San Diego IndieFest Is Back
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Aired 8/14/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Alicia Champion, Executive Producer, San Diego IndieFest
Danielle LoPresti, Executive Producer, San Diego IndieFest
After a one-year hiatus, San Diego IndieFest is back with more music and films than ever before.
The music and film festival is in it's 8th Edition and kicks off this weekend, Aug. 16-18 at Liberty Station in Point Loma.
Producers Alicia Champion and Danielle LoPresti say they took a year off after their son was born.
This year the couple says they've been busy creating a renewed look and format for IndieFest 8.
"SDIF is still family friendly, wildly eclectic and offers a wide array of visual art, activities, film and of course, tons of music. and which will feature formidable Indie revolutionaries to excite and inspire," Chapmion says.
Champion and LoPresti have also been busy attending to some personal health matters. LoPresti has been battling a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The couple says despite LoPresti's health issues they were determined to bring SDIF back.
This year, the festival expanded its music program to 2 days and added a Electronic Dance Music stage.
The main festival day will be Saturday,featuring 75 bands, films, visual artists, comedians, dancers and poets on 6 stages.
IndieFest8 will include headliners CAKE, Talib Kweli, Best Coast, Phutureprimitive, YouTube sensation, Steve Grand, duo Gilbert and Lorraine Castellanos, among many other diverse bands.