KROQ continues their tradition of rocking in the holidays with their 23rd annual Almost Acoustic Christmas Festival. The two-day festival will run December 8th and 9th at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, CA. This year, KROQ is really putting the almost in “Almost Acoustic” with Linkin Park and Rise Against headlining the first night and The Killers and Jack White finishing out the second. There’s also a decidedly more electronic flair on the 9th, when electro-heads can look forward to M83, Passion Pit and Alex Clare all playing under the same roof.
The KROQ festival began in 1989 and was then, more simply and aptly, named, the “KROQ Xmas Bash.” Since its inception, this two-day alt-rock event has grown into an annual fixture and now attracts some of the biggest names in the music industry. In recent years, the two-day event has stuck true to its alternative rock roots the first night, while including a variety of acts – from Florence and the Machine to a surprise appearance by Kanye West – on the second. In addition to posting video interviews of the performers, KROQ does fans a favor by live-streaming the concert footage on their website. And, even more in the spirit of the holidays, the proceeds from the concert benefit Para Los Ninos, the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center and several other local charities.
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2012 Tickets
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2012 Dates
December 8th & 9th, 2012
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2012 Lineup
Linkin Park, Rise Against, Bush, Garbage, Slightly Stoopid, AWOLNATION, The Lumineers, Walk the Moon, The Gaslight Anthem, Two Door Cinema Club, Youngblood Hawke, The Killers, Jack White, Fun., M83, Neon Trees, Passion Pit, Grouplove, Of Monsters and Men, Alex Clare, Imagine Dragons
KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2011 Lineup
Blink-182, Bush, Chevelle, Incubus, Sublime With Rome, New Found Glory, Social Distortion, 311, Young The Giant, Jane's Addiction, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Death Cab for Cutie, Florence and the Machine, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Cage the Elephant, Foster the People, The Naked and Famous, Grouplove