Hot Ticket: Sweetlife Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 5/1/11

This weekend the second annual Sweetlife Music Festival, put on by Georgetown’s eco-friendly health-food restaurant Sweetgreen, takes place at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Everything about this year’s festival is bigger than the last one, from the venue to the line-up topped by The Strokes, one of the biggest bands around. Considering the mania surrounding the initial announcement of this great day of music, I was shocked to discover that there are still plenty of general admission tickets available just two days before the festivities are set to begin.

With Lupe Fiasco, Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles, and Girl Talk you’ve got four acts that can easily sell-out the 9:30 Club every time they roll through town. Ra Ra Riot and Theophilus London have the rising stars angle locked down. Walk The Moon, Modern Man, and US Royalty warm the whole thing up with some “if you haven’t heard them yet, you’ll always remember this for being the first time you saw them”-vibes. Bonus points for Modern Man and US Royalty representing the DC-hometown spirit. And closing out the whole shebang is The Strokes; bonafide international festival headliners throwing their weight behind this upstart festival that is going to give Virgin FreeFest 2011 a run for the money.

What are DC music fans waiting for? Jump on this awesome day of music!

Sweetlife Festival
@ Merriweather Post Pavilion
5/1/11 – 12pm

Unconfirmed Set Times after the jump.

12:50 – 1:10 pm Modern Man
1:15 – 1:35 pm US Royalty
1:40 – 2:00 pm Walk the Moon
2:15 – 2:45 pm Theophilus London
3:00 – 3:30 pm Ra Ra Riot
3:45 – 4:25 pm Cold War Kids
4:40 – 5:30 pm Crystal Castles
5:50 – 6:50 pm Lupe Fiasco
7:15 – 8:15 pm Girl Talk
8:45 – 10 pm The Strokes

Michael splits his free time between defending the little guy and championing the underdog. He has been haunting the concert halls, dive bars, and greasy spoons of DC for the last 16 years. His interests include live rock music, researching obscure military/political conflicts, and good hamburgers. He is a friendly grump, has wisdom beyond his years, and is on a life-long quest to attain music nirvana. Follow him on Twitter if you dare!

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