Pete Townshend is going to be trying his hand at festival planning and promotion sometime in 2008…

“Pete Townshend and girlfriend Rachel Fuller plan to expand their In The Attic webcasts and club shows into a full scale live and Internet festival next year. Fuller announced the couple’s plans on her official website and explained that, ‘Next summer, me and Pete will hopefully be organizing a Woodstock-style festival called ‘Atticfest.’ It will be held over the course of a weekend and will either be held at a venue in the U.K. or U.S.'”

Atticfest? I would have much preferred some sort of variation on “palooza” but hey, what can you do. I guess you can start with touting your band as “real” classic rock while others are simply punk. That’s always a good idea.

Pete Townshend to launch live and internet festival [The Rock Radio]