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The lineup for David Lynch's Festival of Disruption is astoundingly surreal

Michael Juliano
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Michael Juliano

Forget about Desert Trip because everyone's favorite surrealist film director is launching his own music and art festival that same weekend.

David Lynch's Festival of Disruption is set to take over Ace Hotel, from the Theatre to the rooftop bar Upstairs, on October 8 and 9. The Twin Peaks director has curated the entire fest, which includes a mind-bogglingly amazing lineup of musicians, actors and artists, from St. Vincent and former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant to architect Frank Gehry and Lynchian collaborators like Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern.

Though Lynch's distinct creative vision is certainly the fest's centerpiece—there's a Blue Velvet documentary, a screening of The Elephant Man and rare shorts—most of the two-day fest is dedicated to performances and talks by an eclectic mix of visionaries. Check out the full lineup below:

Music by
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, St. Vincent, Rhye, Jon Hopkins and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
With music from Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti with Sky Ferreira and Xiu Xiu

Talks by
Frank Gehry, Mel Brooks, Kyle MacLachlan & Laura Dern and Blondie's Debbie Harry & Chris Stein

Photography exhibits by
David Lynch (curated by Kayne Griffin Corcoran gallery) and Chris Stein

Virtual reality experiences by
Chris Milk

Dance choreography by
Ryan Heffington

DJ sets by
Questlove and KCRW's Jason Bentley

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 24, at 10am, starting at $199 for a two-day general admission pass. If you want to sit within the first 10 rows, you'll have to pay $349 for the "Director's Circle" pass, which also includes a book and album of music from David Lynch films. For both passes, you'll be free to come and go as you please, with performances taking place from 11am to midnight each day.

All proceeds will benefit the David Lynch Foundation, a stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation outreach program that Lynch has been committed to since 2005.

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