Stephen Colbert Announces Music Festival StePhest Colbchella in New York
Want to make fun of Coachella? Why not do it on a boat, with some bands, at a music festival? According to The Hollywood Reporter, talk show host and music lover Stephen Colbert is hosting a Coachella-spoofing music festival called “StePhest Colbchella `012: RocktAugustFest.”
The event will take place in New York on Aug. 10 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, docked on the Hudson River. Performers include Fun, Grizzly Bear, The Flaming Lips, Santigold and Grandmaster Flash.
The news comes two weeks after Coachella launched the S.S. Coachella, a version of its music festival that will take place aboard Carnival cruise ships.
Stephen Colbert’s music festival is a bit smaller in scale, but bigger than the one he threw last year, “Rock You Like a Thirst-Icane.” His ship also offers some impressive decor: “Does Bonnaroo have cruise missiles?” Stephen asked. “I think not.”
StePhest Colbchella `012: RocktAugustFest will air on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central during the week of Aug. 13.
Wish I could be there!!