US Festival 1983 overhead shot

Thirty years after drawing an alleged 670,000 music fans into the middle of nowhere in California, the 1983 installment of the US Festival — a four-day event over Memorial Day Weekend that year — will be commemorated next month with a DVD concert film featuring performances by U2, The Clash, English Beat, INXS, Divinyls and more.

“US Festival 1983: Days 1-3,” already out digitally via iTunes, will be issued on DVD on Dec. 3 by MVD Entertainment as an officially sanctioned released by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s UNUSON Corporation, which put on both the Labor Day 1982 festival and its 1983 follow-up.

The new film collects 23 performances from 14 acts spread over the fest’s New Wave, Heavy Metal and Rock days (the Country Day is excluded entirely), with performances by Men at Work, Stray Cats, Berlin, Judas Priest, Triumph, Missing Persons, Quarterflash and more.

Below, check out the tracklist and video of U2’s performance of “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (via Rolling Stone).


Video: U2, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” at US Festival 1983


US Festival 1983

Tracklist: “US Festival 1983: Days 1-3”

1. INXS, “The One Thing”
2. Divinyls, “Boys in Town”
3. English Beat, “Jeanette”
4. Stray Cats, “Rock This Town”
5. Stray Cats, “Please Make Up Your Mind”
6. Men At Work, “It’s A Mistake”
7. Men At Work, “Who Can It Be Now”
8. The Clash, “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
9. Judas Priest, “Breaking The Law”
10. Judas Priest, “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'”
11. Triumph, “Magic Power”
12. Triumph, “Fight The Good Fight”
13. Triumph, “Lay It On The Line”
14. Triumph, “A World Of Fantasy”
15. Scorpions, “The Zoo”
16. Scorpions, “Can’t Get Enough”
17. Berlin, “Sex”
18. Quarterflash, “Find Another Fool”
19. U2, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”
20. U2, “The Electric Co.”
21. Missing Persons, “Words”
22. Stevie Nicks, “Stand Back”
23. Stevie Nicks, “Outside The Rain”






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