Tuesday, November 19, 2013

VIDEO: U2 featured on new 1983 US Festival DVD package

U2 are among the acts featured on the upcoming DVD release, “US Festival 1983: Days 1-3”, due December 3.

Held on Memorial Day of 1983, the US Festival (US is an acronym for "Unite Us In Song") was a massive three-day celebration of music and culture sponsored by Steve Wozniak, formerly of Apple Computer. Wozniak financed the follow-up to the 1982 inaugural event himself, to the tune of approximately 10 million dollars.

A pre-cursor to festivals held today, the US Festivals were intended to be the celebration of evolving technologies, including a marriage of music, computers, television and people.

“Us Festival 1983: Days 1 – 3” includes the 3 days of New Wave, Heavy Metal and Rock in 1983 with performances from U2, The Clash, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Stevie Nicks, INXS, Men At Work, Stray Cats, Triumph, Missing Persons and more.

The DVD includes the legendary U2 performance of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (see it below), The Clash's final performance with Mick Jones, a seminal performance for INXS in the US, and many other landmark moments in music history.

It is estimated that over 670,000 fans attended the 1983 weekend event.

“Us Festival 1983: Days 1 – 3” can be pre-ordered via the Amazon link below.

Various Artists
“Us Festival 1983: Days 1 – 3”

Release date: December 3

INXS – 'The One Thing'
DIVINYLS – 'Boys in Town'
ENGLISH BEAT – 'Jeanette'
STRAY CATS – 'Rock This Town'
STRAY CATS – 'Please Make Up Your Mind'
MEN AT WORK – 'It's A Mistake'
MEN AT WORK – 'Who Can It Be Now'
THE CLASH – 'Should I Stay or Should I Go'
JUDAS PRIEST – 'Breaking The Law'
JUDAS PRIEST – 'You've Got Another Thing Comin''
TRIUMPH – 'Magic Power'
TRIUMPH – 'Fight The Good Fight'
TRIUMPH – 'Lay It On The Line'
TRIUMPH – 'A World Of Fantasy'
SCORPIONS – 'Can't Get Enough'
BERLIN – 'Sex'
QUARTERFLASH – 'Find Another Fool'
U2 – 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'
U2 – 'The Electric Co.'
STEVIE NICKS – 'Stand Back'
STEVIE NICKS – 'Outside The Rain'

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