San Diego radio station 91X will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of its first X-Fest music marathon with a lineup that mixes several eras.
The lineup for the June 7 concert at Sleep Train Amphitheatre includes such veteran bands as The Cult, Pennywise and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Public Enemy, along with such new acts as Moon Hooch and San Diego’s Shady Francos. Also confirmed to appear are Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids, Atlas Genius, Death From Above 1979, The Orwells, Mey Myers and Robert Orwell. At least one other act will be announced.
“These bands mean a lot to the history of 91X and to San Diego,” said Michael Halloran, the station’s program director. “You’ve got the old and the new, and the old and the older.”
Tickets for X-Fest will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. t the genera; public at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at livenation.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000. An online pre-sale will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The password will be available at the station’s website. Tickets are prices at $26.91 to $66.91, plus service charges.
The first X-Fest took place in 1983 at what was then known as San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium (now Qualcomm Stadium). The lineup included Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Ramones, The Stray Cats, Modern English and Bow Wow Wow. The event went on hiatus for several years, then returned in 1989, when X-Fest II was held at SDSU’s now-defunct Aztec Bowl. In recent years, X-Fst has been held at Sleep Train Amphitheatre.
Other X-Fest acts over the years have included Jane’s Addiction, New Order, Garbage, De La Soul, The B-52’s, Ziggy Marley, Tears For Fears, Ben Folds Five, Gin Blossoms, Staind and San Diego’s blink-182 and Slightly Stoopid.
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