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Did Bowie play at US Festival?

In 1983, David Bowie, Van Halen, and The Clash headlined Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s second annual US Festival. Other performers included Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, The English Beat, Ozzy Osbourne, Flock… Entry to the event was only $20 per day, and Wozniak is rumored to have lost $20 million on the festival.

What happened to the US Festival?

Labor Day Weekend, 1982 The festival ran for three days in early September in 110 °F (43 °C) weather; there were 36 arrests, and a reported twelve drug overdoses. One “associated” murder of a hitchhiker occurred the day after the event.

What heavy metal bands played at the US Festival?

Sunday, May 29 (Heavy Metal Day)

  • Quiet Riot.
  • Mötley Crüe.
  • Ozzy Osbourne.
  • Judas Priest.
  • Triumph.
  • Scorpions.
  • Van Halen.

Who played at the first US festival?

The massive Us Festival took place over three days, outdoors in San Bernardino, California, on May 28–30, 1983. Triumph appeared on May 29, which was billed as “Heavy Metal Sunday” and included Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, and Van Halen.

Who played at the first US Festival?

How much was Van Halen paid for the US Festival?

The band eventually spent $500,000 on their two-hour performance. This huge sum also paid for an entire line of Van Halen tour merchandise devoted to the US Festival, including a “Van Halen Memorial Day” jersey, a classic poster, and a fold-out US Festival program.

What was the attendance at the US Festival?

One “associated” murder of a hitchhiker occurred the day after the event. The festival lost a reported $12 million, and total attendance for the three days was about 400,000.

Did Joe Walsh play the US Festival?

The band broke up shortly after their performance at the festival. Michael Jackson was invited to play the festival, which was held during the height of Thriller’s popularity. Ironically, the band’s guitarist Joe Walsh did perform on day 3 of the festival.