SSMF

In less than two months the Sunset Strip Music Festival will be hitting West Hollywood, transforming the quiet suburban neighborhood (ha!) into a hotbed of musical celebration. From Thursday, August 16, through Saturday, August 18, the festival will celebrate honorees The Doors with a series of club shows and events culminating with the all-day street fest on Saturday, during which the music on the Sunset Strip will flow out of the clubs and into the streets. Today, the festival announced the full line-up for the three-day event with a slew of notable acts joining the already announced bands.

RZA, Hank III, Peter Murphy, Matt Skiba, Mickey Avalon, and James Ingram are among the newly announced artists, joining an already stellar line-up that includes Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, Steve Aoki, Bad Religion, Black Label Society, Far East Movement, De La Soul, Dead Sara and The Mowgli’s. Saturday’s festivities will include two outdoor stages, beer gardens, an artist autograph tent, an outdoor VIP rooftop lounge, Silent Frisco’s silent disco, VIP Lounge at On The Rox, food trucks and interactive experiences. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, which has been treating individuals struggling with the powerful force of addiction since 1969.

Here’s the full lineup for SSMF 2012:

Thursday, August 16
SSMF Celebrates The Doors at House of Blues Sunset Strip

Viper Room
Future Villains
Lady Sinatra
The Black Marquee
Gunpowder Secrets
Diamonds Under Fire

The Roxy Theatre
Peter Murphy
Ours

Whisky A Go-Go
Jack Russell’s Great White
Faster Pussycat
Bulletboys
Pretty Boy Floyd
The Hard Way
Wizeguy Theory
Madysin Hatter
Everyday Feels Like Sunday

Key Club
Quiet Riot

Friday, August 17

House of Blues
Hank III + special guests

Key Club
RZA with full band

Viper Room (early show)
Unwritten Law
London Cries

Viper Room (late show)
Mickey Avalon
Little Miss Nasty

Whisky A Go-Go
James Ingram
Teddy Campbell Band

Saturday, August 18

Outdoor Street Festival Stages
Marilyn Manson
The Offspring
Steve Aoki
Bad Religion
Black Label Society
Far East Movement
De La Soul
Dead Sara
The Mowgli’s

The Roxy Theatre
Das Racist
Matt Skiba
Street Drum Corps
Burning Of Rome
Caught A Ghost
Filligar
Love And A .38
The Stone Foxes
The Knife Outline
Dim Mak after party with surprise performances

Whisky A Go-Go
Tempting Fate
The Untouchables
Hardly Dangerous
Dynazty
The Rocketz
Cold Blue Rebels
Leif Garrett
Hurricane
Hotel Diablo
Beowulf
Bitch
45 Grave

Key Club
V Sevani
Venrez
Suedehead
Moses Stone
Nylon Pink
California Windfall
Vicci Martinez
True Press
Patience Prince
Brandon and Leah
After party

98-7fm’s “Close to Home” Roxy Lot Stage
JJamz
Family Of The Year
Terraplane Sun
Midnight Hour
The Vim Dicta
Jared James Nichols
Cherri Bomb
Silent Frisco

Saturday, August 18 AFTER Street Fest (separate tickets required for entrance):

Viper Room (doors at 10 p.m.)
WAX
dumbfounded

House of Blues
Subhuman Tour (featuring Diesel Boy / Bare – dubstep DJ event)

Tickets for SSMF 2012 are on sale now via TicketWeb and, just because the SSMF folks are awesome like that, they are free of additional ticketing fees. Ticket options include:

$75 – General admission August 18 street festival ticket

$135 – VIP admission August 18 street festival ticket, which includes:

  • Access to the rooftop VIP area with views of the West stage
  • VIP areas in the beer garden and venues
  • Access to VIP lounge On The Rox
  • A separate entrance
  • Additional perks

$250 – A very limited number of three-day VIP passes, which include:

  • Access to THE DOORS celebration on Thursday, August 16
  • VIP access to the August 18 street festival
  • Entrance to all of the Sunset Strip Venues on August 16, 17 and 18 (House of Blues, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club) pending capacity

Tickets for individual venue shows on August 16 and 17 and select August 18 shows are also available.

Please visit the Sunset Strip Music Festival website for full details.