Huntington Beach State, Huntington Beach, CA
Remember that punk, ska, reggae, and booze festival we checked out last year at Huntington State Beach? Well, it’s back this year! Yes, for the second time, this upcoming April, Back to the Beach will entertain thousands of rock fans with two days of lively entertainment and music that will have us “Oregon Trail Generation” members reliving our high school and junior high days.
This year, KROQ 106.7 FM once again sponsors the event, which will include returning bands Goldfinger, Save Ferris, and the Aquabats plus festival newcomers and longtime punk staples blink-182 and The Used, not to mention ska favorites Reel Big Fish and Less than Jake, and plenty more great bands.
The festival is also family friendly, with kids 10 and under free with adult admission, and games and activities promised to maintain that casual beach vibe and Southern California chill. Last year’s event was a great hit, and we’re glad to see this festival coming back this April 27-28!
From the press release:
KROQ, Travis Barker & John “Feldy” Feldmann Present
2nd Annual Back To The Beach
With blink-182, Goldfinger, The Used, Reel Big Fish, The Story So Far, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, and more
Festival Returns On Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28 to The Sands Of The World Famous Huntington State Beach In Southern California
KROQ, Travis Barker and John Feldmann come together once again to present the 2nd annual Back To The Beach, returning to Huntington State Beach on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. This weekend destination festival debuted last year, and over 30,000 fans came out to see some of the biggest names in modern ska, punk and reggae. Back To The Beach will feature performances from blink-182, Goldfinger, The Used, Reel Big Fish, The Story So Far, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, and many more, performing on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in picturesque Orange County, California.
The daily band lineup for Back To The Beach is as follows (subject to change):
Saturday, April 27: blink-182, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, Save Ferris, The English Beat, and The Drowns
Sunday, April 28: The Used, The Story So Far, Anthony Green, The Wonder Years, Less Than Jake, Story Of The Year, Teenage Wrist, and Lowlives
John “Feldy” Feldmann of Goldfinger, co-producer of Back To The Beach, says, “Back To The Beach has been one of the funnest things I’ve ever been part of. What could be better than a mostly ska festival?? I grew up on ska music and I had the best time of my life last year at the show… This year may even be better! Travis and I are so excited to do the show yet again… I cannot wait!”
“We are so excited to have blink-182 as part of this year’s event,” adds John Reese, Back To The Beach Producer and CEO of Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. “A huge thank you to California State Parksfor having us back for another year. We couldn’t ask for a more beautiful venue with a more perfect lineup.”
Back To The Beach will feature a carnival midway, beach games, great food (with vegan options), craft beer and cocktails, and more. Families are invited to explore the Lil' Punk Kid Zone, which will be fun all-inclusive safe place for kids 10 & under who are accompanied by an adult. The area will feature healthy food options including a fruit cart, and will give kids a place to play and engage while still being part of the festival experience. Under a tented shade zone, new moms will have a clean, private place to breastfeed, as well as hand washing areas and clean bathrooms for families only. The area will offer face painting and beach games, as well as arts and crafts and much more. While kids enjoy the time of their lives, parents can sit and relax while still listening to and seeing the festival on jumbo screens.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM PT at http://backtothebeachfest.com. A limited number of Weekend General Admission passes will be available for $79.99 (plus fees), while supplies last. VIP ticket package options are also available. For this all-ages family friendly event, kids under 10 get in free when accompanied by an adult with paid admission.
Back To The Beach is produced by Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), blink-182's Travis Barkerand Goldfinger's John Feldmann.
Back To The Beach partners include: Rockstar Energy Drink, Kona Brewing Company, Sailor Jerry Rum, Mike’s HARDER, Cupcake Vineyards, Corona Extra, and more to be announced.
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