Headliners Beck and The Black Crowes are among the 35 bands performing on four stages at the 24th annual Street Scene 2008 in downtown San Diego, CA, to be held September 19-20. It is one of California’s longest running music festivals.
Also on the bill are: Justice, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Michael Franti & Spearhead, The National, Spoon, TV on The Radio, Atmosphere, Cat Power, Hot Chip, Tegan and Sara, The New Pornographers, X, Vampire Weekend, The Hives, Cold War Kids, Ghostland Observatory, Spiritualized, Antibalas, Man Man, The Mother Hips, Tokyo Police Club, DeVotchKa, The Night Marchers, Nortec Collective presents Bostich + Fussible, Does it Offend You, Yeah?, Del The Funky Homosapien, Eagles of Death Metal, Foals, The Muslims, Dengue Fever, MGMT, Sea Wolf, West Indian Girl and Chester French.
Street Scene founder Rob Hagey has teamed with the Casbah club’s Tim Mays this year in an effort to reinvent the festival as it returns to its roots in downtown San Diego. Most of the bands in this year’s lineup got their start in San Diego at the Casbah or at other local venues on shows produced by Mays/Casbah.
“This is a return to our roots both musically–with a band like X who played our first year in 1984–and our location that started in the streets of downtown San Diego,” said Street Scene producer/founder Hagey in a statement. “This year’s line-up–with acts like DeVotchKa, Spiritualized and Hot Chip–and being back in the streets will have such a cool vibe with so many great indie artists in an urban setting.”
Music will run from 4 PM to midnight throughout San Diego’s East Village neighborhood. The venue site will include Tailgate Park, adjacent to Petco Park.
Tickets went on sale June 16. A limited number of two-day tickets are available at $75.