Southern California’s Substance Festival announces 2023 line up!

Substance Festival USA 2023 news

Today, Restless Presents, the esteemed LA-based collective of bookers, promoters and music lifers, announces the full lineup for Substance 2023, the sixth iteration of their annual multifaceted celebration of dark rock, high-force industrial, percolating electronics and strident post-punk.

With a lineup including the Dublin-based noise rock quartet GILLA BAND, known for their fiercely uncompromised sound, blending distortion, electronics, hard rhythms, and surreal lyrics; CRACK CLOUD, a Vancouver-based multimedia collective blurring art rock and post-punk with striking visuals; the dark etherealism of TR/ST, TEMPERS, BUZZ KULL; not to forget the vibrant (sometimes vicious) boundary-melting contributions of OSEES, LIGHTNING BOLT, CHAT PILE, MS PAINT, TWIN TRIBES and PANTHER MODERN.

Substance Festival USA 2023 poster

Substance 2023 is so much more than an immersive sonic experience. It’s a brazen commitment by Restless Presents to the passionate, exhilarating music that has captured the hearts and souls of Cali… hang on… the world’s post-punk, electronic and goth factions.

Taking place over two weekends at the esteemed Globe Theatre in Downtown L.A. on November 3rd – 4th and November 9th – 10th, this remarkable event invites over 1500 fans to indulge in the preserved splendour of the theater’s exquisite Beaux Arts architectural style. Throughout the entire weekend, bands, performing artists and DJs will command the stage, creating a sonic bacchanal celebrating forward-thinking rock progenitors while heralding the take-no-prisoners spirit of the next wave of aural explorers.

These four November nights at the Globe Theatre will be teeming with decibels and dramatic production for a presentation that’s completely inclusionary, faithfully contemporary and positively complementary to the various dark rock, post-punk and electronic-forward scenes. After doing 2022’s event at the Los Angeles Theatre, Substance 2023’s return to the Globe Theatre feels more like a homecoming to both fans and artists.

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