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Landmark Festival DC 2015
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Drake, Twin Shadow, Wale, Miguel & More Headline Landmark Festival 2015

Photo Credit Vickey Ford/Sneakshot

Drake, Twin Shadow, Wale, Miguel and more headline the first day of the 2015 Landmark Festival in Washington D.C. The festival benefitting The National Mall kicked off on Saturday with a monster lineup that also included The Suffers, The London Souls, Red Baraat, Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, Son Little, Vandaveer, Rebirth Brass Band, Rhiannon Giddens, Manchester Orchestra, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Chromeo, Alt-J, The War On Drugs, The Strokes, CHVRCHES and TV On The Radio. The festival in West Potomac Park runs through Sunday with proceeds going to the continued effort to protect the monuments and other historic landmarks on the national mall:

The National Mall is more than just our country’s premier national park. It’s America’s Front Yard, the world’s window into the American story, and home to some of our nation’s most recognizable monuments, memorials and historic moments.

It represents our country’s collective voice, its heroes, and its timeless values. But today, the National Mall – and all that it stands for – are at risk. The Trust for the National Mall – an official partner of the National Park Service – is leading the charge to restore and improve the National Mall and honor its ideals for future generations through the new Landmark Campaign. Landmark Music Festival kicks off this monumental national campaign to bring awareness and funds to America’s Front Yard – all in a single Festival weekend unlike any other.

Check out the gallery above for a recap of Day 1 at the Landmark Festival in D.C. from photographer Vickey Ford for Sneakshot Photography. Check out the livestream presented by Yahoo! via landmarkfestival.org.