Swerve into a new festival


A new wave of festival is on the rise, one that features live music, art work, interactive activities and film. This year, Fuel TV kicked off it’s first annual Swerve Festival celebrating West Coast creative culture and its community-inspired art, film, music and action sports.

The free festival, which ran the last weekend of September, featured bands such as Foreign Born, The Black Angels, We are Scientists and many others. It was held in Barnsdall Park in Los Feliz and continued after dark at the Echoplex in Echo Park, where many of the bands performed.

Several films and documentaries were shown as part of the festival including “The Man Who Souled the World,” which tells the story of legendary skateboarder Steve Rocco and his impact on skateboarding during the early ’90s. Other activities featured at the festival included a Create Askate booth, where festivalgoers were able to create a skateboard deck themselves and another booth, where they could screen print their own T-shirts.

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