LA Invasion

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KROQ LA Invasion
Genre Rock music
Dates Mid-August or mid-September
Location(s) Southern California
Years active 2001 - 2007
Founded by KROQ
Kroq- Official Website

KROQ LA Invasion was an annual autumn rock festival organized by KROQ radio.

It began under the name "KROQ Inland Invasion" with a retro theme focus and was held at the Hyundai Pavilion in Devore, California, from 2001-2006. In 2007, it was renamed "KROQ LA Invasion" and moved to the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The last festival was in 2007.


Bands listed in reverse order of night's performance.
Date Line-up
August 25, 2001 Main Stage: The Offspring, Mike D. & Mix Master Mike, Incubus, Social Distortion, Pennywise, Weezer, Long Beach Dub Allstars.

Side Stage 1: Puddle of Mudd, Cold, Adema, Drowning Pool (cancelled), Scapegoat Wax.

Side Stage 2: Bombay Black, Shoppy, Funktion.

September 14, 2002 Main Stage: Sex Pistols, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Bad Religion, blink-182, Pennywise, Buzzcocks, New Found Glory, X, The Damned, Unwritten Law

Side Stage: The Vandals, Charged GBH, Circle Jerks, T.S.O.L., The Adolescents, The Distillers

September 20, 2003 Main Stage: The Cure, Duran Duran, Hot Hot Heat, Echo & the Bunnymen, Violent Femmes, The Psychedelic Furs, Interpol, Marc Almond (of Soft Cell), Fountains of Wayne, Bow Wow Wow, Dashboard Confessional, General Public.

Side Stage: Berlin, Kings of Leon, Dramarama, Jet.

September 18, 2004 Main Stage: Morrissey (cancelled, but did make-up show on Halloween), Siouxsie, Billy Idol, Franz Ferdinand, Devo, Tears for Fears, The Killers, Ian Brown of The Stone Roses, X, Muse.

Side Stage: A Flock of Seagulls, Death Cab for Cutie, Missing Persons, The Walkmen.

September 17, 2005 Main Stage: Cake, Oasis, Weezer, Beck, 311, Madness, Jet, Garbage, Live, Arcade Fire, The Bravery, DJ Am & Travis Barker.

Side Stage: Bloc Party, Fishbone, Kasabian.

September 23, 2006 Main Stage: Guns N' Roses, Alice in Chains, Muse, Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Rise Against, Buckcherry, Atreyu, Poets & Pornstars.
September 15, 2007 Main Stage: The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, Kid Rock, Chris Cornell, Cypress Hill, Satellite Party, Hot Hot Heat, Against Me!, Paramore.

KROQ Locals Only Side Stage: Onesidezero, New Years Day, Orange, The Pricks.