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Senior Vice President and Marketing Manager of CBS Radio Washington Sam Rogers, better known in this case as the former general manager of WHFS admitted a little something to The Washington City Paper recently:
“Nobody wants to admit they’re old and classic.”
In vain of that, it is necessary to announce that tickets for the area’s famed HFStival go on sale this Friday and the line-up is full of a few alt-rock classics in their own right.
Acts on the main stage include 90’s classics like: Third Eye Blind, Billy Idol, Everclear, Ed Kowalczyk from Live, Presidents Of the United States of America, Fuel, Lit, and Marcy Playground.
Ticket prices aren’t out of line and are moderately priced at $25-$40.
Of course, there will also be a local stage featuring the best the DMV has to offer.
HFStival will take place on September 18 at Merriweather Post Pavillion.
I mean come on! A chance to hear Marcy Playground sing “Sex and Candy” is one you really don’t want to miss.
I don’t understand the “Where-are-they-now” lineup. Other than Billy Idol there are no bands that have stood the test of time. Yes we remember a song or two from each band but they will be playing for quite a while. For most bands, that’s a lot of crap that never sold.
My recommendation… Add Blind Melon, Digable Planets, Blur, The Proclaimers, The Breeders, Elastica, Jesus Jones, Tripping Daisy, Spacehog, The Toadies, and Folk Implosion. Split the stage in two, have a band play one or two songs, and start the next band.