DiFranco, Moe. Headline Fest

Three-day outdoor fest scheduled for early September in upstate New York.

Genre-defying songstress Ani

DiFranco and, yes,

COLOR="#003163">Moe., are the first acts to be

confirmed for Moe.down, a three-day outdoor festival to be

held Sept. 1–3 in Turin, N.Y., an Adirondack Mountains

foothill community about an hour northeast of Syracuse.

"It's toward the end of summer, and the weather is beautiful

there," publicist Zachary Roberts said. "Plus it's a chance

for a lot of the people who use grassroots ways of getting

their music out to get together. I think Ani's inclusion

reflects that."

Although no other acts have been confirmed, the influential

hip-hop band the Roots

and alt-country/pop innovators

COLOR="#003163">Wilco have been mentioned as

possible additions to the first-ever Moe.down, which Moe.

representatives expect to draw 5,000 to 10,000 people.

Moe.'s latest album, the live two-CD set L (Fatboy),

was released Tuesday.