Linkin Park Tapped as Headliners of the 2013 Sunset Strip Music Fest
After previously announcing that their February show in Las Vegas would be their only North American gig of 2013, Linkin Park couldn’t pass up the opportunity to headline the upcoming 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles.
The event, which has featured headliners Motley Crue, Slash and Ozzy Osbourne in the past, take place every summer on the famed Sunset Strip, with multiple bands playing at several venues and outdoors. This year’s festival takes place Aug. 1-3, with Linkin Park performing on Aug. 3.
Linkin Park multi-instrumentalist and rhyme-slinger Mike Shinoda states, “We played our first shows as a band in 1998, on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. When we were approached about an opportunity to play a special show on the strip, we couldn’t say no. We are excited to announce that we’ll be headlining the Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood, Calif., on Aug. 3. This time we mean it… this will be the ONLY U.S. show for the rest of 2013.”
Tickets went on sale to the public earlier today (May 15) at the Sunset Strip Music Festival’s official site. More bands are expected to be announced over the coming weeks.