Boy, oh boy, this year's edition of Doheny Days is looking mighty strong. Yesterday, KROQ confirmed the lineup for this year's festival, which will be taking place on Sept. 8-9 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point.
Headlined by Jane's Addiction and The Flaming Lips, the lineup for the alt-indie-reggage festival (sponsored by KROQ) includes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Jimmy Eat World, Rebelution and Beats Antique. This is just the start as the festival's website promises more acts will be announced soon.
We're glad to see this surf-side festival breeze back into town . Revived last year by Omega Evens after a 7-year absence, last year's event was a success drawing artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Weezer and Cake to the beach. But this year's lineup is shaping up to be much stronger and a larger draw to the beach.
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With a mix (so far) of alternative, indie and reggae, there promises to be a little bit of something for everyone and this could be the strongest show of the late summer in Orange County. The eclectic lineup is essential to capture the diverse tastes in music that makes up the county and turn this festival into an event that music fans can look forward to every September.
Over the past few years, beachfront festivals have been popping up all over the country, especially in the Southeast, so it makes sense that Doheny Days is making a comeback. And allow us to thank them in advance for hosting The Flaming Lips' first OC appearance since 2003 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. Watching Wayne Coyne and company execute their trippy stage show on the beach is already worth the price of admission.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. through the Omega site, though there's a daylong pre-sale on Thursday exclusively for KROQ Street Team members. Prices for weekend passes: $80 for general admission, $175 for VIP and $350 for Lounge level.