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Win Tickets to Detour Festival on October 4th

By Dave Bullock
Published: Monday, September 08, 2008, at 03:52PM
Waiting Crowd Eric Richardson [Flickr]

A crowd of concertgoers fill Main street while waiting for the next act to begin in this file photo from last year's Detour.

In just under four weeks a massive crowd of music enthusiasts will gather in the blocks around City Hall. It's the third year for LA Weekly's Detour concert / festival / gathering, which takes place on Saturday, October 4th. The lineup features more than thirty bands, and we've got tickets for you.

The bands on the lineup are: The Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, Shiny Toy Guns, The Presets, Cut Copy, Matt Costa, Black Lips, Hercules and Love Affair, Grand Ole Party, Datarock, Bitter:Sweet, The Submarines, Adam Freeland, The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One, Guns N' Bombs (live), Peanut Butter Wolf, Nico Vega, Japanese Motors, The Mae Shi, We Are Wolves, Afternoons, Noah and the Whale, Mugison, donMoy, DJ Kid Lightning, Paparazzi and AC Means

Concert promoter Goldenvoice has once again provided us with three pairs of tickets to give away. If you want to check out Detour for free, here's what you need to do:

  1. Write a paragraph about your favorite band on the lineup.

  2. Write a paragraph about why you want to see them at Detour.

  3. Agree to write 3 paragraphs afterward about your experiences at the show. We will be using these for our wrap-up post.

  4. Optionally: Take some photos at show to compliment your write-up.

We will draw names from a hat to decide who gets the tickets. Make sure you do steps 1 and 2 and agree to 3 to ensure your entry in the giveaway. Contest ends at the end of the day on Friday, September 12th. You must provide a valid email address in order to win. We will contact winners the following week.

Good luck!

UPDATE We have 3 winners. As all six of you followed the rules for entry, I put your names in a hat and here is what I drew:

  • Dennis
  • Lindsay
  • Sally

For the entrants that didn't win, we will be doing another giveaway the week before the concert. Your names will automatically be entered in the drawing.

Thanks for playing!


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