H.O.R.D.E. Festival Returns in 2015, Blues Traveler, 311 among Headliners

June 30, 2015

After a 17-year absence, the H.O.R.D.E. Festival returns to rock Detroit on July 9. Though a touring force throughout the 1990s, the festival only has plans to play a one-off show at DTE Energy Music Theatre in 2015. 311, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and The Verve Pipe are all slated to grace the stage for the festival Michigan reincarnation.


According to TicketIQ, the average price for 2015 H.O.R.D.E. Festival tickets is $66.91 on the secondary market. The get-in price, or cheapest available ticket, is currently listed for $19. Prices have continued to fall since the beginning of the month, plummeting 37.8% from its $107.68 average on June 1.

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The H.O.R.D.E. Festival was created by Blues Traveler frontman John Popper in 1992. As larger bands began to fill amphitheaters during the ‘90s, Blues Traveler and similar bands were left to tour the club circuit. Popper decided that meshing a variety of bands together would allow them to continue perform in larger capacity venues during the summer months. It made a successful run through the decade, though made its final run in 1998.


Other bands set to play during this year’s festival include the Thomas Nicholas Band and The Ragbirds, who will both perform on the Workshop Stage. Additional amenities around the festival will also be made available, including local craft beer selections, food vendors, non-profit groups and the youth services agency Ruth Ellis Center.