The Sunset Strip music festival announced earlier this week, that Ozzy Osbourne will open and close this years festival. The three-day festival will kick off when OZZY is honored at a tribute event Thursday, September 10 at the House of Blues and then OZZY will perform the festival’s final set Saturday, September 12.
Ozzy’s appearance will mark the first full performance on The Sunset Strip in almost 40 years for the Prince of Darkness and his first ever as a solo artist. Back in 1970, Black Sabbath performed a five-night stand (November 11-15) at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go as part of their first U.S. tour.
The annual festival in it’s second year has landed some other major acts including: Korn, Pepper, The Donnas, and The Kotton Mouth Kings. On Saturday, September 12, the Sunset Strip will be closed between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Blvd.for the festival. 40-plus music acts will perform throughout the day performing on two stages set up on the street and on club stages within the street closure & at the Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, Cat Club and Whisky A Go-Go.
In addition to live performances throughout the day, the festival will include an artist signing tent, beer garden, a “Taste of The Sunset Strip” food vendor area, and unique experiences.
Friday and Saturday nights of SSMF will feature live music performances from a mix of established and up-and-coming artists. Friday, Sept. 11 Talib WKweli at Key Club, Augustana at The Roxy Theatre, Glay at House of Blues, Led Zep at Cat Club and Wild Child at Whisky A Go-Go. Artists performing on Saturday, Sept. 12 post-street festival in the clubs include Ace Frehley at Viper Room, B Real at Whisky A Go-Go and Glay at House of Blues
“SSMF is a great opportunity for us to celebrate The Sunset Strip’s rich musical history. It also allows us to recognize the clubs and artists, new and old, who make Sunset Boulevard an international destination,” stated West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore John Heilman. “Our first event created so much excitement and enthusiasm, and I know the upcoming event will be terrific.”
For a complete lineup, tickets, and more information visit www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com.