An open-air street festival on an infamous avenue, the Sunset Strip Music Festival features a wild blend of rock, indie and EDM.

Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014

Sep 20 2014

Famous for decades, the Sunset Strip is an iconic piece of the Los Angeles musical landscape. Taking place September 20 and 21, the Sunset Strip Music Festival features a wild blend of rock and roll, EDM and indie performers. Jane’s Addiction and Empire of the Sun headline the two-day street festival, which includes both open-air performances and shows inside The Strip’s infamous venues like The Roxy and the Whisky A Go-Go.

Featuring over 50 bands and artists playing a bouncing assortment of rock, EDM and indie, the Sunset Strip Music Festival returns to the famous strip of Los Angeles that forever holds a place in the musical heritage of the city as well as the world. A raucous street festival that takes place on Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive and San Vincente Boulevard, this two-day event celebrates The Strip’s iconic place in musical history with live performances all day and lasting into the night. Jane’s Addiction headlines the festival this year on Saturday night, and will play their album Nothing’s Shocking in its entirety to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release. This influential rock band played their first live performance on the Sunset Strip in 1985 at The Roxy. Also playing Saturday is Failure, Cold War Kids, (Crosses), Minus the Bear, Kaiser Chiefs, The Birds of Satan, Nightmare and the Cat, Beware of Darkness and Say Say. Empire of the Sun headlines the festival on Sunday night, and will be joined that day with a lineup that includes Mayor Hawthorne, Big Freedia, Iration, Big Data, Tove Lo, We Came as Romans, Nostalghia and Fenech-Soler. There are no ins-and-outs at the festival, but you will find food vendors and beer/wine gardens for refreshments. Venues along the Sunset Strip such as The Roxy, Troubadour and Whisky A Go-Go will be open during the festival and hosting performances throughout each day – entrance is first-come, first-served for festival pass holders.

For decades the Sunset Strip was the epicenter of LA’s music scene. Situated just outside the city limits, the area allowed gambling and wild nightlife, and you could drink alcohol in back rooms during Prohibition. The Sunset Strip was a favorite hangou

Prepare for parking to be a pain. Metered parking is available up and down Sunset Boulevard, but only for limited time spans. There are plenty of paid lots and garages that usually charge around $25 for the day, but they fill up early. If you can, your be

Sunset Strip

Address: W sunset Blvd
City: West Hollywood