The Strokes will be headlining this spring's annual Sweetlife Festival, a music festival that explicitly supports and promotes healthy eating and living green.
This announcement has added to the buzz surrounding the band’s first album in five years, Angles, which recently became available for pre-order and is scheduled to be released on March 22.
The April 30th festival in Columbia, Maryland will be presented by Sweetgreen, a healthy fast-food chain based in the DC area. In keeping with their commitment to sustainable living, the festival will feature seasonal, local food. And, a portion of the proceeds of the festival will benefit the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, which was created to fight obesity and promote healthy eating.
Other musicians involved in food activism include Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Moby, who is vegan and even published a book criticizing factory farming.