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The Strokes in the title of This Ain’t No Picnic

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SoCal’s Goldenvoice festival, which has been delayed for several years, announced a new lineup on Friday – but no, it’s not Coachella.

This Ain’t No Picnic, a late 90s Irvine festival revival from a longtime LA-based concert promoter, will be belatedly returning to Brookside at Rose Bowl in Pasadena on August 27-28.

The line-up accordingly targets the slightly graying audience of the older generation who may have caught the first edition in high school, along with a deep slate of underground rock and electronic music.

Alternative stars from New York will be the Strokes and LCD Soundsystem headlines.

The festival will also feature reunited dance punks Deceptacon Le Tigre, who will play their first concert in 12 years; Phoebe Bridgers from Pasadena; British soul singer George Smith; and old punks (Circle Jerks, Descendent) and newer punk-inspired bands (Turnstile, Idles and Yves Tumor).

Also on the list is Best New Artist, Grammy nominee Aroy Aftab; recent documentary stars of Sparks; Rough Newbies from California – Hana Wu and the Woman King; rising indie duo Wet Leg; Virtuoso guitarists from North Africa Mdu Moktar; crazy synth-pop from Magdalena Bay and zero hip-hop from Ying Yang Twins.

Brookside’s Rose Bowl recently hosted another Goldenvoice festival, 88 Rising’s Head in the Clouds.

Tickets starting at $ 299 go on sale on December 9th.

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