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Women-Fronted Bands To Take Spotlight At Echo Park Rising

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Echo Park Rising, the four-day festival and outsized block party, released today its lineup for 2016. The festival, which will take place from August 18 to August 21, will be headlined by Chicano Batman, who mix Mexican folk music with the tripped-out weirdness of The Doors and the hooks of Al Green.

The lineup includes good share of women-fronted acts like La Luz, Feels, the Anti-Job, and L.A. native Cassandra Violet. As stated by promoters, there was a concerted effort to bring in more female performers this year. "It's rare that any festival showcases female musicians and DJs," Elizabeth Garo, VP of Talent for Spaceland Presents, said in a release. "[So] this year I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the talented women who rock the music industry and Echo Park Rising."

Bobcat Goldthwait is also going to make an appearance, so this festival shouldn't be short of surprises.

The main stage will be outside at the intersection of Liberty and Reservoir Streets, right behind Taix. There will be other stages and venues throughout. The Semi-Tropic and The Whisperer, both newly opened venues, will also feature their own hand-picked billing of bands.

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Of course, the cool thing about Echo Park Rising is that, unlike other festivals, you won't have to shell out $12 for a bottle of water at some random concession stand. The whole neighborhood is more or less part of the party, so you can grab an espresso at Blue Bottle Coffee or some bun cha ha noi at Button Mash.

The all-ages event is free, but for $25 you can buy a 3-day VIP pass that lets you skip certain lines and get access to "VIP viewing areas."

Check out the full lineup on the event flyer:


Check out some of the featured acts:

Chicano Batman

La Luz


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