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You could call this a side project, an indie-rock super-group or simply a musical experiment, but really Divine Fits stands better as the result of mutual admiration. Spoon frontman Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner shared a love for each other’s music, and once Wolf Parade called it quits the idea of starting a band together quickly became a reality. They recruited drummer/percussionist Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks) and started work on their debut album, cleverly titled A Thing Called Divine Fits.

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It won’t take long as you listen to Is Your Love Big Enough? to draw the conclusion that Lianne La Havas is a special voice. Her enchanting vocals certainly act as the centerpiece to this lovely debut. Yet as you unfold the songs on this album, it becomes clear that you’re not listening to a one-dimensional artist but someone who can sing and play across a wide musical spectrum.

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Gates at Wiggins Park open at 5pm on Friday, July 20, 2012!

 

Camden Area

Wyndham Mt. Laurel
1111 Route 73 North
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
856-234-7000

Greenwood Inn
4457 Marlton Pike
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
(856) 663-9868
4.4 mi

Crowne Plaza Hotel
2349 W Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 665-6666
4.7 mi

Days Inn
525 Route 38 East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 663-0100
4.6 mi

Knights Inn
1104 Route 73
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
(856)778-3500
10 mi.

America's Best Value Inn
2389 Marlton Pike W (Route 70 W
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 317-1900
4.2 mi

Inn of the Dove
725 Cuthbert Blvd
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 488-2323
5.0 mi

Philadelphia

Best Western Independence Park Inn
235 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-998-6000

Comfort Inn Downtown
100 N. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-627-7900

Hyatt Regency Philadelphia
at Penn's Landing

201 S Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 928-1234
5.3 mi

Omni Hotel Independence Park
401 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-925-0000

Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
1 Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-238-6000

Penn's View Hotel
14 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-7600
3.5 mi

Thomas Bond House
129 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 191406
215-923-8523

Location

The festival is located at Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ, directly across the Delaware River from downtown Philadelphia, at the intersection of Mickle Blvd. & Riverside Drive. Wiggins Park is in between the Battleship New Jersey and the Adventure Aquarium along the Camden Waterfront. Please visit the Camden Waterfront website for more information.

Gates open at 5pm on Friday, July 20, and 11:30am on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22!

By Train

PATCO High Speedline

RidePATCO.org, (856) 772-6900

Take the Speedline to the Broadway station/Walter Rand Transportation Center. Board New Jersey Transit's River LINE at the Rand Transportation Center and take it to the Aquarium station (Delaware Avenue at Federal Street). Walk down Riverside Drive past the Aquarium and to Wiggins Park.

New Jersey Transit River Line

1-800-626-RIDE

Take the River LINE to the Aquarium station (Delaware Avenue at Federal Street). Walk down Riverside Drive past the Aquarium and to Wiggins Park. Be sure to check out the River LINE schedule at New Jersey Tranist.

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By Bus

New Jersey Transit Bus Service

www.njtransit.com, 1-800-626-RIDE

Take the route 452, 453 or 457 bus to the Adventure Aquarium. Walk down Riverside Drive past the Aquarium and to Wiggins Park.

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By SEPTA

www.septa.org, 215-580-7800

By Subway

Via Market Frankford Elevated (The"El" or "Blue Line")
Take the El to the 8th & Market station. Follows sign to the PATCO High Speedline. Take the Speedline east into New Jersey to the Broadway station/Walter Rand Transportation Center. Board New Jersey Transit's River LINE at the Rand Transportation Center and take it to the Aquarium station (Delaware Avenue at Federal Street). Walk down Riverside Drive past the Aquarium and to Wiggins Park.

By Regional Rail

Take any regional rail to Market East station. Follow the signs to the PATCO High Speedline. Take the Speedline east into New Jersey to the Broadway station/Walter Rand Transportation Center. Board the River LINE at the Rand Transportation Center. Take the River LINE to the Aquarium station (Delaware Avenue at Federal Street). Walk down Riverside Drive past the Aquarium and to Wiggins Park.

By Bus to the Riverlink Ferry

Take the Route 17, 21 33, 42 or 48 bus to Penn's Landing. Take the Riverlink Ferry across the Delaware River to the Camden Waterfront. When you leave the ferry the festival entrance will be to your right.

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By AMTRAK

www.amtrak.com, 1-800-USA-RAIL

Take Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station. Take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Elevated (the "El" or "Blue Line" ) east to 8th & Market in Philadelphia. Follows sign to the PATCO High Speedline. Take the Speedline east into New Jersey to the Broadway station/Walter Rand Transportation Center. Board the River LINE at the Rand Transportation Center. Take the River LINE to the Aquarium station (Delaware Avenue at Federal Street). Walk down Riverside Drive past the Aquarium and to Wiggins Park.

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By Riverlink Ferry

www.riverlinkferry.org, (215) 925-LINK

The Riverlink Ferry terminal is located at Penn's Landing, outside the Independence Seaport Museum just past the Hyatt Regency Hotel. From Philadelphia, take the Riverlink Ferry across the Delaware River to the Camden Waterfront. When you leave the ferry the festival entrance will be to your right.

