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David Lynch Is Taking Over The Ace Hotel For A 2-Day Art & Music Festival

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David Lynch's Festival of Disruption is booked for October 8 & 9 from 11 a.m. to midnight each day at The Ace Hotel. The festival will apparently be taking over the downtown hotel, from the scenic rooftop bar to the gorgeous theater. Now, I try not to use the word epic in casual conversation, but it's one hell of a lineup for a Lynch fan. The fest includes art, virtual reality, film, dance and music. Booked artists include Robert Plant, St. Vincent, Rhye, synth pop artist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, DJs Questlove and Jason Bentley, and cuts from the Twin Peaks soundtrack as interpreted by composer Angelo Badalamenti, Sky Ferreira and Xiu Xiu.

Who else is the on the docket? There will be talks from actors Kyle McLachlan (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet) and Laura Dern (Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Inland Empire), filmmaker Mel Brooks, Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, and architect Frank Gehry. Choreographer Ryan Huffington (he did the choreography in Sia's "Chandelier") will perform, and there will be virtual reality from Chris Milk and photo exhibits from Lynch and Stein. There will also be screenings of rare Lynch shorts, documentary Blue Velvet Revisited, and Elephant Man.

The fest is a fundraiser for the David Lynch Foundation, which uses Transcendental Meditation as a means to alleviate trauma. So, you will also be able to practice Transcendental Meditation at the fest, according to Consequence of Sound.

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A two-day pass starts at $199.

Festival of Disruption is October 8 & 9 at The Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.