Radio 92.9 reveals EarthFest lineup

, Staff

In celebration of Earth Day, Radio 92.9 announced plans last Friday for their 19th annual EarthFest concert. The free day-long festival will take place at Boston’s Hatch Memorial Shell on Saturday, May 19 with music from Switchfoot, Third Eye Blind, Spin Doctors and Eve 6.

Presented by Whole Foods Market, Radio 92.9 calls the free festival “a celebration for the Earth, showcasing national and local music acts, environmentally friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations”

EarthFest will also feature an interactive family area called “Kids’ Planet” with music from RhymeZwell, Vanessa Trien and Saea Wheeler. In addition to all the music, the event will host environmental non-profits from across the country and the “Market Vendor Village” with free samples. EarthFest will once again be a carbon neutral event through the purchase of carbon offset credits.

The festival will kick off with a set from one local band that will be determined through the “Boch Boston Bands” competition. Bands can apply online through April 30, where fans will then select the top four bands to perform in a live battle at the Hard Rock Cafe on May 10 for the right to open this year’s EarthFest.

Switchfoot is touring in support of their new album, Vice Verses. Released last July, the band’s eight studio effort features singles “Dark Horses” and “Restless”.

Third Eye Blind recently revealed that they have started recording their fifth studio album and follow-up to 2009’s Ursa Major.

Spin Doctors, who are best known for their 1991 hit album Pocket Full of Kryptonite, last released an album of new material in 2005 with Nice Talking to Me.

Eve 6, who reformed in 2007, will release their fourth album, Speak in Code, on Tuesday. It will be the band’s first since 2003’s It’s All in Your Head.

Last year’s Earthfest featured OK Go, Ed Kowalczyk of Live, Sponge and Atomic Tom.

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