WEND 106.5 The End completed the lineup announcement for its resurrected End of Summer Weenie Roast festival Thursday. Weenie Roast '12 takes place Saturday, September 16 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
The Offspring share co-headlining duties with recently resurrected cross continental alternative rock band Garbage, who released its first album in seven years in late May. Other acts include Flogging Molly, Evans Blue. Our Lady Peace, Charlotte's Paper Tongues, Anberlin, Coheed & Cambria, Eve 6, and Switchfoot. Local act Drop D, which includes WEND's on-air personality DZL, will also perform. Other locals may be added to the bill.
Several of the festival's acts have a history with the station or have been fixtures on the air practically since it debuted. Coincidentally WEND's End of Summer Weenie Roast and Garbage bowed out around the same time. The alt-rock band went on indefinite hiatus after 2005's "Bleed Like Me." The End hosted what was assumed would be it's "last weenie" on September 11, 2005 with headliner Three Doors Down as well as Shinedown, Alter Bridge, and 30 Seconds to Mars. Garbage released its debut album in 1995 - the same year of the inaugural Weenie Roast.