Ben Harper, Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Britt Daniel, Ryan Miller, Members of Weezer and The Flaming Lips Confirmed for George Fest
Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers & Mark Stoermer (of The Killers), Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd (of The Flaming Lips), Ben Harper, Ann Wilson (of Heart), Britt Daniel (of Spoon) and “Weird Al” Yankovic are among the acts confirmed to take part in the first-ever George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison. This all-star concert will take place on September 28 at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre. The show will be curated in partnership with the Best Fest, the people behind the Dylan Fest, Petty Fest and Stones Fest tributes.
The Best Fest’s acclaimed Cabin Down Below Band will serve as the evening’s backing band. Other confirmed performers include: Nick Valensi (of The Strokes), Dhani Harrison, Ian Astbury, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Butch Walker, Cold War Kids, Karen Elson, Brian Bell (of Weezer), Big Black Delta, Chase Cohl, Jamestown Revival, Matt Sorum and Ryan Miller (of Guster). The musicians will perform Harrison songs from throughout this career.
100% of ticket sale proceeds from this show go to benefit Sweet Relief . Sweet Relief provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet. All ticket sale proceeds from George Fest will go to benefit their mission of healing musicians who need it most.
The show coincides with a major reissue of George Harrison’s first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles’ Apple Records label, digitally remastered from the original analogue masters. The Apple Years 1968-75 will be available on CD and digitally on September 22.