“The Us Festival: 1982 The Us Generation“ is coming out in the form of the 2017 documentary later this week (Friday) August 10th, via MVD Entertainment Group. The US Festival was created by Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) with the help of concert promoter Bill Graham. The first one was a three-day event that included performances from the following musicians:
- The B-52’s
- The Cars
- The Police
- Eddie Money
- Fleetwood Mac
- Talking Heads
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Tech specs for the release have not been detailed yet. It is known that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with a DVD of the documentary included. The press release includes no mention of bonus materials either. This title is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon and Best Buy, but you’ll have to be Prime or “Elite Plus” at retailers to get it by release date. More on that a bit further below. First though, enjoy the trailer for the documentary about the concert and press release below, after the break.
The Us Festival: 1982 The Us Generation
The authorized story of the 1982 Us Festival with remastered live performances from
The Police, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, The Cars, The B-52s, and more
The Us Generation: The Making Of the 1982 Us Festival is an in-depth look at one of the most influential music festivals of all time. The Us Generation is from award winning filmmaker and rockumentarian Glenn Aveni, who is also the film’s director. Co-Directed by Jay Cederholm and Produced by Bruce Gibb & Rich Schmig, the film blends rare concert footage and insightful interviews with both organizers and performers.
The film tells the story of the groundbreaking 1982 Us Festival–an epic three-day event featuring an eclectic and unprecedented lineup boasting some of the biggest names in music, performing live in front of over one million people at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. The Us Festival was the brainchild of Apple visionary Steve Wozniak, who wanted to create something that was a true celebration of Americana, cultivating positive vibes and building a deep sense of community through the power of technology and music.
Highlights include performances by chart-topping superstars, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, alt-rock trio The Police, blues rock heroes Fleetwood Mac, guitar virtuoso Carlos Santana, retro-chic favorites The B-52s, and new wave icons The Cars; as well as archived appearances by Johnny & Joey Ramone, Carlos Santana, Sting, Ric Ocasek, Danny Elfman, and Fred Schneider; plus exclusive sit-downs with festival founder Steve Wozniak, Mick Fleetwood, Eddie Money, Marky Ramone, Kate Pierson, Stewart Copeland, and Mickey Hart, among others.
The film is produced by Icon Television Music, Inc., Plum Media, and in association with Us Festival original founders Unuson Corporation.
EDITORIAL NOTE: This release comes on a non-traditional Tuesday release date. It will be available through certain online retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. It’s possible some physical retailers like Walmart may carry this title in store. We’ll keep an eye out, and keep you posted. If you see it out in stores yourself, be sure and let us know.