Afrika Bambaataa, Donald Glaude, The Chemical Brothers, DJ Icey, Sasha, DJ Dan, Lee Coombs, The Crystal Method, Ladytron, and D:Fuse are all among the many, many acts slated for both this year's SF LoveFest (9/29) and the LoveWeek (Wednesday to Sunday) events leading up to it, all happening next month in San Francisco. The actual SF LoveFest 2007 parade (formerly Love Parade), the annual city party that celebrates dance music and culture, will again travel along Market Street, culminating in a big party at the Civic Center with Spundae and Skills hosting the official after party on the festival door step at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Meanwhile, for those with VIP and press passes, the party will move indoors inside the San Francisco City Hall building.
The actual celebrations of LoveWeek kick off on the Wednesday of that week, while the "Official Pre-Event" party, with The Chemical Brothers scheduled to perform, is set for the Friday of that week. For exact details it is best to visit the event's website, especially since it appears all the details are still being ironed out, with "daily updates" promised.
The event "is a testament to the fundamental community desire to come together and break down barriers, in peace and love through dance music," said SF LoveFest board president Joshua Smith, who noted that what makes the festival, which is now in its fourth year and last year attracted 65,000 revelers, extra unique is that it is attended by all ages of house and electronic music fans. It also caters to damn near all strains/sub-genres of electronic music -- of which, as you know, there are many.
The DJs and artists that are booked to perform include Sasha, Ferry Corsten, DJ Dan, Gabriel & Dresden, the Crystal Method, Lee Burridge, Ladytron, D:Fuse, Baby Anne, Meat Katie, Afrika Bambaataa, Donald Glaude, Eddie Halliwell, DJ Rap, 16 Bit Lolitas, Three, Richard "Humpty" Vission, Sandra Collins, Vello Virkhaus, DJ Icey, Lee Coombs, Chris Fortier, Rogue Element, and many, many more. As I mentioned earlier, for full up-to-the-minute details (dates/times/places), best to check in with the SF LoveFest website.