Before the days of Virgin Festival and All Points West, the HFStival ruled the east coast’s summer concert calendar. Founded in 1990, the Washington, D.C. based festival, which was sponsored by alternative radio station WHFS, would go on to bring the likes of Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Green Day, Rage Against the Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, and Red Hot Chili Peppers to audiences for over 15 years.
In early 2007, however, HFS was rebranded and subjugated to HD Radio, and the HFStival was essentially put on hold. That was until earlier this month, when CBS-owned radio stations in D.C. began broadcasting a cryptic commercial that seemed to tease the festival’s return this summer.
Today, compliments of Billy Idol’s newly announced U.S. tour dates, we have received confirmation that the HFStival will indeed by returning in 2010. The English musician, who previously performed at the festival in 2005, lists a September 18th date at the HFStival on his upcoming itinerary. A quick glance at our calendar reveals that September 18th is a Saturday, which would be a perfect day for a music festival.
E-mails to WHFS have not been returned, so we currently have no confirmation as to a date (will it be two days?) or a location (Idol currently lists Gaitherburg, MD). Once we receive more details, we’ll be sure to update you.
Billy Idol 2010 Tour Dates:
08/05 – Tulaip, WA @ Tulaip Amphitheatre
08/07 – Roseburg, OR @ Douglas County Fair
08/08 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
08/11 – Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
08/13 – Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
08/14 – Hollywood, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium
08/16 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
08/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
08/19 – Santa Ynez, CA @ Chumash Casino
08/20 – Rancho Mirage, CA @ Agua Caliente Casino
08/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl at The Palms
08/24 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
08/25 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
08/27 – Biloxi, MIS @ Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino
08/28 – Robinsonville, MS @ Harrahs Tunica
08/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater
09/01 – Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion
09/03 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
09/04 – Mt. Pleasent, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
09/05 – Rockford, IL @ On The Waterfront
09/08 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
09/09 – Windsor, ON @ Caesar’s Windsor
09/11 – Rama, ON @ Casino Rama
09/12 – Montreal, QC @Metropolis
09/14 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/15 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
09/17 – Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
09/18 – Gaitherburg, MD @ HFSestival