Lit — a post-grunge, late 90s radio mainstay with hits like “My Own Worst Enemy” and “Miserable” — is one of the latest big names added to the Wampus Cat Music Festival lineup, organizers announced in February.
Lit joins other big 90s-era bands Everclear and J.R. Richards of Dishwalla, as well as about 90 other artists scheduled to play the three-day festival set for May 13-15 at Gross Farms II near Broadway.
Wampus Cat is a joint event between Indie On Air, the organizers behind downtown Sanford’s successful Carolina Indie Fest back in September 2021, and Gross Farms. It is described as a “three day immersive festival experience” with live music from over 90 acts across three stages designated “rock,” “country” and “indie.”
As for Lit, the band has released six studio albums, including the RIAA Certified Platinum “A Place in the Sun” which included “My Own Worst Enemy.” According to the band’s website, the song is “one of the most broadcasted, covered, karaoke’d, recognizable rock hits of the last 20 years,” and it won them a Billboard Music Award for Modern Rock Song of the Year. Their video for “Miserable” featured Pamela Anderson and was one of the top 10 most played songs of 2000.