David Lynch announces fall festival headlined by Robert Plant and St. Vincent
Frank Gehry, Mel Brooks, Debbie Harry, and Laura Dern will give talks at the Festival of Disruption
Director David Lynch shook up cinema with films like Eraserhead and The Elephant Man and brought his unique style to television with Twin Peaks. And this fall he could do the same for music festivals, with his aptly titled Festival of Disruption.
Lynch announced the festival, slated for October 8 and 9 at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel, on Twitter Tuesday, and its lineup is a doozy: Robert Plant and St. Vincent headline a bill that also includes Rhye, Jon Hopkins, Angelo Badalamenti (who scored Lynch works including Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive), Xiu Xiu, Sky Ferreira, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, along with DJ sets from Questlove and Jason Bentley.
But the Festival of Disruption’s offerings don’t stop with the music. The event will feature talks from architect Frank Gehry, actress Laura Dern, filmmaker Mel Brooks, and Blondie singer Debbie Harry. It’ll also include screenings of The Elephant Man, a “revisited” version of Lynch’s 1986 film Blue Velvet, and “rare David Lynch shorts.”
Tickets for the Festival of Disruption go on sale Friday. Proceeds from the event will go toward the David Lynch Foundation, the director’s non-profit for helping at-risk populations through meditation. Check out Lynch’s tweet about the event below for a full lineup and purchasing information.