uh, remember that thing i said about the co-option of Occupy?

Madame Filth's picture

this "music festival" is happening in mid-may, actively soliciting donations.... and charging $35-$55 admission.

no lineup has been announced, though they are careful to clarify that there will be international acts.

from their site:
The Occupy Festival is endorsed by the Occupy Chicago organization. The festival is contributing to the Occupy movement by donating 50% of all profits to Occupy Chicago.

If you support the cause, help keep it alive:


they're advertising heavily that Occupy "officially" endorses the festival.

for a leaderless movement, things are getting pretty friggin official.

and high-budget.

and an excellent branding opportunity for corporations.


shadeshaman's picture

I've already left a voicemail at Occupy(tm) festival, aka Solidclarity, LLC's headquarters, and have posted a couple of snarky comments on their FB page, like, "if we buy the two-day premium package, will we get the 'Scott Olsen' special?", with the following link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2012%2F03%2F14%2FBAV91NL15D.DTL&tsp=1

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