Dubstep star Skrillex, a recent triple Grammy Award-winner, will headline the May 26 and May 27 "I Love This City" electronic music festival at Petco Park on Memorial Day weekend.
The festival, which will be open to all ages, will feature dozens of artists performing on multiple stages. "I Love This City" is, in fact, a two-city event, since it will also be held May 25 and 26 at San Francisco's At&T Park (where admission will be limited to festival-goers 18 and older).
The specific lineups for each city remains to be seen, however, since Monday afternoon's announcement of the festival seems designed to build anticipation, more than divulge specific details. Among the artists who are confirmed to perform (although in which city is still unclear) are Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, Chuckie, Excision, A-Trak, Crystal Method (DJ Set), R3HAB, Kill The Noise, Brodinski, 12th Planet, MiMOSA, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, Jaguar Skills, Adventure Club, Holy Ghost!, Cut Chemist, The M Machine, Helicopter Showdown, NiT GriT, Harvard Bass, FareOh, Picture Plane, AC Slater, Oliver, Sofi, TJR and others.
The exact artists, ticket prices and on-sale dates for both cities will be announced Friday. San Diego Padres season-ticket holders will have a nopportunity for a pre-sale ticket purchase, according to a Padres' representative. In addition, "three major headliners will be announced on April 23," according to Monday's announcement.
April 23 happens to be the day after the second weekend of this year's sold-out Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival concludes. Among the electronic music artists performing at Coachella who could be potential co-headliners at the Petco Park edition of "I Love This City" are Justice, Kaskade, David Guetta, Miike Snow, DJ Shadow and Nero.
The San Diego "We Love This City" festival is being co-produced by Live Nation (which stage the Deadmau5 show at Petco Park last fall) and LED Presents.
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