Paul Hebert

New annual festival set to shake up Southern California

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Southern California rock fans now have another festival to add to their calendar.

EPICENTER ’09: “So Cal’s Rock Explosion” will debut Saturday, August 22 at Fairplex in Pomona with Tool, Linkin Park, Alice In Chains, Wolfmother, Atmosphere, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Street Sweeper Social Club, Aesop Rock, Sonny and others TBA.

The annual music festival is presented by Right Arm Entertainment (creators of Ohio’s successful Rock on the Range annual festival) and will feature 12 acts throughout the day on multiple stages, with music set to kick off at 12 Noon.

“Talk about a killer lineup,” says Linkin Park co-frontman Chester Bennington. “Tool, Alice In Chains, Wolfmother–if we weren’t performing, we’d come just to see all the bands. This is gonna be our only North American gig all year and we promise to make it a show to remember.”

“To introduce a new rock festival in Southern California, you have to dream big,” says Right Arm Entertainment’s Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the festival. “Having Tool is an event in and of itself—and when you add Linkin Park’s only 2009 North American concert, Alice In Chains, Wolfmother, Atmosphere and all these acts, it’s more than we could have envisioned for the first Epicenter. We’re dedicated to making this the best rock festival of the summer.”

Tickets are $79.50 for general admission/$125 for VIP and go on sale Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 AM at www.TicketMaster.com. Look for more information about EPICENTER to be released in the coming weeks. For up-to-the-minute updates, go to www.epicenterfestival.com.

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