Grateful Dead's Bob Weir To Play Forever Festival

Bob Weir has been announced as one of the headliners at Forever Festival, a seven day and seven night event that takes place at varied venues the world over from August 4-11.

Weir plays a San Francisco gig (August 7), along with his backing band Scarring the Children. Jeff Chimenti and Lukas Nelson are special guests on the evening.

Every gig will be broadcast at Forever fest's page on the live concert streaming site irocke.com. In a statement, irocke explained the scope of the festival: "Live music fans tuning into the Forever Festival website www.4evrfest.com and partner sites will discover and enjoy over 200 free and PPV performances by a wide range of artists in collaboration with more than 30 leading live digital concert venues in more than 10 countries around the world."

Other big name acts participating include Kings of Leon, Thompson Square, Slayer, Anthrax, Mos Def and Phish.

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