I just recieved the final line-up to Little Steven’s massive Underground Garage Festival and Big Star have been added to the bill! Rather than paraphrase the press release I am just going to post it here verbatim. Looks like it will be an absolute blast!
LITTLE STEVEN¹S INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND GARAGE FESTIVAL
BIG STAR ADDED; NY DOLLS CONFIRM APPEARANCE
VAN ZANDT PROMISES NON-STOP ROCK AND ROLL DANCE PARTY
July 27, 2004- A culmination of Steven Van Zandt’s tireless efforts of the past few years to bring rock ‘n’ roll to the masses, Little Steven’s International Underground Garage Festival, presented by Dunkin’ Donuts, is shaping up to be the most important rock event of the summer.
The extravaganza is Saturday, August 14 at Randalls Island in New York. In keeping with Little Steven’s ongoing mission to make the music available to all, advance tickets for the day-long concert are just $20, with $25 tickets available for purchase on the day of the show. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster (212-307-7171, www.ticketmaster.com and all locations).
In other news, Big Star, Australia’s Stems, New Zealand’s D4, Nancy Sinatra, the original Dictators, and first Beatle drummer Pete Best have joined the lineup, while The New York Dolls have confirmed a performance following the recent passing of their bassist Arthur Kane.
Little Steven’s International Underground Garage Festival unites, on a once-in-a-lifetime bill, major names from 50 years of rock history, starting with Bo Diddley, through garage kings like the Stooges and the Pretty Things and a stellar contingent of new faces like the Strokes, the Raveonettes and the Paybacks.
Van Zandt promises a day-long, non-stop rock and roll dance party, organized like Alan Freed and Murray the K’s Rock & Roll Revue shows of yore, with most bands performing ten minute sets of their most exciting material. Headliners will perform full sets.
Complete list of INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND GARAGE FESTIVAL performers below:
IGGY POP AND THE STOOGES
THE NEW YORK DOLLS
THE PRETTY THINGS
THE MOONEY SUZUKI
THE ELECTRIC PRUNES
THE PETE BEST BAND
THE CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND
THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS
THE HIGH DIALS
THE FORTY FIVES
THE COCKTAIL SLIPPERS
THE STAR SPANGLES
THE FLAMING SIDEBURNS
THE GORE GORE GIRLS
THE SWINGING NECKBREAKERS
DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS
RICHARD & THE YOUNG LIONS