Dengue Fever, Hanni El Khatib lead Echo Park Rising lineup

Echo Park Rising announced a partial lineup Wednesday for its 2015 renewal, with more than 300 acts scheduled to perform Aug. 14-16. 

Spread out across three days and dozens of venues in Echo Park, the fifth annual festival will showcase both established local acts, including singer-songwriter Hanni El Khatib, Cambodian-flavored psychedelic rock band Dengue Fever and the duo Deap Vally, and up-and-coming bands such as the Wild Reeds and Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel. 

The main stage will extend from the parking lot of Taix restaurant on Sunset Boulevard to the interesection of Liberty and Reservoir streets to accomodate viewing areas, food vendors and craft beer gardens.

Created in 2011 after the demise of the Sunset Junction Street Fair, one of Los Angeles' oldest and most popular music festivals, Echo Park Rising was founded by the neighborhood's nightclub and business owners who saw the need for the celebration to persist. 

Presented by the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce, Taix and Spaceland Presents, the festival is expected to entertain 10,000 guests. A complete lineup will be released over the coming weeks.


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