The third annual Sunset Strip Festival goes down August 26 – 28, closing down the Sunset Strip for only the second time in history. Now the Sunday night headliner has been announced – The Smashing Pumpkins.The Pumpkins, who just announced a U.S. tour of intimate venues this July, will play the festival after returning from headlining a number of shows in Japan.
The Festival will also honor Slash as a figure who is synonymous with The Sunset Strip for their contribution to the history of The Strip as well as the music industry. Previous year’s recipients have included Ozzy Osbourne (2009) and Sunset Strip club owners Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and Elmer Valentine (2008).
General admission, VIP and 3-Day VIP tickets for the event will go on sale Thursday, June 17 through Ticketmaster at 10 AM PST. Street fest tickets will be $49.50 in advance ($65 day of at box office) and VIP street fest tickets, which include access to a private tented area with full no-host bar and seating area, are available for $100 in advance. A limited number of three-day “VIP” passes (which include entrance to Slash’s tribute on August 26, the clubs all three nights + access to VIP tent at street fest) will be $250. There will also be individual ticket sales for The Sunset Strip clubs on Thursday and Friday nights.
The SSMF is donating a portion of all tickets sold to the 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.