David Lynch's Surreal Music Festival Will Blow Your Mind
There are only a few fields David Lynch has yet to conquer: he’s directed countless cult classics, is the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed television series Twin Peaks, wrote and published several extensively celebrated books, and has even fronted a non-profit that provides transcendental meditative teachings to disadvantaged youth and veterans all over the world. Now, Blue Velvet fanatics are rightfully freaking out as the filmmaker breaks out into the music industry with the curation of his first-ever music festival, the Festival of Disruption.
The two-day festival will take place through October 8-9 at the ever-chic Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. And, as expected, Lynch has enlisted some previous project collaborators, like St. Vincent and Sky Ferreira, to perform musical sets that are bound to match the director’s unique, surrealist aesthetic (Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant is also set to perform). From what we’ve been told so far, prospective attendees should expect panel discussions divided among the musical acts, including talk-backs with Twin Peaks revival stars Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern. The event’s website also details other fantastic opportunities, like the screenings of some rarely seen Lynch short films alongside revered classics like his 1980 historical drama The Elephant Man, in addition to an interview with legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks.
— David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) June 21, 2016
Fans of Lynch’s disturbed, mystified artistic endeavors took to Twitter moments following his announcement yesterday to sound off on their wildest dreams coming to fruition.
— Samantha JO (@sammyjosphine9) June 22, 2016
David Lynch is putting on a two day festival in LA and I'm fighting every muscle in my body not to empty my bank account and go
— tay (@dweebella) June 22, 2016
So, if you want to snag your own ticket to the event, mark your calendars for Friday, June 24th at 10:00 a.m., as seats are sure to go fast. But, don’t fret dropping countless funds on another festival, as this one is special: 100 percent of the ticket proceeds will benefit the David Lynch Foundation, which connects individuals across the globe to a “consciousness-based” education that has proven to reduce toxic stress and trauma through transcendental meditation, which Lynch preaches, “has given me effortless access to unlimited reserves of energy, creativity and happiness deep within.” At least you can feel good about that.
Stay tuned to Milk for more on bizarre music festivals.
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