The International Pop Overthrow Festival Is Back In Los Angeles And Orange County For Its Ninth Year: July 27-August 13!

Thousands of fans from around the Los Angeles area, the country and the world will converge on Los Angeles and Orange County this summer as International Pop Overthrow explodes into its 9th year! IPO Los Angeles will feature more than 170 of the best pop artists from around the world, who play in several venues throughout Los Angeles from July 22-August 7 including The Knitting Factory, Safari Sam’s, Spaceland, The Cat Club, The Joint, Fais Do Do and Good Hurt.

Now being touted as the largest music festival of its kind, IPO celebrates the music made famous by such pop heroes as The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Badfinger while also focusing on the vast amount of music being made today by those artists who rely on melodic songcraft to express their musical tastes. From The Rolling Stones to Green Day and Maroon 5, the International Pop Overthrow Music Festival celebrates the evolution of pop music.

International Pop Overthrow has had eight successful years in Los Angeles, and four successful years in New York, and Chicago. In October 2003 we decided to make the festival truly International and took it to the birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool, England, where all shows were held at the world famous Cavern Club, and we recently returned for our fourth great year there! Soon afterward the festival embarked on an “east coast tour”, with stops in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, and in March of 2004 International Pop Overthrow made its first appearance in Music City: Nashville, Tennessee, as well as in San Francisco! In 2006 we are proud to announce our inaugural appearances in Seattle (August 24-27), and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (August 30-September 2)!

International Pop Overthrow has been covered in several newspapers and magazines, including the The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, L.A. Weekly, OC Weekly, LA Alternative Press, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Reader, The Illinois Entertainer, , The Boston Herald, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Post, The Liverpool Echo, The Nashville Rage, The Tennessean, Billboard, CMJ, BAM, Goldmine, Amplifier, and various international publications from around the world.

Artists who will be appearing at International Pop Overthrow in Los Angeles include: Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (one of singer/songwriters of the beloved band Jellyfish); Brian Ray & Black Unicorn (Brian is one of the guitarists in Paul McCartney’s band); Sal Valentino (of ‘60s legends The Beau Brummels); The Waking Hours; I-94; The Craze; Teaneck; Satisfaction, as well as hundreds of other pop and rock bands, including several from Canada, Australia, France, India, and Malaysia!

Specialty showcases include It’s Alive! Media Night on Tuesday, August 1 at Spaceland, and outdoor showcases in Stanton, CA on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, as part of the huge annual event, Summerfest! Plus, there will be several all-ages shows throughout the festival!

For up to the minute event information on this year’s International Pop Overthrow in Los Angeles, please refer to the International Pop Overthrow website at (Oliver Carnay)

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