2013 Press Highlights

“The annual Echo Park fair Culture Collide has become a popular neighborhood staple, where one cheap wristband gets you into a whole neighborhood’s worth of shows at local venues and outdoor pavilions.”—Los Angeles Times

“While Austin has South by Southwest, Los Angeles has Culture Collide, a transcontinental sonic voyage that brings groups from all the world’s corners to Echo Park for a multi-day, venue-hopping bandstravaganza.”—Los Angeles Magazine

“[Culture Collide is] an intimate, friendly and booze-fueled exploration of indie music from around the world”—Time Out LA

“This offers an opportunity to see the artist live even for professionals who are not able to go to Sweden and see how they work for an American audience.”—Popmani.se

Condé Nast Traveller

2012 Press Highlights

“Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival is like the feisty little brother to bigger music fests like SXSW and Coachella, but a lot more interesting (not to mention less expensive)” – Flavorpill

“Culture Collide has got a fully stacked schedule of stellar bands from all over the world” – Huffington Post

“A diverse and compelling music festival. Music without the pretension.” – Los Angeles Magazine

“On any given day [Of Culture Collide] you are bound to be surprised and my find your next very favorite band ever… Filter’s Culture Collide Festival has given us one last shot at seeing fantastic bands from all over the world in one fell swoop for an extraordinarily pocketbook-friendly price.” – KCRW

“Filter’s Culture Collide Festival has become a must-attend event for SoCal music fans… The Culture Collide festival is four days of nonstop musical awesomeness.” – LA Music Blog

“Culture Collide: a four-day music spree.” – NME

“The Epcot of music festivals” – Seen Heard Known

“Attending Culture Collide is the easiest and cheapest way to feel like you have been around the world in just four days…Culture Collide: making diversity the rule and not the exception” – Redefine Magazine

“For the third year in a row, Filter Magazine has achieved the impossible: unite worlds that are rarely exposed to one another, to bring together countries and people who would otherwise have never met, and to succeed in their mission of bringing good music to the streets of LA, because “good music will prevail.” Los Angeles Music Examiner

“Culture Collide: Better Than… losing the last round of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? on live TV.” – LA Weekly

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Buzzbands LA

Consequence of Sound


Guest of a Guest

LA Record


Pure Volume

Serial Optimist


The Audio Perv

The Scenestar


Under the Radar