B.O.M.B. Fest

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B.O.M.B. Fest
Genre Indie rock, alternative hip hop, reggae, rock
Location(s) Various locations
Years active 2009-2011

B.O.M.B. Fest was an annual music festival held for charity at various locations. "B.O.M.B." is an acronym for "Bring Our Music Back". 70% of all the show's proceeds went to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.[1]


B.O.M.B. Fest was started in 2009 by Frank Bombaci, Jr. as his high school senior project, under the notion to bring thousands of people together to hear some of the best local and national music around for charity.

B.O.M.B. Fest 2009[edit]

Bombaci and his son, Frank Bombaci Jr., organized the first B.O.M.B. Fest on June 13, 2009 at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Connecticut. Artists such as The Cool Kids and Say Anything performed.[2]

B.O.M.B. Fest 2010[edit]

Bombaci and his son decided to organize another B.O.M.B. Fest for 2010, but this time at the Durham Fairgrounds, a much bigger venue.[3] B.O.M.B. Fest 2010 was held on May 30, 2010 from 12 noon to 10pm. National bands such as Thirty Seconds to Mars, Lupe Fiasco, Of Montreal, and Girl Talk performed during the 10-hour-long music festival.[4]

National lineup[edit]

Local lineup[edit]


  1. ^ Bombfest.com
  2. ^ "B.O.M.B. Fest". CT Indie. 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  3. ^ "About". B.O.M.B. Fest. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  4. ^ a b c "Band and Artist Lineup". B.O.M.B. Fest. Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2010-06-03.