Additional Artists Announced for 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival

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The lineup for this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) street fest is getting larger. Taking place in West Hollywood on August 3, SSMF has announced more artists to its lineup, including Awolnation, Wale, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Logic, Slick Rick/Doug E. Fresh, Asher Roth, Finch and Street Drum Corps.

They’re all joining the previously announced Saturday main stage headliners Linkin Park.

“Each year SSMF celebrates the Los Angeles music scene with one-of-a-kind performances on The Sunset Strip. From Fergie performing with Slash in 2010 to Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger taking the stage with Marilyn Manson in 2012, SSMF creates unique moments you won’t find anywhere else,” noted SSMF co-producer and Roxy owner Nic Adler via a prepared statement.

“This year’s street festival features bands Linkin Park, Awolnation, Asher Roth and Street Drum Corps, whose careers began performing in Sunset Strip venues. We look forward to welcoming these artists back as they perform in front of thousands of fans on the music boulevard’s largest stage,” he added.

In addition to the two outdoor stages on The Sunset Strip, venues inside the street festival closure, including The Roxy, Whisky A Go-Go and a special outdoor Viper Room stage, will feature full lineups throughout the day and into the night.

Artists performing in the venues include Warren G, Bizarre Ride featuring Fatlip & SlimKid3, Orgy, Egyptian Lover, Hunter Valentine, Julien-K, Andy Clockwise, Smile Empty Soul, Terraplane Sun, Stolen Babies, UpRooted, The Active Set, Sabrosa Purr, The Dreaming, Sad Robot, The Last, Internationale, Battle Tapes, The Diamond Light, and 7Lions. More are expected to be announced, the prepared statement said.

The sixth annual festival, which takes place in The Sunset Strip’s music venues August 1-3, culminates on Saturday, August 3 with a 3-11 p.m. street festival.

According to the prepared statement, as in years past for the Saturday event, Sunset Blvd. will be closed to traffic between Doheny Dr. and San Vicente Blvd. and transformed into a premier concert destination with two outdoor stages, beer gardens, an artist autograph tent, an outdoor VIP rooftop lounge, silent disco, VIP Lounge at On The Rox, food trucks and interactive experiences.

Saturday’s show will be headlined by Linkin Park, and it will be their only North American performance for the remainder of 2013. This also marks the band’s first performance in Los Angeles since May 2012, when they performed an intimate benefit show at the House of Blues Sunset Strip.

The Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum California rock band and SSMF are partnering to create a unique festival experience that will let attendees “rock for a cause” with a significant portion of ticket sales to benefit Music For Relief, the nonprofit organization Linkin Park founded to support disaster relief, provide aid to survivors of natural disasters and support the prevention of such disasters via environmental programs.

Tickets for the SSMF 2013 street festival are on sale now via the official ticketing provider, Eventbrite, at Ticket options include general admission August 3 street festival ticket for $79 and a VIP option for $145, which includes access to the rooftop VIP area with views of the West stage, VIP areas in the beer garden and venues, access to VIP lounge On The Rox, a separate entrance and additional perks.

Additionally, a significant portion of this year’s ticket sales will benefit Music For Relief, a nonprofit organization to support disaster relief, provide aid to survivors of natural disasters and support the prevention of such disasters via environmental programs.

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