Foo Fighters perform at the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year benefit honoring Tom Petty
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Music festivals 2017: Foo Fighters to headline CalJam 17
1974's original California Jam festival set a host of records.
With a trio of headliners comprising Deep Purple, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Black Sabbath and an attending crowd of more than 350,000, the festival drew the highest paid attendance, garnered the highest gross profit and boasted the loudest amplification system ever installed at a festival up to that time.
It stands to reason then, that the first edition of California's newest major rock festival — titled CalJam 17 in homage to its spiritual predecessor — would call on only the loudest and rawest rock outfits in the world to carry the inaugural banner for the festival's maiden voyage.
The lineup is not for the faint of heart. With support from early day acts such as Japandroids, Wolf Alice and Royal Blood, the vibes are sure to be rockin' from the outset of what the festival's promoters are billing as a "daylong marathon of eating, drinking and rocking."
Limited camping passes will be available to folks who want to be onsite early and stay late on festival day. This is strongly recommended for true fans who'll surely want to stick around for every minute of the festival's main headliner sets, a punishing back-to-back-to-back-to-back run of Liam Gallagher, Cage The Elephant, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Foo Fighters.
Plus chances are good that festival goers may get their first live listens to some new material by the Foo Fighters, as the band also debuted the title and official release date for their ninth studio LP, Concrete & Gold, alongside the announcement of their headliner slot for CalJam 17. Their newest album will drop Sept. 15, leaving plenty of time for concertgoers to study up before the festival.