A Day To Remember Tap Bring Me the Horizon + More for Inaugural Self Help Festival
A Day To Remember are organizing the first-ever Self Help Festival, and they’ve invited some big-time friends to help launch the concert extravaganza. It will be held March 22 in the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, Calif.
Bands performing at the festival will include A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men, The Story So Far, Memphis May Fire, Attila, The Word Alive, Stick To Your Guns, Issues, Letlive, Terror, A Skylit Drive, Hands Like Houses, Hundredth, Beartooth and Rotting Out.
A Day To Remember singer Jeremy McKinnon explains why the band chose to launch a festival now: “It actually came from a conversation I was having with my girlfriend and Josh’s about what it’s like to be in the crowd at one of our shows. She told me that most people who come respond like its more than just a concert to them. It’s like the music is genuinely helping them.”
McKinnon continues, ”We were all throwing around ideas for a name that would mean something for not only our fans but for this genre of music as a whole, and I told the guys this story. It made us actually stop and think about what we really do see from the fans, and that’s 90 percent of the time that this music from most of the bands involved in this style of music makes them feel better about being alive. Thus we titled our festival Self Help, because at the end of the day, that’s what music’s all about.”
A Day to Remember’s latest album ‘Common Courtesy’ was released in October, and has already sold more than 100,000 copies.