about the International Pop Overthrow from Organizer David Bash:
Pop Overthrow is a pop music festival that will take place in Los Angeles
and Orange County from August 21-30, 1998. IPO will be held in several
different venues, and approximately 100 pop bands from all over the world
have been invited to play.
purpose of this festival is two-fold: one is to give every worthy band
who'd like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do
so, and the other purpose is to bring pop music the attention it so richly
deserves, with the hope that more mainstream listeners of music will
attend the festival and hear some artists who otherwise have not had the
opportunity to be heard.
Pop Overthrow comes on the heels of Poptopia, a similarly inclined festival
that recently completed its third running. Poptopia has been geared a bit
more to Los Angeles music (although it did feature several non-L.A. artists),
so the hope is that by bringing in a much higher percentage of artists
from outside of Los Angeles, International Pop Overthrow will augment the
efforts of Poptopia, and the two festivals will create a symbiosis which
will ultimately enable pop music to take its rightful place among the general
The venues at which IPO will take place are The El Rey Theatre, Jack's
Sugar Shack, Spaceland, The Martini Lounge, The Gig, The Mint and
Fitzgerald's. There will also be an outdoor show, at The Garden Grove Festival
we get closer to the date all of the major newspapers will be contacted,
as will radio stations, for the purposes of procuring advertisements and
obtaining press coverage. It is our firm belief that if this festival is
heavily advertised and covered in the mainstream media, it will pique the
curiosity of the public, create awareness of pop music, and increase
the festivalís attendance. Once these people see the artists and hear the
quality of their music they will wholeheartedly embrace it, and hopefully
the labels will follow the publicís lead.
for each showcase will be between $5 and $10.
hope to see you all at International Pop Overthrow. We guarantee it will
be worth the trip!
Contact David Bash here!
the International Overthrow Website