The inaugural Slow Food Rocks music festival will be held August 30-31 during the inaugural Slow Food Nation ’08 event, the largest ever celebration to raise awareness for creating a sustainable food system in America. Slow Food Nation will be held August 29-September 1 at the Great Meadow at Fort Mason in Golden Gate National Park in San Francisco, CA.

Grammy-winning Gnarls Barkley will headline the first night with support from Ozomatli, New Pornographers, and Medeski Martin & Wood. G. Love & Special Sauce and the John Butler Trio will perform on the second night with the headliner and more support acts to be named later.

General admission ticket prices are: $59 for single day, early bird tickets (until July 10); $69 for advance sales (after July 10); $79 at the door; and children age 5-12, $10. Single day reserve ticket prices are early bird $79 (until July 10); advance $89 (after July 10); at door $99; and children age 5-12, $20.

“We support Slow Food’s efforts to create a healthy and sustainable food system for all,” said festival producer Tom Shepard, CEO of Festival Network, in a statement. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to compliment Slow Food Nation with infusing the excitement of great music in this spectacular location.”

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Slow Food Nation is a non-profit subsidiary of Slow Food USA, established in 2000, and includes culinary professionals and food enthusiasts, farmers and food producers, educators and students. Having grown to 200 local chapters in 47 states, Slow Food USA envisions a world in which all people can eat delicious food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet.

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