Berniechella: Free music festival set to honor Bernie Sanders

Berniechella: Free music festival set to honor Bernie Sanders
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INDIO, Calif., April 15 (UPI) — Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will be honored during an upcoming free concert entitled Berniechella.

The event, which is set to feature a gathering of indie artists, is set to take place before the second weekend of Coachella from April 21-22 in Old Town Indio, Calif.

The full lineup of performers includes Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros singer Alex Ebert, Ozomatli, Grupo La Meta, Rodrigo Amarante, Moses Summey, Venus & the Moon as well as DJ sets from actress Zoe Kravitz and artist Shepard Fairey. Food trucks, beer gardens and live art installations will be available during the event.

“We’re excited to play the #BERNIECHELLA block party to support @BernieSanders. This is a #FREE event. #FeelTheBern,” band Ozomatli noted on Twitter Thursday alongside a promotional poster for Berniechella.

As an unofficial event, concert organizers have been in contact with the Sanders campaign hoping to get the Vermont senator to show up. Berniechella is expected to draw over 3,000 people however that number could rise.

Back in February, the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a benefit concert in support of Sanders entitled #FeelTheBern.”Feels great to support someone I believe in. The Rhcp offered to give him the money to pay for the theater that night but he wouldn’t accept, he only accepts small donations from individuals…This is a man with integrity,” band member Flea said at the time.

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