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    Thu, 08 Aug 2013 10:47:13

    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Launch Big Top - It's a circus experience

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    Circus time!

    Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, in association with Live Nation, have announced Big Top, a new and distinctive circus experience created and curated by the band to take place at Los Angeles State Historic Park on October 17, 18, 19 and 20 for four nights and two days on the weekend including a matinee show on Sunday, October 20 for families.

    A family friendly festival? How rad!

    The festivities will take place under a traditional Big Top and include an intimate headlining performance in the round by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, a unique farmer's market, beer gardens, late night happenings, and performances by an eclectic mix of musicians, vaudeville comedy, contortionists, acrobats, puppetry, and interactive performance art.

    "These days a band is a fast machine, cramming in dates, cutting fat, making the most money it can. Far gone are the ancient days of the traveling troubadours, lingering in towns, meeting the people, entertaining for days," said the band's Alex Ebert. "If you tour, or you have been to a 'professional' show, you may have had the sense that something is missing from the experience...And so, here comes the idea of Big Top - a one-off experiment in reaching for a more colorful, soulful, way to tour."

    If you don't live in Cali, book a flight and use vacation time for this.

    Big Top will continue the band's tradition of curating a uniquely interactive experience for fans. Continuous entertainment and activities will transform a single location into distinct yet equally captivating environments by day and night. The outdoor space surrounding the tent will offer a carnival like setting with a farmer's market, avant-garde performances, and games as well as local vendors, artisans and charities.

    Within the tent, 360 degree tiered seating will allow for intimate performances in the round. During the day, selected films and visual art installations as chosen by the band will be highlighted. At night the tent will present an eclectic mix of featured artists to perform, entertain, and inspire. Ultimately, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will take the stage surrounded by fans on all sides to bring this fantastical adventure to fruition.

    Tickets go on sale tomorrow, August 9.

    For more info, visit edwardsharpebigtop.com.

    Who plans to attend the Big Top?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    08.08.13



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