The details and activities have been announced for the inaugural 320 Festival, held in the memory of the late Chester Bennington.
The free event, which is produced by the Linkin Park frontman’s widow, Talinda Bennington, and Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, takes place on May 9 in Los Angeles. The day-long festivities include musical performances, film screenings, and a “mental health summit” featuring various panels and round tables.
There will also be a paid benefit show that night, dubbed Songs That Saved My Life. The lineup for that has yet to be announced.
The 320 Festival aims to “help bring awareness to the importance of our mental health and provide attendees the resources they need to better care for their emotional well-being and the well-being of those they love.” It’s named after Talinda’s 320 Changes Direction mental health initiative, which, in turn, is named after Chester’s birthday, March 20.
For more info, visit 320Festival.com.
Chester Bennington died by suicide July 2017 at age 41.
(The number for the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.)
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