Sunset Strip Music Festival Announces Full Line-Up, Adds RZA, Mickey Avalon & Others


Organizers for the Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) announced the full line-up for their annual three-day event, set to kick off from August 16-18 on the famed Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Among the acts announced for SSMF 2012 are: Rza, Hank III, Mickey Avalon, De La Soul, and dumbfounded, among others.

These new acts will join previously-announced festival artists including headliner Marilyn Manson, as well as The Offspring, Steve Aoki, Bad Religion, as well as Black Label Society, Far East Movement, De La Soul, Dead Sara and The Mowgli’s.

Tickets are currently on-sale via TicketWeb (, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, which has been treating individuals struggling with the powerful force of addiction since 1969.

As in years past, Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic August 18 between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard and transformed into a premier concert destination with 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.

The venues within the street festival closure — The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club — will also host full line-ups from more than 50 bands throughout the day.

Ticket options include general admission atr $75 and VIP options for $135, 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 and additional perks. A limited number of three-day VIP passes will also be available for $250. These special passes include access to THE DOORS celebration on August 16, VIP access to the August 18 street festival and 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.

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Below is the full line-up:

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.)
– dumbfounded

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

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