Summer festival season is ending on a strong note this year thanks to the return of the Eddie Vedder-curated Ohana Festival. The three-day celebration of surf and sound brings together what is probably its biggest lineup to date, headlined by country superstar Eric Church, Vedder (natch) and Mumford & Sons. Typically stocked with a wealth of plenty of rock, folk and Americana flavor, this year’s fest goes for the gold with its undercard, featuring Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beck and local favorites Young the Giant and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Last year’s talent included Vedder along with Social Distortion, The Pixies and Haim.
What started as a two-day event expanded to three days in 2017, drawing over 35,000 attendees. Moving back a couple weeks, it now takes place Sept. 28 through Sept. 30. Vedder and surfing legend Kelly Slater launched the festival in 2016 and donate a portion of the festival proceeds to the San Onofre Parks Foundation, a California non-profit that works with the California State Parks to develop, preserve and enhance parks around the state.
Tickets for the Live Nation-produced festival will go on sale Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. PT at ohanafest.com,“Tickets for OHANA go on sale Friday, May 4 at 10:00 Single day GA passes start at $99.75, weekend GA passes are $275, single day VIP passes are $499.00, and VIP weekend passes are $1,200, all prices are + fees.
See the full lineup below:
Nate Jackson is the gatekeeper to your dreams of local dive bar stardom. If he writes about you, expect your band to be offered at least one more drink ticket than the rest of the bands on the bill. Get his attention with some groovy tunes and he might just do it. Then, boy will you feel special.