Independent Staff Report
WEST HOLLYWOOD — This year’s annual Sunset Strip Music Festival has been scheduled for Sept. 20 and 21 on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
Nederlander Concerts and Sunset Strip Music Festival organizers have announced the 2014 lineup, which includes legendary alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction and popular Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun.
Jane’s Addiction will headline the first day of the festival and play “Nothing’s Shocking” in its entirety. The day will be packed full of performances by Failure, Cold War Kids, Crosses, Minus the Bear, Kaiser Chiefs, the Birds of Satan, Nightmare and the Cat, Beware of Darkness and Say Say.
On Sept. 21, Empire of the Sun will headline the second day of the festival bringing their lighting, visuals and sound. Mayer Hawthorne, Iration, Big Data, Tove Lo, Big Freedia, We Came as Romans, Nostalghia, and Fenech-Soler will round out the festival, with more acts expected to be added.
The two-day street festival will include three outdoor stages, interactive experiences, food, beverages and much more. Sunset Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard from Sept. 20 at 3 a.m. until Sept. 22 at 6 a.m.
Iconic venues on the Sunset Strip including the Whisky A Go-Go, the Roxy, and the Viper Room will host live performances throughout both days.
Jane’s Addiction will be honored with the Elmer Valentine Award, which celebrates the music and icons that have made an impact on the legacy of the Strip, at an invitation-only honoree event to be hosted at the House of Blues Sept. 19. This marks the seventh installment of the award ceremony, where Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri, and Elmer Valentine, founders of cornerstone Sunset Strip venues the Whisky, the Roxy, and the Rainbow Bar & Grill were first honored in 2008.
Tickets for the festival are on sale now via the official ticketing provider, Eventbrite, at https://SSMF2014.eventbrite.com.
Ticket options include one-day general admission for $75 or a two-day festival pass for $125. VIP tickets range from $149 to $499 per ticket and include in-and-out privileges from the festival, access to a rooftop VIP area with views of the west stage, plus additional amenities that vary per level.