(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070220/LATU096LOGO) The lineup and cities are as follows: San Francisco: Los Angeles: Philadelphia: Brand New Brand New The Killers Atmosphere & Atmosphere & Iggy Pop & The Brother Ali Brother Ali Stooges Mute Math Ghostland Observatory Mute Math Yeasayer Mute Math Ghostland M83 Yeasayer Observatory Mates Of State M83 Mates Of State RJD2 Mates Of State The Whigs The Whigs RJD2 Man Man Tapes 'n Tapes Tapes 'n Tapes Louis XIV Cut Copy Caribou The Duke Spirit Datarock Datarock The Airborne Toxic The Duke Spirit The Duke Spirit Event Blitzen Trapper Blitzen Trapper The Enemy Louis XIV De Novo Dahl William Fitzsimmons The Airborne Toxic Parlor Mob Parlor Mob Event William Fitzsimmons The Stills De Novo Dahl Kaki King Eli Reed Parlor Mob The Night Marchers Colour Revolt William Fitzsimmons Flosstradamus Flosstradamus Vedera Vedera
Tickets for all three shows go on sale Saturday, May 31st at http://www.livenation.com/.
For additional information on the individual shows in each city, fans can go to http://www.downloadfestival.com/, where Download 2008 powered by Seagate offers access to streaming music, podcasts, exclusive artist content, special contests, ticket sweepstakes, meet and greet opportunities and a community of like-minded music fans. Seagate will provide still and video cameras to some of the artists enabling them to document their “Download Memories” which will be featured on the site. DownloadFestival.com will continually feature new elements about the festival to keep fans as up to date as possible with the schedules, opportunities, news and activities in each market.
Spin Magazine will host a contest giving one lucky fan the opportunity to become a reporter for a day covering one of the events which will be featured in the magazine and http://www.spin.com/.
Volkswagen will construct VW Garage in San Francisco and Philadelphia filled with guitars, bass guitars and drums for fans to hang out and jam with friends and other fans. NowWhat.com will be on site with an interactive booth where fans can stop by to get their free online photos accessible at http://www.nowwhat.com/ and enter to win special contests and prizes. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite artists at the artist signing tents at each venue.
Seagate made the following comment: “Seagate is proud to be the title sponsor for the Download Music Fest this year, because we are at the core of your digital lifestyle…where you download, upload, store, share, create, mash-up and save all of your music, video, film, photos and digital stuff. Our storage solutions and hard drives are the essential connection between you and your content. From the home to the office, to the hand to the car — we put the gigabytes and terabytes into all of your favorite devices.”
“Music has always resonated for Volkswagen’s youthful target customer. Our partnership with Download turns up the volume,” says Laura Stove, Marketing Manager, Volkswagen North America, Inc.
DOWNLOAD 2008 POWERED BY SEAGATE DATE CITY VENUE Saturday, July 19 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Sunday, July 20 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre Saturday, August 2 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center ABOUT LIVE NATION:
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