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After taking a hiatus from the event in 2019, The National will be hosting their Homecoming Festival this year on May 8 and 9 at Smale Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The festival is “a weekend celebration of music, art and cultural connections,” according to the event’s website. In addition, the festival is partnering with MusicNOW, an event founded by National guitarist Bryce Dessner. “During the weekend, the festival will be surrounded by several separately ticketed city-wide exhibitions, installations, special performances, and more in association with Bryce Dessner’s MusicNOW,” reads the website.

The festival’s lineup, which is curated by the band, will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. ET. A pre-sale for tickets (which will end on Nov. 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET) is currently underway, and the public on-sale begins on Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. ET. For more information, visit