John Muir Ampitheater will play host to an astounding number of buzz bands from the Bay Area as well a few heavy hitters from downstate, including headliner Sugarcult (over 13 million plays on myspace…yowsers!), Scissors For Lefty, Audrye Sessions, Push To Talk, Immigrant, Minipop, Elephone, Overview, Panda, Bel Air Academy, National Product, Eskimo Joe (Australia), Cold Hot Crash, The Frail, Goodbye Gadget, Stepsonday, Project Greenfield, The Transit War, and The Logan. Festival authorities indicate set times will be released on August 23.

A podcast featuring fourteen of the bands is capsuled on the festival’s website here. In addition to the dizzying amount of styling bangs expected of the participating bands, local music die hard sponsors such as PERFORMER, OurStage and Imeem will be on hand to help presenters, 3 Udder Productions, make this quite an historic day for Bay Area independent music. Tickets can be purchased in advance still from Ticketweb.

$10-$75, 20 bands / 2 stages, 12:00 noon