013 at Crew Stadium (now Mapre Stadium) with a diverse lineup highlighted by Kendrick Lamar, Twenty One Pilots and Porter Robison - artists whose profiles have skyrocketed in subsequent years (read our hour-by-hour account of the event by clicking here). After two years away, the event is geared up for a return.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to bring Breakaway to a new venue for a larger-than-life experience fans can immerse themselves in," said Adam Lynn, co-founder of Prime Social Group, in a press release.

A lineup announcement is expected in the coming weeks, and early bird ticket sales begin Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.