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Somerset set for Summer SetAmphitheater "set" for next event

The Somerset Amphitheater is getting set for the Summer Set Festival Aug. 9-11. This year's headliners include Big Gigantic, Passion Pit, Girl Talk, and STS9 with hip hop legends Common and the Big Boi of Outkast.

Headlining Friday will be Big Gigantic.Other artists will include Griz, Tommy Trash, Manic Focus and Adventure Club.

Passion Pit and Girl Talk will headline Saturday. Other acts will include Doomtree, Wolfgang Gartner and BoomBox.

Sunday's headliners will be STS9 and Common. Other acts will include Krewella, Diplo, Madeon, Flosstradamus and Dessa.

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According to event promoter, Zach Partin, of React Presents, the concert's layout has changed slightly for this second year of the event to better accommodate the needs of concert-goers.

We've got a lot of surprises though," Partin said. "You'll have to attend to check them all out."

The concert will feature three stages with a silent disco tent.

The festival will include several contests attendees can participate in which can be found on the Summer Set Festival's Facebook (, Instagram ( and Twitter ( accounts.

Tickets are available online including $39.50 for a single day pass and $110 for a 3-day event pass, as well as other options. For more information or to buy tickets, visit

Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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