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Armin Van Buuren to headline SF LoveFest; BADNB benefit parties
Annual SF LoveFest will take over downtown San Francisco on October 4,
and Armin Van Buuren
(pictured left) will appear in the festival and headline the
Official After Party produced by Spundae & Skills, event organizers
announced. America's biggest dance celebration will feature many of the
biggest names in electronic music as well as the usual Bay Area Drum
& Bass presence. Separately, BADNB announced they’re holding a
series of benefit parties to cover the cost of their float from now
Landing Armin Van
Buuren, the #1 DJ in the world according to a DJ Mag poll and widely
considered one of today's most skillful Trance DJs, was somewhat of a
coup for SF LoveFest, which had Paul van Dyk
pull out of the 2005 event at the last minute. With less
than two months to go, many other names have also trickled in that are
appearing during SF LoveFest weekend.
Some major artists scheduled to perform include DJ Dan, ATB, Adam Freeland, Donald Glaude,
Elite Force, Lee Burridge, Benny Benassi, Aquasky, Kaskade, Vandal, DJ
Medhi, among many others.
The parade kicks off at 12 noon on Saturday, Oct. 4, starting on Market
Street and 2nd Street and the 25 floats representing electric music
genres and crews from around the world will wind down Market Street to
Civic Center Plaza - the same route as last year.
If you’re arriving from out of town, SF LoveFest are recommending you
make travel arrangements ASAP as there is a large convention in town
that weekend making it difficult for them to hook up with travel deals
and hotel accommodations could book up.
LoveWeek starts on Wednesday, October 1, with official and affiliated
events every night through the parade, festival, after parties, and
into Sunday. Event organizers are also asking folks to consider
Volunteering for the event, you can read about the options here.
Also, Bay Area Drum & Bass said they’re holding a series of benefit
parties to cover the cost of their float from now through October. This
Tuesday (August 19) Manny Vibes
will host a party at The Underground SF with Diatrybe, Canadub and The Heights performing during the
regular Shelter event. All proceeds will go toward SF LoveFest costs.
There is a $5 cover for this 21 and over event. Underground SF is
located at 424 Haight Street at the corner of Webster.
There are dozens of affiliated as well as unofficial SF LoveFest-themed
events happening throughout the week, which we’ll update as party
announcements come in and the 2008 event approaches. To announce your
party simply contact us
for inclusion in the next update.
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