Linkin Park has been announced as the headliners for the Sunset Strip Music Festival. The sixth annual fest will take place on the famed Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Saturday, August 3. The performance will be the band’s only North American performance for the remainder of 2013. “We started our career playing clubs on The Strip,” said lead vocalist Chester Bennington. “It’s a thrill to be back where it all began, headlining this festival in our hometown.” The rest of the the Sunset Strip Music Festival lineup is said to be announced shortly.
Previous SSMF performers have included Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Offspring, Marilyn Manson, Steve Aoki, Slash featuring Fergie, Public Enemy, Bad Religion, Common, Bush, LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Neon Trees, Matt & Kim, Cobra Starship, Shiny Toy Guns, The Head Cat, Andy Grammer, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors, She Wants Revenge, Awolnation and Imagine Dragons, among others. Highlights from the past five years, including the SSMF 2012 street festival–which drew 15,000 music fans from Southern California and beyond–can be seen here: