Talinda Bennington announces inaugural 320 Festival and "mental health movement"

320 Festival Poster
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Chester Bennington's widow, Talinda, has announced that she will be holding a festival and mental health summit in LA later this year.

Talinda, who founded the 320 Changes Direction foundation in order to promote mental health awareness following her husband's death by suicide in 2017, has announced the 320 Festival – a "free community event" to be held on May 9 at L.A. LIVE. 

The event is set to include "nonprofit activations, musical performances and kids activities". The musical performances will include appearances from Bruce Weigner, Dylan Dunlap, Rouxx, Evaride, Holy Wars, Vaines, X.Ari, Atarah Valentine and Blue Midnight.

The festival will also include a mental health summit that will involve panels and roundtables aimed to further the conversation around mental health, as well as a film festival which will showcase films looking closely at mental health and a ticketed gig later in the day.

The festival is being organised with help from Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, via his Unite the United Foundation. All of the profits will be donated to 320 Festival non-profit organisations.

Talinda says via a statement on her Instagram account: "Come join us for a day dedicated to normalizing mental health conversations and providing resources."

For more information, head to the 320 Festival site.

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