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The legendary HFStival returns after a 13-year break – Baltimore Sun

By meerna Jun12,2024

After 13 years, the legendary HFStival will return to Washington in September.

Nationals Park and IMP, a Bethesda-based concert promoter, announced the one-day, one-stage festival will take place on September 21 and will feature late 20th and early 21st century bands such as Death Cab for Cutie, Violent Femmes and Postal Service.

“The quintessential HFStival did unprecedented business, selling more tickets than ever before,” Seth Hurwitz, owner of IMP, said in a press release, “so it made sense to bring back HFStival.”

Fans will be selected to attend the concert through a lottery running through Sunday at, and winners will be notified on June 21. Prices range from $150 to $250 for general admission tickets to $475 for VIP tickets plus fees, and there is a limit of eight tickets.

HFStival was founded in 1990 by radio station WHFS. It quickly became one of the largest rock festivals on the East Coast, drawing fans to locations in Baltimore, Columbia and Washington, D.C., hosting such famous bands as The Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, No Doubt, Beck, Oasis, Blink-182 and Offspring.

The last HFStival was held in 2006 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. He reappeared at the Columbia arena in 2010 and 2011.

Hurwitz said he took advantage of the lottery ticket system last year to open The Atlantis music venue in Northwest Washington.

“Everyone appreciated that they had the same chance of getting tickets,” he said. “It’s a fan-friendly system for a high-demand festival.”

By meerna

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