Organizers for the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival have announced that 2011 SSMF honorees Motley Crue will return to their roots and perform live on The Sunset Strip Saturday, Aug. 20, closing the outdoor street festival stages. The street fest will also feature performances by a range of artists throughout the day, including Bush, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim, Escape The Fate, The Dirty Heads, Cobra Starship, She Wants Revenge, Black Veil Brides and Tribal Seeds.
The full lineups and all day parties continue in the venues as well with performances by Voxhaul Broadcast, Letlive, Deluka, Kill The Complex, The Lost Patrol, Divinity Roxx and 50 more bands in the Key Club, Roxy and Whisky. After the outdoor stages close, this year’s Aug. 20 festival will include unique “after parties” at venues with DJs Felix Cartal, Harvard Bass, Deathface and BONES performing at the Key Club, and Semi Precious Weapons returning to The Roxy Theatre to present their signature rock-meets-art party EMPIRE, featuring special guests.
The full list of the lineup, with more to be added, is:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
House of Blues: Tribute to Mötley Crüe
(Limited number of three-day passes, which include entrance.)
Key Club: Uriah Heep, Neon Max, Souljourners, Oh So Wild
Viper Room: The Veronicas, The Tender Box, Run Run Run
Whisky A Go-Go: The Faceless
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
The Roxy: Buckcherry
Key Club: Dredg
Whisky A Go-Go: Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors with vocalist David Brock, Kathryn Gallagher, Zen Rizing, Whisky A Go-Go Girls
Viper Room: Eli James, Taylor Locke & The Roughs, Lady Sinatra, Purple Melon
(Individual tickets available for Aug. 18 and 19 venue shows.)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20: STREET FESTIVAL
Matt & Kim
Escape The Fate
The Dirty Heads
Black Veil Brides
She Wants Revenge
The Roxy Theatre
Kill The Complex
Semi Precious Weapons’ Empire with Special Guests
Whisky A Go-Go
All Hail The Yeti
Dylan NashHaunted By Heroes
School of Rock
Blowing Up The Moon
The Lost Patrol
Bolt Action Thrill
Key To Chaos
Divinity Roxx & special celebrity guests
Whisky A Go-Go Girls
Tickets are currently on sale via TicketWeb (www.ticketweb.com/SSMF). General admission August 20 street festival tickets are available for $55 (advance, online sales), and $70 at the door the day of the event. A limited number of VIP street festival tickets, which include access to a VIP rooftop lounge and priority access to the venues, will be available for $120 in advance. A very limited number of three-day VIP Passes (which include access to all the venues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, plus the Aug. 18 tribute to MÖTLEY CRÜE and VIP access to the Aug. 20 street festival) will be available for $250. All tickets for the festival are being sold without additional fees, the price you see is the price you pay. Fans can also purchase tickets directly from their iPhones this year with the Sunset Strip Music Festival app available for free download.
Each year, West Hollywood’s world-famous Sunset Strip celebrates its rich musical history and influence with SSMF, a three-day event that features a variety of artists throughout its venues culminating with an open air street festival on its last day. This year’s event takes place Thursday, Aug. 18, Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard and will be 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 until 1-2 a.m.
Special thanks to this year's sponsors! Virgin America, Jack Daniel’s, Gibson Guitar, Bud Light, Los Angeles Hornburg Range Rover and Land Rover on The Sunset Strip, Glaceau Vitaminwater, Mondrian, Musician’s Institute, 98.7fm, TicketWeb, City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau and Clear Channel Outdoor. Street fest/event production provided by Swing House Hollywood. Festival creative provided by Signature Creative.
For more information as it is announced, be sure to follow SSMF on Twitter (@SSMF) and 'like' on Facebook! And check out the lineup section of SSMF.com for band bios and links to their videos, Facebook, and websites.