Local alternative-radio powerhouse 91X fired the big guns Tuesday, unveiling an X-Fest lineup packed with marquee names.
More than a dozen acts -- new bands, old-school artists, local groups and touring talent -- fill out the lineup, including headliners Modest Mouse of "Float On" fame and the hard-rockin' Brits of The Cult. Joining them on June 7 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre will be the rap royalty of Public Enemy and "Trunk Muzik" star Yelawof (spotted by SoundDiego last week at SxSW), SoCal's Pennywise and Cold War Kids, as well as alt rockers Death From Above 1979, Altas Genius, the Orwells, electronic artist Robert Delong and SoundDiego local faves Shady Francos (just ask us about our new theme song!). Bonus: Brooklyn's Moon Hooch will be busking around the site.
"Diversity has always been 91X's middle name, and this X-Fest lineup proves it," said Halloran, 91X's program director. "91X was the first radio station in the country to play The Cult and Public Enemy. X-Fest 2015 has artists from 91X's history and future all together on one stage. I can't wait to see all the 'old school' and 'new school' listeners at the show."
The station is following up on the success of its very successful Wrex the Halls concert at Valley View Casino Center in December, which boasted a bill bursting with Cage, Billy Idol, Alt-J, Interpol, Spoon, Banks and others.
Lucky 91X listeners can buy pre-sale tickets on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (via a code available at the station website and texting plaform), while the rest of the public will have to wait till Friday at the same time to snap them up from LIve Nation.