The Foo Fighters announced a mysterious rock festival for the D.C. area via messages posted by the band’s official social media accounts in February.
It was revealed on Tuesday — nine days later — that the festival is called the “D.C. Jam” and is scheduled to happen on July 4 at the FedExField in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Pre-sales start as of March 3.
The band will celebrate both Independence Day and the 25th anniversary of their first album.
“Coming soon,” they tweeted in late February, along with emojis of musical instruments, and shared a gif image that reads “D.C. Jam.”
The Foo Fighter’s “Jam” festival was also announced over the band’s Instagram account. No further details were clear for almost two weeks following the posts.
COMING SOON ???????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/8LrUnaNBbM
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) February 22, 2020
They hosted a similar festival titled “CalJam” in San Bernadino, California, in 2017 and 2018.
Dave Grohl, the lead singer of the Foo Fighters, is known for having grown up in the D.C. region.
The band members are currently preparing for The Van Tour to mark their 25th-anniversary. The musicians announced the dates of the tour that covers the U.S. and Europe in recent weeks.
“Congratulations: You’re old! You’ve been going to see Foo Fighters shows for 25 years now!” the band said its announcement of the tour. “What better way to celebrate than joining the band in commemorating its silver anniversary in some of the same cities where the first FF shows took place in 1995?”
The Foo Fighters will also perform at the Something in the Water Festival in Virginia Beach, VA, this April.