Please note: If the Ferry Link entrance at Chestnut St. is locked, please proceed one block south to the Walnut St. entrance.

Please visit the Riverlink Ferry website for schedule, pricing and parking info.

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By Car

From Philadelphia:

Follow signs for the Ben Franklin Bridge from I-95, I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) or I-676 (Vine Street Expressway). After exiting the bridge tolls in Camden, stay to the right and follow signs to I-676. Take I-676 to Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From Delaware and Maryland:

Follow I-95 North across the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Follow the signs for I-295 North/New Jersey Turnpike/Delaware Memorial Bridge/NJ-NY. Take I-295 North to Route 42 North to I-676 North. Take Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From Other Pennsylvania Locations:

Interstate 95: From Points South

Follow I-95 North towards Philadelphia then follow signs for I-676 East and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge/Camden. Take the Ben Franklin Bridge into New Jersey. After exiting the bridge tolls in Camden, stay to the right and follow signs to I-676 and take Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

Interstate 95: From points North

Follow I-95 South towards Philadelphia and use exit for Historic Area. (Second and Callowhill Streets); follow Callowhill Street to Sixth Street and from there follow signs for Ben Franklin Bridge/Camden. Take the Ben Franklin Bridge into New Jersey. After exiting the bridge tolls in Camden, stay to the right and follow signs to I-676 and take Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From Harrisburg:

Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike east to Exit 326 (Valley Forge). Follow signs for I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) towards Philadelphia. Follow I-76 to I-676 (Vine Expressway). Merge onto Vine St. Expressway/I-676 East/US-30 East via Exit 344 on the left toward Central Philadelphia. Take the exit toward I-676 East/US-30 East/Ben Franklin Bridge. Follow signs onto the Ben Franklin Bridge. Take the Ben Franklin Bridge into New Jersey. After exiting the bridge tolls in Camden, stay to the right and follow signs to I-676 and take Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From the Lehigh Valley:

Take the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike south until reaching the end of the Northeast Extension. Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike West to Exit 326 (Valley Forge). Follow signs for I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) towards Philadelphia. Follow I-76 to I-676 (Vine Expressway). Merge onto I-676 (Vine Street Expressway) via Exit 344 on the left towards Central Philadelphia. Take the exit toward I-676 East/US-30 East/Ben Franklin Bridge. Follow signs onto the Ben Franklin Bridge. Take the Ben Franklin Bridge into New Jersey. After exiting the bridge tolls in Camden, stay to the right and follow signs to I-676 and take Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From New Jersey:

From the New Jersey Turnpike:

Take Exit 4 of the New Jersey Turnpike and exit onto Route 73 North. Drive 1/2 mile to Route 295 South exit. Take Route 295 South. Take Exit 26 for Camden/Philadelphia/I-676. Take I-676 to Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From Interstate 295 South
(Trenton-Bellmawr Section of the Roadway):

Take Route 295 South to Exit 26 for Camden/Philadelphia/I-676. Take I-676 to Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From Interstate 295 North
(Delaware-Bellmawr Section of the Roadway):

Take I-295 North and follow the signs for Local I-76. Merge onto Local I-76 and follow signs for I-76/I-676/Route 130. I-76 turns into I-676. Take I-676 to Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From Interstate 676:

Take I-676 to Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From the Atlantic City Expressway:

Follow Route 42 North to I-76 Local West to I-676 North. Take I-676 to Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From the Garden State Parkway:

Take the Garden State Parkway to the Atlantic City Expressway. Follow Route 42 North to I-76 Local West to I-676 North. Take I-676 to Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From Central Jersey:

Take Interstate I-95 West and then go south on the New Jersey Turnpike. Take Exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike and exit onto Route 73 North. Drive 1/2 mile to Route 295 South Exit. Take Route 295 South. Take Exit 26 for Camden/Philadelphia/I-676. Take I-76 Local West to I-676 to Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

From North Jersey:

Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 4. Take Exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike and exit onto Route 73 North. Drive 1/2 mile to Route 295 South exit. Take Route 295 South. Take Exit 26 for Camden/Philadelphia/I-676. Take I-76 Local West to I-676. Take I-676 to Exit 5A (Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard). Take Mickle Boulevard/Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow the signs to the Camden Waterfront.

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Parking

Parking is available at daily rates set by the lot operators. Since there are concerts at the Susquehanna Bank Center, please make plans to arrive early on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to ensure parking if you plan to drive to the Festival.

The Festival gates open at 5pm on Friday, and 11:30am on Saturday and Sunday.

 

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By Bike

Help the earth stay green. Save your green by biking to the festival.

Bike racks are available outside the festival, to provide a safe place for cyclists to store their equipment. While the Walt Whitman Bridge does not offer a bike path, you can use the North Walkway on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

The PATCO line, RiverLink Ferry, NJ Transit River Line, and Septa may allow cyclists to bring their bikes on board. If you choose to take Septa, keep a few things in mind and verify SEPTA regulations, please. Cyclists under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Bikes must remain on the rack outside the bus and are only permitted during off-peak hours. Groups of cyclists traveling on the Regional Rail must notify rail transportation at least 5 days in advance.

