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March 19, 2008

Starscape lineup announced

Jam band the Disco Biscuits, hip-hop pioneer Slick Rick (pictured), Johnny Rabb's Biodiesel, Future Rock and others will headline this year's Starscape Music Festival, organizers announced today.
The festival -- which turns 10 this year -- takes place June 7 in Fort Armistead Park, and features roughly 30 bands and DJs in five performance areas.
"This is the biggest we've ever gone with the lineup," said Evan Weinstein of Steez Promo, which books the festival.
Last year's Starscape drew about 7,000 people to the park. This year, Weinstein expects more. 
Slick Rick will be backed by an eight-piece live band.

Early bird tickets start at $39.50 and go on sale March 25.

For a full lineup and more information, check out the festival's MySpace page

(AP Photo) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:29 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Local music


Starscape is always a good time.

i need an eye patch like that one

Slick Rick actually lost an eye, not just for looks

Yes, Slick Rick lost an eye. Yes, that patch is just for looks. :)

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