Summer time is almost here in California, and residents are counting down the days. It’s no secret that Southern California is famous for beaches and music, and one event promises to highlight these hallmarks in spectacular fashion. Music industry legends Travis Barker (Blink-182) and John Feldmann (Goldfinger) are coming together once gain to produce their second annual Back to the Beach Festival. An activity-filled weekend hosted on the sands of Huntington State Beach on April 27-28, Back to the Beach promises to be even more exciting than last year’s inaugural jamboree, promising fun for the whole family featuring “a carnival midway, beach games, great food (with vegan options), craft beer and cocktails, and more.”
The festival organizers will be putting their money where their mouth is on this one, as both Blink-182 and Goldfinger will be performing sets at this year’s festival along an incredibly flushed out lineup including The Used, Reel Big Fish, and The Story So Far. The full day-by-day lineup is as followed:
Goldfinger (with special guests)
Reel Big Fish
The English Beat
The Story So Far
The Wonder Years
Less Than Jake
Story of the Year
As John Feldmann, put it, “What could be better than a mostly ska festival?” and with this year’s lineup, who could blame him? From The Aquabats, to Streetlight Manifesto, this year’s lineup is full of some of the biggest names in the genre.
As many may have heard, earlier this month Travis barker sustained injuries resulting in a broken ankle. Despite these setbacks, Barker insists that this injury is just a “bump in the road” and has announced he has full intentions to play during Blink-182’s headlining set. One can only wonder what surprises he has in mind for this year’s festivities. Barker, known for his zealous relating to all thing’s music, dazzled the Back to the Beach crowd last year with a dramatic reunion with The Aquabats and is sure to have more surprises up his sleeve for this year’s festival.
In this age of high-priced festivals, tickets to Back to the Beach are surprisingly affordable. With weekend GA passes costing just $86 and weekend VIP access at $250, all before added fees of course, and admission is free for all children under 10. Back to the Beach is proving to be quite the cost-effective alternative to all the pricier festivals that have been so heavily publicized as of late. A Travis Barker meet and greet package is also available each day of the festival for $200 plus fees. Be sure to get your tickets now to this sure to be spectacular festival.