SLASH FEAT. MYLES KENNEDY WITH SPECIAL GUEST FERGIE TO PERFORM AT
SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL
COMMON TO PERFORM DURING AUG. 28 STREET FEST
NEON TREES, SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS, BIG B,
STEEL PANTHER ALSO ANNOUNCED
The third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF), set for Aug. 26-28, 2010, has announced 2010 honoree SLASH will perform with FERGIE and MYLES KENNEDY — two of the vocalists on Slash’s No. 1 album — during the Aug. 28 outdoor street festival. Organizers also announced COMMON, SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS, NEON TREES, BIG B, and STEEL PANTHER have been added to the street festival lineup.
They all join previously announced headliner The Smashing Pumpkins as the boulevard is closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard and transformed into a premier concert destination with outdoor stages, beer gardens, a VIP lounge, food trucks, interactive experiences and live performances within the venues during the day.
Multi-Grammy award winning musician and noted actor Common, who has spent his career pushing boundaries and taking listeners out of their comfort zones with his socially conscious words, will close the East outdoor stage. The street fest will also feature Semi Precious Weapons (whose appearance marks a break in their tour with Lady Gaga and a return to their Sunset Strip roots); Neon Trees (who “are excited to share the stage with such an amazing eclectic group of artists as well as have the time to become fans for the day”); Big B with special guests (known for his high caliber collaborations with guest performers, Big B will preview songs from his upcoming fifth studio album); and a larger than life performance by The Sunset Strip’s resident heavy metal band Steel Panther.
Additionally, a mix of more than 50 local and national artists — including John West, Vanaprasta, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Adler’s Appetite, The Binges, Ankla and Dirty Sweet — will perform within the venues during the Aug. 28 street fest date. Aug. 28 venue lineups include (more to be announced):
Oh No Not Stereo
The Dolly Rocker Movement
Lonely Drunks Club
Casper & The Bad Spirits
Cast Of Kings
Love And A .38
The Royal Highness
Blowing Up The Moon
The Roxy Theatre
Tomorrows Bad Seeds
Nikki & Rich
Whisky A Go-Go
Billy Boy On Poison
Reason To Rebel
Music venues have also started to announce their Friday, Aug. 27 lineups, which include WARNER DRIVE with Run Devil Run (Viper Room); P.O.D. with Static Pulse, Thick As Thieves, Slant, Asphalt Messiah and Sound Of Ugly (Whisky); and KIX (House of Blues).
The three-day fest kicks-off with a tribute to legendary guitarist Slash at the House of Blues on Aug. 26. Friday, Aug. 27 includes a Virgin America sponsored VIP cocktail party at the Andaz hotel prior to the venues hosting a full night of music. Again this year, the Viper Room will serve as the official media hub during the day of the street festival, with live remotes from 98.7fm and artist interviews.
Tickets are currently on sale via Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com/ssmf). A portion of all ticket sales benefits 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.
SSMF 2010’s proud supporting sponsors include Virgin America, V Australia, Jack Daniel’s, Ticketmaster, Vitaminwater, Gibson Guitar, 98.7fm, Andaz West Hollywood, Whole Foods West Hollywood, City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau and Signature Creative. Street fest production provided by Swing House Hollywood.
For more information about SSMF, including additional lineup announcements, visit www.ssmf.com.