Take a trip back to the 1983 installment of the US Festival — a four-day event over Memorial Day Weekend that year that drew an alleged 670,000 music fans into the middle of nowhere in California — with this 90-minute collection of footage from the fest’s “New Wave Day,” featuring performances by The Clash, INXS, Oingo Boingo, The English Beat and more.
The footage, recently uploaded to YouTube by hiroakin wild, also includes portions of the festival sets by Divinyls, Wall of Voodoo, A Flock of Seagulls, Stray Cats and Men at Work. It apparently comes from VHS tapes sold shortly after the event.
Among other reasons, the massive concert was notable for marking both the last performances of Mick Jones with The Clash and Stan Ridgway with Wall of Voodoo.
Check it out below:
US Festival’s “New Wave Day,” May 28, 1983
Includes performances by:
Wall of Voodoo
The English Beat
A Flock of Seagulls
Men at Work