Live 105 sets BFD 2013 concert


CBS RadioCBS Radio’s KITS-FM (Live105) San Francisco is staying true to its Everything Alternative mantra with BFD 2013, back for it’s 19th year to the Shoreline Amphitheater on Sunday, May 19th.

Again this year, Live 105 has assembled a line-up of some of the most acclaimed artists in Alternative rock as well as new up-and-coming bands. BFD has become widely known to be the Bay Area’s Summer Kick Off Music Festival.

BFD 2013 features over 35 bands on four separate stages. The main stage will be lead by full sets from alternative anthem rockers Thirty Seconds to Mars, indie rock/synthpop superstars, Passion Pit and the Los Angeles based indie rockers Silversun Pickups. The main stage will also feature the folk/indie Of Monsters And Men, and the electronic rock of AWOLNATION plus a surprise performance by an artist to be released day of show.

The Bud Light Festival Stage will be topped off by one of the biggest Alternative Rock acts: Jimmy Eat World. Also adding to the non-stop music of The Bud Light Festival Stage is The Airborne Toxic Event, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Atlas Genius, Youngblood Hawke, Twenty One Pilots, The Neighbourhood, Wavves, The Mowgli’s, New Politics and Gold Fields.

Live 105’s Subsonic Tent will be the place to “channel your free spirit and get your groove on all day and all night.” Featured in the Subsonic Tent will be live performances by electronic music legends The Crystal Method, and DJ Shadow.  You can also dance to C2C, Wallpaper, Dirtybird/Justin Martin, Robert Delong, K Theory, Miles The DJ, St. John, and Nick G./GHR.

The event will also feature nine of the hottest bands from neighboring communities on the Local Band Stage with Tumbleweed Wanderers, Picture Atlantic, Anya & The Get Down, Finish Ticket and more.

RBR-TVBR observation:  Notice the “Subsonic Tent,” dedicated to Electronic Dance Music (EDM) music. It’s becoming more obvious that if you want to appeal to the 18-34 crowd, electronic dance music is not to be left out. It’s no longer an underground thing. Other examples underscoring the monetization of this trend are the recent news that WPP will invest an estimated $10 million in Sillerman’s SFX Entertainment, an empire built largely around the appeal of dance music. Also, Clear Channel launched “Evolution 93.5 Miami,” its second EDM station to WEDX-FM Boston.