The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir To Headline Online ‘4EVRFEST’

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For seven days and seven nights, a live digital music festival will be broadcast and streamed across the globe. Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead will headline the Forever Festival, which launches Aug. 4 and will run through Aug. 11.

While Weir performs from San Francisco, modern rock group Kings of Leon will broadcast their previously announced American Express Unstaged performance from London, which will be directed by comedian Fred Armisen. Other artists on the bill include metal acts SlayerAnthrax and Lamb of God, rapper Mos Def, country acts Thompson Square and Lukas Nelson (son of Willie) among many others.

The concert will be sponsored by IROCKE, a platform that streams concerts online. Forever Fest will be streamed at 4EVRFEST.com.

”So, we’re looking at some Big Fun here with Forever Festival: live music from around the world, much of it going down at the same time, like the regular festival, without the mud,” Weir said. “If you’re not into what’s in front of you, you go to another stage, only you let your fingers do the walking and you stay on the couch, or on the bed, or whatever…”

On Aug. 7, Weir will share his insights as an artist before he performs with Scaring the Children, a group that includes Rob Wasserman, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti and Lukas Nelson.

Complete lineup below.

Bob Weir Scaring the Children
Kings of Leon (directed by Fred Armisen)
Slayer
Anthrax
Mos Def
Lamb of God
SBTRKT
Lukas Nelson
Reason
Cassper Nyovest
Dirty Honkers
Richie Hawtin
Jamie Jones
Nina Kraviz
Victor Calderone
Accept
King Diamond
Eats Everything
Norman Doray
Moonalice
Christine Grimmie
Amanda Brown
Clara C
ZZ Ward
The M Machine
Audrey Napoleon
AndDrop!
Thompson Square
JJ Grey
Scuba
Joris Voorn
The Mekanism
Atlas Genius
Kent Nagano Conducts Orchestre Symphonic de Montréal
Wil Campa y su Gran Union
Rondi Charleston All-Star Band
Mell Starr
Eddie B. Swift
New Riders of the Purple Sage
David Bromberg
Joy Kills Sorrow
Little Green Cars

- Annie Reuter, Radio.com

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