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world’s largest electronica festival, planned for S.F. September 24
rave music fans will party in San Francisco when LoveParade,
the world's largest electronic music festival, returns to The City for
its second year on Saturday, September 24, organizers said. Last year’s
LoveParade marked the festival’s first appearance in North America.
Event organizers have a full "LoveWeekend" of festivities planned
around the party from Friday through Sunday. LoveParade originated in
Germany -- where it typically draws hundreds of thousands of electronic
music fans, DJs, and industry promoters -- and is known as one of the
world’s pre-eminent electronic music events.
This year's LoveParade could be even bigger than the festival’s 2004
San Francisco debut. Organizers expect 75,000 attendees dancing up
Market Street to the new festival location at the Civic Center. The
2004 festival location was next to Pac Bell Park.
Floats at last year’s event represented a gauntlet of electronic genres
including trance, house, techno and drum & bass. The Bay Area Drum
& Bass float included over 30 DJs from around the San Francisco Bay
Area and beyond.
The deadline for float applications is June 30. Those interested in
applying for a float can hit www.loveparadesf.org to fill out an online
application. Travelers coming from out of town can also check the Web
site to find hotel deals at reduced rates for LoveParade S.F. revelers.
Sponsors of the 2005 LoveParade S.F. include Friendster.com,
InGrooves.com, SF Weekly, DJmixed.com, Eventvibe.com and Remix Magazine.
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