Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) organizers today announced that the fifth annual three-day music festival — taking place on the Sunset Strip Thursday, August 16 through Saturday, August 18 — will celebrate the music and legacy of THE DOORS.

The festival will kick off with an exclusive VIP event honoring the iconic Sunset Strip band on August 16, which will feature an all-star band celebrating THE DOORS, and will conclude with an all-day street fest on Saturday, August 18. MARILYN MANSON will headline the outdoor street fest, which will also feature performances by THE OFFSPRING, STEVE AOKI, BAD RELIGION, very special guest BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, DE LA SOUL, DEAD SARA, DAS RACIST and more. Many of the artists will celebrate THE DOORS by performing their take on some of THE DOORS‘ legendary songs.The venues within the street festival closure — The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club — will also host full lineups from more than 50 bands throughout the day.

As in years past, Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevardand transformed into a premier concert destination with two outdoor stages, beer gardens, an artist autograph tent, an outdoor VIP rooftop lounge, silent disco, VIP Lounge at On The Rox, food trucks and interactive experiences.

Tickets for SSMF 2012 are on sale beginning today at TicketWeb and are free of additional ticketing fees. Ticket options include general admission August 18 street festival ticket for $75 and VIP options for $135, which includes access to the rooftop VIP area with views of the West stage, VIP areas in the beer garden and venues, access to VIP lounge On The Rox, a separate entrance and additional perks. A very limited number of three-day VIP passes will also be available for $250. These special passes include access to THE DOORS celebration on Thursday, August 16, VIP access to the August 18 street festival and entrance to all of the Sunset Strip Venues on August 16, 17 and 18 — House of Blues, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Whisky A Go-Go and Key Club — pending capacity.