SoCal Music Festivals

Posted on May 1st, 2017

SoCal: Home of sun, surf, and THE BEST music festivals!

Coachella and Stagecoach may be over, but music festival season lasts all year in Southern California! Check out some of the coolest upcoming festivals you can easily make it to from San Diego, whether you stay and camp, crash at a hotel, or make it a day trip! With some epic headliners, there is something for everyone.

2017 SoCal Music Festivals

Joshua Tree Music Festival

  • Date: May 18-21
  • Location: Joshua Tree
  • Headliners: Everyone gets equal billing at this super-hippie peace, love, and yoga fest! Learn about the lineup of global artists.
  • Accommodations: Camp or the festival website recommends these nearby hotels.
  • Vibe: “A happy, loving and egalitarian space is created, where the boundary between artist and audience is blurred.” (from the event website)
  • Event website: http://joshuatreemusicfestival.com
  • Distance from San Diego: About 3 hours.

Arroyo Seco Weekend

  • Date: June 24 & 25
  • Location: Pasadena
  • Headliners: Tom Petty and Mumford & Sons. Check out the event poster!
  • Accommodations: No camping. Perfect time to check out a fun hotel nearby!
  • Vibe: Hippie-ish, but upscale. (The event is catered by chefs from some of LA’s top restaurants.)
  • Event website: https://www.arroyosecoweekend.com
  • Distance from San Diego: About 2.5 hours.

FYF Fest

  • Date: July 22 & 23
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Headliners: Nine Inch Nails, Missy Elliott, Frank Ocean, and Bjork! Check out the event poster.
  • Accommodations: No camping. Hotel time!
  • Vibe: Super hipster.
  • Event Website: https://fyffest.com
  • Distance from San Diego: About 2.5 hours.

Ohana Festival

  • Date: September 8-10
  • Location: Dana Point
  • Headliners: Social Distortion, Eddie Vedder, and Jack Johnson. Check out the full lineup!
  • Accommodations: No camping. The Ohana peeps recommend these nearby hotels.
  • Vibe: The ultimate beachfront chill party.
  • Event Website: http://www.theohanafest.com
  • Distance from San Diego: About 1 hour.

KAABOO

  • Date: September 15-17
  • Location: Del Mar, San Diego
  • Headliners: P!nk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, and Muse. Check out the event poster!
  • Accommodations: Special festival rates at these hotels… awesome!
  • Vibe: “A completely curated three-day sound voyage.” (from the event website.) Art, music, food, and more.
  • Event Website: https://www.kaaboodelmar.com
  • Distance from San Diego: This one really IS in our backyard!

 

Sources:
https://www.musicfestivalwizard.com