Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros have announced that they will put on a four-day festival in their native home of Los Angeles under a traditional Big Top circus tent.
Taking place at the Los Angeles Historic State Park, this intimate festival will be four days long from October 17th-20th, and will include a headlining performance by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Not only that, but this modern-day circus will also include "unique farmer’s market, beer gardens, late night happenings, and performances by an eclectic mix of musicians, vaudeville comedy, contortionists, acrobats, puppetry, and interactive performance art" according to the event's Facebook page.
Films and art installations, as picked by the group, will be shown during the day, while in the evenings featured artists will play under the Big Top - which includes 360 degree tiered seating.
The band's frontman, Alex Ebert, stated the following:
These days a band is a fast machine, cramming in dates, cutting fat, making the most money it can. Far gone are the ancient days of the traveling troubadours, lingering in towns, meeting the people, entertaining for days. If you tour, or you have been to a "professional" show, you may have had the sense that something is missing from the experience...And so, here comes the idea of Big Top - a one-off experiment in reaching for a more colorful, soulful, way to tour.