STORY WRITTEN BY BRIAN BINGAMAN
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This is how major touring rock festivals get started.
Just like Lollapalooza was the brain child of Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, the band A Day to Remember is organizing and headlining an independently produced tour, cheekily titled “Self Help Festival.”
The Self Help “Northeast edition” will be held in none other than Philadelphia on Oct. 4 at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street, and will also feature none other than Lansdale’s The Wonder Years and Lancaster County Christian metalcore musicians August Burns Red. This could be a rare opportunity to catch The Wonder Years because they typically sell out every time they play in the region.
Beginning at 3 p.m., the lineup also features Scranton industrial act Motionless in White and the bands Bring Me the Horizon, The Story So Far, Chiodos, Gnarwolves, and Crown the Empire. General admission (standing room only) tickets are $42.50.
In a press release, A Day to Remember singer Jeremy McKinnon said, “We eventually want this festival to go a lot of places, so this is just the first step in that direction. Self Help is a festival done right! There will be amazing bands and an amazing production in Philadelphia.”
The Self Help West Coast concert in March in San Bernardino, Calif., drew more than 12,000 people, according to the band.