Colbert Enlists Santigold, Flaming Lips for StePhest Colbchella 2012
Taking note of Coachella’s recent festival-on-a-boat experiment, Stephen Colbert has announced plans to launch a dockside music fest on Aug. 10, for, take a breath—Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ‘012: Rocktaugustfest.
He’s wrangled up quite the lineup on such short notice: The Flaming Lips, Santigold, Fun., Grizzly Bear and Grandmaster Flash are all set to perform. The concerts will be recorded Aug. 10 at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, docked at a pier on the west side of Manhattan, and concert tapings and artist interviews will air on episodes of “The Colbert Report” during the week of Aug. 13. 1,500 free tickets to the festival will be available on Colbert’s site.
Check out the full announcement, which features an appearance from R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, below.
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