International Pop Overthrow (IPO) 2012

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International Pop Overthrow (or IPO, as it has affectionately become known) is a pop music festival that has been held for the past thirteen years in Los Angeles, and more recently in Chicago, New York, Boston, Baltimore, Nashville, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Chapel Hill, Atlanta and Liverpool, England (at the world famous Cavern Club)!

The first stop in 2012 will be San Diego in February. Later in the year, shows will be held in Phoenix, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Liverpool, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Austin, Dallas, New York, Boston, Toronto, as well as other potential locations. Each International Pop Overthrow features between 25 and 180 of the best pop bands from around the world.

The purpose of International Pop Overthrow is two-fold: to give every worthy band who'd like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do so, and to bring pop music the attention it so richly deserves, with the hope that it gains the kind of exposure that brings it into the hearts and minds of the mainstream and, hopefully, today's radio and video markets.

Please note submission details for regional events are as follows:

Location Submission DeadlineEvent Date
San Diego Deadline passed February 17-19, 2012
Phoenix Deadline passed March 2-3, 2012
Detroit Deadline passed April 12-14, 2012
Chicago Deadline passed April 19 - 28, 2012
Milwaukee Deadline passed May 3-5, 2012
Liverpool Deadline passed May 15-22, 2012
London Deadline passed May 25-27, 2012
Los Angeles Deadline passed July 27 - August 5, 2012
San FranciscoDeadline passedAugust 8-11, 2012
Portland Deadline passed August 15-18, 2012
Seattle Deadline passed August 22-25, 2012
Vancouver Deadline passed August 28 - September 1, 2012
New York September 28 November dates TBA
Boston October 5 November dates TBA
Toronto October 12 November dates TBA

Pop music, as it applies to International Pop Overthrow, is primarily guitar-based, melody-driven rock 'n roll music that is inspired by the spirit of the music that graced the radio waves in the 1960s and 1970s, but with a modern edge. If you feel that your music falls within this umbrella, IPO would love to hear it!

IPO has been held at venues like The Abbey (Chicago), Knitting Factory (Los Angeles), The Cavern Club (Liverpool), Paycheck's Lounge (Detroit), Linneman's (Milwaukee), East End (Portland), The Railway Club (Vancouver), Church (Boston), Kenny's Castaways (New York), The Rivoli (Toronto) and many, many more!

Please Note: Festival dates and number of performance slots are approximate and subject to change.