Smashing Pumpkins to Headline the Sunset Strip Music Festival on Saturday, August 28
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:00:42
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Organizers of the Sunset Strip Music Festival have confirmed that The Smashing Pumpkins will have the distinct honor of headlining the street festival on Saturday, August 28, with a live performance on the legendary Strip, which is being closed to traffic for only the second time in its history. Traffic closed on the Strip? I can sense a lot of pissed off Californians! Billy Corgan and his Pumpkins will wrap up the third annual SSMF, set to include a special tribute event for Guns N' Roses' Slash at House of Blues on August 26; live performances in The Roxy Theatre, the Whisky A Go-Go, Viper Room, Key Club, Cat Club and House of Blues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; plus more than 50 bands, two outdoor stages and a full day of music in the venues on Saturday, August 28.
General admission, VIP and 3-Day VIP tickets for the event will go on sale Thursday, June 17 through Ticketmaster at 10 AM PST. Street fest tickets will be $49.50 in advance ($65 day of at box office) and VIP street fest tickets, which include access to a private tented area with full no-host bar and seating area, are available for $100 in advance. A limited number of three-day "VIP" passes (which include entrance to Slash's tribute on August 26, the clubs all three nights + access to VIP tent at street fest) will be $250. There will also be individual ticket sales for The Sunset Strip clubs on Thursday and Friday nights. The SSMF is donating a portion of all tickets sold to the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN), a charity personally selected by honoree Slash. LAYN's mission is to end homelessness, one kid at a time, by providing shelter, food and counseling for the abused, neglected and abandoned.
Will you be attending this festival? Or are you a pissed off Angelino who doesn't want to deal with a closed off Sunset?