Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) organizers today announced that the sixth annual festival will be headlined by Linkin Park at the Saturday, August 3rd street festival on the famed Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. 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.
LINKIN PARK–CHESTER BENNINGTON, ROB BOURDON, BRAD DELSON, DAVE “PHOENIX” FARRELL, JOE HAHN and MIKE SHINODA–are excited to perform at SSMF, as 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. “We started our career playing clubs on The Strip,” said lead vocalist Chester Bennington. “It’s a thrill to be back where it all began, headlining this festival in our hometown.”
“We are happy to welcome Linkin Park back to The Sunset Strip as headliners at this year’s festival. The band started their career on The Strip at The Roxy. It is fitting to see them perform on the boulevard’s largest stage, outdoors with thousands of fans. We are also happy to partner with Music for Relief this year, which continues to give back to those in need around the world,” noted SSMF executive director Todd Steadman.
Members of Linkin Park’s official fan club, LP Underground, have exclusive access to tickets now at LPUnderground.com, which includes a special area reserved for LPU members only to watch the show at the front. Space is limited.
Previous SSMF performers have included Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Offspring, Marilyn Manson, Steve Aoki, Slash featuring Fergie, Public Enemy, Bad Religion, Common, Bush, LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Neon Trees, Matt & Kim, Cobra Starship, Shiny Toy Guns, The Head Cat, Andy Grammer, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors, She Wants Revenge, Awolnation and Imagine Dragons, among others.