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New Landmark Festival Aims To Save An Ailing National Park

WASHINGTON D.C. (CelebrityAccess) — Drake, The Strokes and British rock band Alt-J are among the headliners for a new festival that aims to raise awareness and funds to help restore the National Mall in Washington D.C.

The two-day Landmark Music Festival, set for Sept. 26 and 27, is being organized by Trust for the National Mall in conjunction with C3 Presents and will feature more than than 40 artists on five stages at West Potomac Park in the nation's capital.

The Trust for the National Mall – an official partner of the National Park Service – is dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall through its Landmark Campaign. According to the Trust, the Mall currently faces more than $750 million in backlogged repairs to monuments and landscapes and notes that it has been 39 years since the last major renovation of the park.

Caroline Cunningham, president of the Trust for the National Mall, told the Washington Post that the festival was aimed at gaining the attention of millennials with the intention of making them stakeholders in the future of the National Mall. However, she was quick to note that the festival would be a family-friendly event, with free admission to children under 10. – Staff Writers