SSMF Lineup: Jane’s Addiction, Failure, Crosses, Cold War Kids & More
The 2014 Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) lineup has been announced for its scheduled Sept. 20-21 run, with hometown heroes Jane’s Addiction leading the roster. Taking place on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA, Perry Farrell & Co will be joined by Failure, Cold War Kids, Crosses, Kaiser Chiefs, Birds of Satan, Big Data and many more in the most star-studded lineup the festival has seen yet.
Jane’s Addiction will be honored at the fest with the “Elmer Valentine Award” on Sept. 19th, an award which celebrates the music and icons that have made an impact on the legacy of The Strip.
“It all started for me back when my big brother used to tell me about The Strip,” said Farrell, “and about the amazing scene where artists like Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison blew people’s minds by pioneering a new sound and influencing culture in a more exciting way than ever before. Complete with massive crowds from all over the world streaming through the streets and flocking to The Strip just trying to be part of it all.”
The Jane’s frontman continued: “So when it came time for Jane’s to record our first album we told Warner Brothers that before we could even release a studio record we had to make a live record on The Strip, and we even recorded it at The Roxy, because we knew that it had to embody that inspiration that came from the heart of that scene. We are very proud to come from this heritage and are truly honored by the Valentine Award."
On the first day of SSMF on Saturday, September 20 and play Nothing’s Shocking in its entirety. The day will be packed full of performances by Failure, Cold War Kids, ††† (Crosses), Minus the Bear, Kaiser Chiefs, The Birds of Satan, Nightmare and the Cat, Beware of Darkness and Say Say.
Australian EDM duo Empire of The Sun will headline day two of the festival on Sunday, September 21, bringing their spectacular lightning visuals and sound. Mayer Hawthorne, Iration, Big Data, Tove Lo, Big Freedia, We Came as Romans, Nostalghia and Fenech-Soler, plus more to be announced will round out Sunday’s festival.
The two-day street festival will include three outdoor stages, interactive experiences, food, beverage and much more, transforming The Sunset Strip into the ultimate concert destination. Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard from 2:00-11:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00-10:00 p.m. on Sunday. Iconic venues lining The Strip including, Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy and Viper Room will host live performances for ticketed attendees throughout the day and into the night and after the street fest closes until 2:00 a.m. Entrance is first-come, first-served.
Tickets for the 2014 SSMF street festival are on sale now via the official ticketing provider. Ticket options include: Single Day General Admission for $75 or a 2-Day festival pass for $125.
VIP tickets range from $149-$499 per ticket and include in-and-out privileges from the festival, access to the rooftop VIP area with views of the West stage, plus additional amenities that vary per level.