ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival
The premier of Chris Hardwick‘s ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival is set to arrive this summer in Silicon Valley. Chris Hardwick, one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture fandom and one of today’s top touring standup comedians, revealed recently the arrival of the ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival, a celebration of music, gaming, comedy, tech, and all things pop culture. Created and hosted by Hardwick, the groundbreaking event will combine chart-topping musicians, renowned comedians, makers, and some of the most influential people in the entertainment industry, together in one place for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend experience.
The two-day festival will take place Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and surrounding grounds in Mountain View, CA. The elements that help to separate ID10T (pronounced I-D-ten-T) from the pack are the numerous and fantastic additions of comedy, comic book fandom and entertainment into the music festival experience. Each day offers pop culture enthusiasts the opportunity to explore exhibitor booths, meet comic book artists, and catch their favorite TV and movie casts on back-to-back panels and podcasts. For those who are big fans of Hardwick, there will also be a special live taping of Hardwick’s own Nerdist Podcast.
In the evening, the grounds will transform into a music and comedy hall for live performances from some of today’s top artists and comedians. In addition, Hardwick will be onsite to host the event, moderate the main panels, and introduce select bands and comedy performers.
Stages & Lineups
Produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), ID10T will feature three entertainment stages; an interactive festival area with games, rides, and fan experiences; a massive exhibitor village; and a curated artist alley where some of the biggest names in comic books and entertainment will meet fans, showcase their art, discuss their craft, sign autographs, and more.
The Shoreline Amphitheatre Main Stage will feature a diverse musical lineup with performances by Weezer, Girl Talk, Lord Huron, Crystal Castles, TV On The Radio, OK Go, Animal Collective, Car Seat Headrest, The Mowgli’s, Robert DeLong, Mothers, Ron Gallo, and more to be announced.
The Mad Decent Dance/Cosplay Tent will feature some of today’s premier DJs and electronic music acts with performances by Madeon, Zeds Dead, Jai Wolf, TroyBoi, Gryffin, Party Favor, Ape Drums, 4B, Wax Motif, and more to be announced. The tent will also host nightly Cosplay contests.
The Monster Energy Comedy Tent will feature sets by some of today’s most entertaining comedians in an intimate, club-like setting. Hosted by April Richardson, performers will include Demetri Martin, Michael Che, Nikki Glaser, Garfunkel and Oates, Michael Ian Black, Brian Posehn, Hampton Yount, Matt Braunger, Yassir Lester, and more to be announced.
For additional information on music, comedy and other performances visit ID10T’s website, here.
Words from Hardwick & Tweedie
“Over the years, I’ve enjoyed an INORDINATE amount of time at music festivals, comedy festivals, comic-cons, craft fairs, and gaming conventions,” Hardwick said. “My goal with ID10T is to create a 2-day mega-event that mashes all of my favorite parts of them together, and Silicon Valley is the PERFECT place to do it.”
ID10T Creative Director and Co-Producer Rob Tweedie added, “I’m an avid comic book reader and borderline obsessive Star Wars fan, but I love music and comedy too. There’s so much crossover in pop culture, why not create a festival that celebrates all of these passions? We at SGE are so excited to see this idea to come to life, not just as creators but as attendees.”