Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stephen Colbert to Host Concert on Aircraft Carrier

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Comedian and TV host Stephen Colbert is putting together a music festival on the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, featuring performances from Grizzly Bear, The Flaming Lips, Santigold, Fun and Grandmaster Flash. It's name: StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest!, because that's easy to remember.

There is a link for tickets to the Friday, Aug. 10, festival on Colbert's website, colbertnation.com, but it seems like the plan is to give most of them away via social media contests.

Here's a recent posting on the show's Facebook page:

Nation! We're giving away 100 tickets on Twitter.

Why do you deserve to go to Colbchella? Tell us in 140 characters & include #colbchellatix in your answer!

You must follow @colbertreport & include #colbchellatix to be considered. Submit your entries by 3pm ET TODAY!

Rules: http://on.cc.com/OHxCgS

A video of Colbert announcing the festival is below.

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