Kanye West to headline HFStival

Counting Crows, Cypress Hill also will play at Merriweather in May


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Hip-hop megastar Kanye West is the biggest of the names who will play this year's HFStival.

The event, held May 27-28 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, will also feature such acts as the Counting Crows, festival regulars Cypress Hill, Hasidic reggae singer Matisyahu, the Strokes and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Tickets go on sale April 8 at 10 a.m. More than 60 acts will perform on several stages at Merriweather, which will expand its capacity to 27,500 for the event.

Day one's lineup, headed by West, Cypress Hill and Matisyahu, also includes '70s punk outfit The Misfits, local favorites Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Rise Against and Matchbook Romance.

Day two will bring Counting Crows, Joan Jett, the Strokes, Coheed and Cambria, Dashboard Confessional, Yellowcard, Augustana, H.I.M. and AFI.

For a complete lineup, see whfs.com.

Originally published April 3, 2006, 9:44 AM EDT

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