Major music festival coming to the National Mall

Jennifer Nycz-Conner

The National Mall is getting ready to rock.

The Trust for the National Mall announced Tuesday it will bring a major music festival to the National Mall this September. The two-day Landmark Music Festival, which will take place Sept. 26-27 in West Potomac Park and feature more than 40 bands, is an effort to turn the attention of a younger generation to the history, importance and restaurant needs of the National Mall.

Headliners will include rapper Drake and alt-rock bands The Strokes and alt-J. The event will be produced by Austin-based C3 Presents, known for its work with the "Austin City Limits" and Lollapalooza music festivals.

Unlike free Mall concerts, this event will be ticketed. Prices range between $100 and $200, with early bird passes going on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the event's website.

D.C. native Wale and Baltimore electronic musician Dan Deacon are also signed on to the concert, along with: Scottish electronic band Chvrches; English singer-songwriter Ben Howard; Chromeo; Band of Horses; The War on Drugs; George Ezra; Nate Ruess; Lord Huron; The Kills; Twin Shadow; The Lone Bellow; Dan Deacon; Rebirth Brass Band; Rhiannon Giddens; Ex Hex; and many others.