Remembering the Woodstock of the 80s

Remembering the Woodstock of the 80s 

Posted: 10:37 am Thursday, August 30th, 2018

By Pete Rizzo

US Festival 1982

It wasn’t for lack of trying or not being able to attract star power. The US Festival, which debuted around this time back in 1982, had plenty of the latter with tons of music royalty on the list:

Yet despite securing a grade-A lineup and crowds in the hundreds of thousands, US 1982 lost a shit ton of money and the follow-up the next year hemorrhaged even more dough. As such, the festival was laid to rest. But you can argue that landmark festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella may not exist without US.

What are your memories of the first US Festival?