David Lynch has hosted plenty of concerts before, usually benefits for his David Lynch Foundation. Now the auteurist filmmaker and musician is throwing his first festival, and again 100 percent of proceeds will benefit his foundation, “whose mission is reducing toxic stress and trauma among at-risk populations, including victims of domestic violence, veterans suffering from PTSD, and underserved urban youth, through the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique.” David Lynch’s Festival Of Disruption is going down this October at the Ace Hotel And Theatre in LA. The performance lineup is as fascinating and boutique as you’d expect:
*Performances by Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, St. Vincent, Rhye, Jon Hopkins, Music from Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti with Sky Ferreira and Xiu Xiu, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
*Talks by Frank Gehry, Mel Brooks, Kyle MacLachlan & Laura Dern, Blondie’s Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
*Photography exhibits by David Lynch (curated by Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery) and Chris Stein
*Virtual reality experiences by Chris Milk
*A new dance piece choreographed by Ryan Heffington
*DJ sets by Questlove and KCRW’s Jason Bentley
Tickets will be on sale at the festival website starting this Friday, 6/24 at 10AM PDT.