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Comic-Con Announces Musical Guests: Linkin Park, Grimes, MGMT And More

Grimes and MGMT will be playing on an actual aircraft carrier.
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By Philip Cosores

Comic-Con International has never been  known to be a music festival in even the loosest of terms, but recent years point towards that distinction changing.

Last year Metallica caused a stir with a massive show promoting their movie Through the Never at the giant gathering, and this year only seems to expand on the notion that music can be included in the convention.

Linkin Park will headline the first ever mtvU Fandom Awards and MTV Fan Fest, both to be held at Petco Park, Thursday, July 24, MTV announced today.

Also slated to appear over the course of its run, July 24-27, will be G-Eazy, MGMT, and Grimes, reports Billboard. Those last two won’t just be playing any party, they will be playing a party on board an actual aircraft carrier. The USS Midway is docked next to San Diego’s Convention Center and will provide the setting for CraveOnline’s Comic-Con party on July 25.

We hope they know Grimes is Canadian.

Elsewhere, Linkin Park and G-Eazy will be performing at the MTV’s Fan Fest on July 24, which will unfortunately be landlocked and, by definition, less cool than the giant party boat. But this shuffling of live music into the event seems to be a trend that can only expand, as more and more parties will try to keep up with the high profile music appearances.

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