Third Eye Blind, Billy Idol to headline HFStival
The rest of the lineup for the day-long festival coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 18 includes Fuel, Lit, Marcy Playground, Presidents of the United States of America and Ed Kowalczyk from Live.
There will also be a local stage featuring Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Jah Works, Fools And Horses, Lionize, Honor By August and Middle Distance Runner.
"It's a throwback show," said Sam Rogers, spokesman for CBS Radio in Washington. "That's the whole idea behind it. ... The majority of the people who remember the HFStival are in their 30s."
Tickets, which go on sale May 28, will cost $25, Rogers said, and the pavilion will have a "carnival-like" vibe ...
Third-Eye Blind (pictured, in 1998),
just performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion last weekend, as part of the Bamboozle Road show was on the lineup of the Bamboozle Road Show, which came to Merriweather Post Pavilion last weekend, but did not perform.
A longtime staple for alternative fans, the HFStival began in Fairfax, Va., in 1990, moved to RFK Stadium in 1993, and ended its 16-year run at Merriweather in 2006. Rogers, who was the general manager at HFS in 2001, oversaw about three or four HFStivals, culminating with the one at M&T Bank Stadium, he said.
Though HFS no longer exists as a terrestrial radio station, it continues to stream online and broadcast on 94.7's HD2 channel.
"We're excited to bring the HFStival back to the Baltimore/Washington area," Rogers said.
(Handout photo by Alison Dyer)
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