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WHEN IS THE 2008 DETOUR FESTIVAL?
WHERE IS IT AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
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2008 DETOUR FESTIVAL SET TIMES!

The LA Weekly Detour Music Festival is located around City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.

Festival Entrances are located on:
Main Street and 2nd Street

TRANSPORTATION

Not sure how to get to the show? Log onto www.metro.net (or 1.800.Commute)
to plan your trip and save some gas money.
Go Metro - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

BY RAIL
MetroRail Stop:Civic Center Station (1st & Hill)

BY CAR
101 Freeway: Los Angeles or Broadway exit

For downtown maps visit:
www.downtownla.com


ARTIST SIGNINGS @
VIRGIN MEGASTORE BOOTH!

HERE IS THE SIGNING SCHEDULE. DONT MISS A GREAT CHANCE
TO MEET YOUR FAVORITE BANDS.

NOAH AND THE WHALE
2:30pm
BITTER:SWEET
6:00pm
MATT COSTA
7:00pm
SHINY TOY GUNS
8:00pm
HERCULES AND
LOVE AFFAIR
8:45pm
CUT COPY
9:30pm
THE PRESETS
11:00pm

 

 

 

WHAT'S THE HISTORY OF THE DETOUR MUSIC FESTIVAL?

2007 LA WEEKLY DETOUR FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS



This time two years ago Los Angeles – one of the world’s great music capitals – lacked its own major festival. Sure, there were some multi-act, multi-stage events in the area, but they tended to be genre-specific and often miles out of town. So LA Weekly, the alternative voice of this city for nearly 30 years, and era-defining event producers Goldenvoice (who bring us Coachella etc.) teamed to create Detour: a vibrant coming-together of diverse international rock and dance acts right in the heart of downtown L.A.

Appropriately, Detour’s 2006 debut was co-headlined by Beck – an artist who encapsulates L.A.’s vast, eclectic soundscape like few others – and fellow SoCal locals Queens of the Stone Age, as well as hyperactive UK techno duo Basement Jaxx. Angelinos voted with their feet: Detour was a hit, and returned bigger and better last year with French dance maestros Justice and Brit indie-nistas Bloc Party topping the bill. Other Detour alumni include local luminaries Autolux, Redd Kross and Nico Vega; hip-hop innovators Blackalicious and Cool Kids; coarse Norse nutters Turbonegro; multi-lingual cult trio Blonde Redhead; and an array of globetrotting DJs.

This year Detour will feature over 25 acts on 4 outdoor stages, plus vendors and art installations, spread across 6 city blocks around City Hall. Confirmed bands include genre-bending proggies The Mars Volta and irrepressible Gypsy-punk collective Gogol Bordello. Take the Metro (there’s a stop just steps away); stroll the streets, drink-in-hand; and celebrate our own world-class music festival.

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WHEN AND WHERE IS THE 2008 LA WEEKLY
DETOUR MUSIC FESTIVAL?

October 4, 2008 in Downtown Los Angeles
Doors open at noon and the show goes until midnight.


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