Before you head out, be sure to check out the complete guidelines:

Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway Information

Biking in NJ, Trains, etc.
PATCO
The RiverLink Ferry
NJ Transit River Line
SEPTA

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Learn About the Festival's Sponsors

Learn more about the businesses that support WXPN by clicking on the links below. For information about how your company can support WXPN please e-mail businesssupport@xpn.org.

Presenting Sponsors

Subaru

Subaru, Overall Presenting Sponsor

Camden County Board of Freeholders

River Stage Presented by
Camden County Board of Freeholders

Stop by and pick up your copy of this year's Park Events guide and Summer Concert schedule, along with other information about Camden County services.

Jersey Arts

Marina Stage Presented by
Jersey Arts.com

Are you a Jersey Arts Member? Stop by our booth this weekend and sign-up to start receiving discounts at over 100 theaters, museums and arts centers plus enter our grand prize drawing for a Weekend Getaway in Asbury Park. Explore your passion online at JerseyArts.com anytime for arts listings, to read our Culture Vultures Blog, and listen to in-depth interviews on the Jersey Arts Podcast.

National Lands Trust

Village Green Presented by Natural Lands Trust

The region's largest land conservation organization, preserving thousands of acres of open space each year. Stop by our tent in the Village Green to learn more about exploring our nature preserves!

Unique Heating and Cooling

Unique Heating and Cooling

Unique Indoor Comfort is a fourth-generation heating and air-conditioning company that employs a whole-house approach to indoor comfort integrating the heating, air conditioning, and geothermal systems with the home envelope and delivery systems. Our reputation for superior service and quality craftsmanship has been constructed from decades of treating customers on their terms in providing service with solutions.

Partners

Xfinity

Xfinity

More of what you want, the way you want it thanks to an all-new, all-digital platform. Welcome to XFINITY.
Xfinity.com

Flying Fish Brewing Company

Flying Fish Brewing Company

Locally based Flying Fish Brewing Company will again be serving a selection of its beers during the festival. So whether you like highly quenching summer ales or hoppier IPAs, we've got it covered.
flyingfish.com

Dos Equis Lager Especial

Dos Equis Lager Especial

The Most Interesting beer is coming to this year’s festival! Dos Equis Lager is crisp, golden lager from Mexico that has the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment that’s perfect for any outdoor event.
dosequis.com

Newcastle Brown Ale

Newcastle Brown Ale

This year’s festival will feature Newcastle’s flagship brand, Newcastle Brown Ale. Fewer hops and a blend of light and dark malts create the unique flavor of Newcastle Brown Ale. Caramel and nutty flavors alternate to produce a slightly sweet and smooth sensation that is superbly satisfying – No Bollocks.
newcastlebrown.com

Zeiglers

Zeigler's Juices

Shop your local produce department for the greatest apple cider and refreshing lemonades and teas. LIKE us for recipe ideas and community events. facebook.com/drinkzeiglers
Zeiglers.com

Fuze Beverages

Fuze Beverage

FUZE is a great-tasting line of fruit flavored beverages that blend fruit flavors and some helpful nutrients for a reinvented beverage experience. FUZE offers 10 fruit flavored varieties and for those seeking a great-tasting low calorie beverage option, FUZE Slenderize is available. More details can be found at:
facebook.com/FuzeBeverage

Camden Children's Garden

Camden Children's Garden

Come outside and play with us!
camdenchildrensgarden.org

Sponsors

Whole Foods

Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market is proud to support our local arts & music community. Please visit our tent for wholesome snacks and coupons from our area stores!
wholefoodsmarket.com

Live Nation

Live Nation

Find concert tickets, tour dates, seating charts and show information on the world's largest concert search engine.
livenation.com

Historic Kennett Square

Historic Kennett Square

Experience and discover unique shops and galleries, gourmet restaurants, Farmers Market, and live music; it's small town America at its best.
HistoricKennettSquare.com

AEG Live

AEG Live

Events, Artists, Festivals.
aeglive.com

Auburn Road Vineyards

Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery

Auburn Road Vineyards pours free tastings of its award-winning Garden State wines in the WXPN Member Area all weekend! Plus invites you to ask about and visit The Enoteca - their beautiful South Jersey vineyard wine bar.
auburnroadvineyards.com

World Cafe Live

World Cafe Live

Two premiere listening spaces, Philadelphia & World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington DE, both designed to optimize the live performance experience, from sight lines to lighting and acoustics. Visit our tent for info on upcoming events, ticket giveaways and more!
worldcafelive.com

Helium Comedy Club

Helium Comedy Club

Helium Comedy Club is a state of the art venue that brings great talent to an intimate theater. For a modest ticket price, one can enjoy live comedy from a national headliner. Patrons can enjoy a mix of high-quality appetizers, mouth-watering desserts and two full service bars.
heliumcomedy.com

Larry Magid Entertainment

Concerts and Events Promoter, and author of My Soul's Been Psychedelicized: Electric Factory: Four Decades in Posters and Photographs.

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