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Motley Crue to Headline Sunset Strip Music Festival

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Organizers for the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival have announced that 2011 Elmer Valentine Award honorees Mötley Crüe will return to their roots and close the outdoor street festival on Saturday, August 20th.

As previously announced, Mötley Crüe will also launch the three-day fest at an Aug. 18th tribute event celebrating their 30-year career. The Aug. 20 street festival stages will also feature performances by a range of artists including Bush, Public Enemy, Escape the Fate, The Dirty Heads, and Black Veil Brides, as the Sunset Strip closes down to traffic to host a full day of music. Additionally, the all-day street festival will feature performances by Letlive., Deluka and 50 more bands.

Each year, West Hollywood’s world-famous Sunset Strip celebrates its rich musical history and influence with the Sunset Strip Music Festival, 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 inside the venues until 2 a.m.

A wide range of artists will perform in the Sunset Strip’s legendary venues — House of Blues Sunset Strip, Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room and Whisky A Go-Go — throughout all three days of the festival. Performers include iconic acts such as Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger of The Doors with vocalist David Brock and Uriah Heep, as well as emerging talents including dredg.

The full festival lineup, with more to be announced:

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 Theatre:

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20: STREET FESTIVAL
OUTDOOR STAGES

Mötley Crüe
Bush
Public Enemy
Matt & Kim
Escape The Fate
The Dirty Heads
Cobra Starship
Black Veil Brides
She Wants Revenge
Tribal Seeds

INDOOR STAGES

Key Club:

Voxhaul Broadcast
Pigeon John
Deluka
Youngblood Hawke
Indians
Vampires Everywhere!
Kozmonaut
Felix Cartal
Harvard Bass
Deathface
BONES

The Roxy Theatre:

Kill The Complex
Queen Caveat
Sabrosa Purr
Letlive
Jordan Cook
Chappo
Imagine Dragons
The Limousines
The Expanders
Warner Drive
Semi Precious Weapons’ Empire with Special Guests

Whisky A Go-Go:

Motochrist
London
Demolition
Motorcycle Boy
All Hail The Yeti
Soulbleed
Desecrate
DC4
Dylan Nash
Haunted By Heroes
School of Rock
Blowing Up The Moon
Acidic
The Lost Patrol
Romantic Torture
Whiskey Six
Bolt Action Thrill
Key To Chaos
Electra
Divinity Roxx & special celebrity guests
Whisky A Go-Go Girls
Betty Moon
Black Vinyl
Kokopelli

Tickets are currently on sale via TicketWeb. General admission August 20 street festival tickets will be 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.

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