Stephen Colbert is a man of many hats, the latest of which seems to be “festival curator.” He booked some serious names for his own StePhest Colbchella last year, and for 2012 he’s stepping up his game by putting the entire festival on a boat a la Coachella itself. Only Stephen’s not settling for a cruise liner. He’ll be having the likes of the Flaming Lips and Grizzly Bear play atop none other than the retired World War II aircraft carrier U.S. Intrepid. Your move, Coachella.
Colbert announced on the Report last night that StePhest Colbchella Rocktaugustfest (I think I’m getting neologism poisoning) will commence on Friday, August 10 from the giant boat, which now calls the Hudson River in New York City home. Santigold and fun. are also confirmed to perform, while Grandmaster Flash will appear as the Official Colbchella Aircraft Carrier DJ. Keep an eye on the Colbert Nation website to grab tickets later today.