Festival of Disruption adds rare performance by Mercury Rev to the lineup

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David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption returns to the Theatre at Ace in Downtown-town Los Angeles on October 13 and October 14. Recently added to the Festival of Disruption lineup is a rare performance by Mercury Rev. This will be the band’s first Los Angeles performance in 10 years. Mercury Rev are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Deserter’s Songs. LA’s TOKIMONSTA is also slated to perform, along with a DJ set by Saint Motel.

Performance Lineup

Also on the lineup for festival of disruption at the Theatre at Ace will be the following acts:

  • RZA: Live From the 36th Chamber
  • Liminal Soundbath (with Jónsi of Sigur Rós, Alex Somers and Paul Corley)
  • Vic Mensa
  • Mike Patton
  • DJ QBert
  • JJeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
  • Saint Motel (DJ)
  • Dover Quartet
  • Dylan Carlson
  • Richard Reed Parry
  • Justin Johnson
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RZA of Wu Tang Clan at House of Blues Anaheim — Photo: Steven Ward

In addition to the musical performances, Festival of Disruption will feature the premiere of David Lynch’s Fetish photography and Christian Louboutin‘s Fetish objects.

  • Talks, Screenings and Readings:
  • David Lynch
  • Francis Ford Coppola with “Jack”
  • Grace Jones with “Bloodlight and Bami”
  • Carrie Brownstein
  • Barry Gifford with “Wild at Heart”
  • Amber Tamblyn reads “Dark Sparkler”
  • Koyaanisqatsi


Tickets to Festival of Disruption at the Theatre at Ace Hotel range from $55 to $999. The most affordable ticket is the one-day Day Talks and Screening Session Ticket, with the most expensive being the Prime Donor Orchestra ticket. View the full breakdown of Festival of Disruption ticket options here.

Proceeds from Festival of Disruption benefit the David Lynch Foundation, whose mission is reducing toxic stress and trauma among at-risk populations, including victims of domestic violence, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress, and underserved urban youth, through the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique.


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