2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival Lineup Announced

Posted by Rachael McGovern, June 14, 2012 12:28pm | Post a Comment

Sunset Strip Music FestivalThe lineup for the next Sunset Strip Music Festival in Hollywood was announced this week. Marilyn Manson headlines with The Offspring, Bad Religion, Steve Aoki, De La Soul, Far East Movement, Black Label Society, Dead Sara, Das Racist, and The Mowgli's also performing.

Taking place August 16-18, the festival begins with a VIP event honoring The Doors. Details TBA but they're saying an-all star band will pay tribute to The Doors, and other bands playing the festival will cover Doors songs as well.

Saturday, August 18 is the main day for the festival, with Sunset Blvd closing down between Doheny and San Vicente. There will be two outdoor stages, beer gardens, autograph tent, VIP lounge, food trucks, and more music at participating iconic Sunset Strip venues - The Roxy, Whisky A Go Go, and Key Club. Those three venues, plus House of Blues and The Viper Room will have various shows on Thursday and Friday as well.

Tickets are on sale now, starting at $75 and going up to $250 for a 3-day pass. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Impact Drug and Alchool Treatment Center in Pasadena.

Buy tickets here.

I went to the SSMF a few years ago and had a good time. I personally think the entry fee is a little steep, especially if you also want to go to some of the club shows that are not technically part of the festival. For instance when I went in 2009, I bought tickets to see Ace Frehley at The Viper Room, but that didn't get me admission into the festival itself and an SSMF ticket would not have gotten me into that show. But that was a few years ago and things may have changed since then. The moral of the story: read the fine print! Also, parking in the neighborhood was nearly impossible so be sure to take advantage of any shuttle services they offer.

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