CHRIST FEST

Christ Fest

Christ Fest 2017 – Together we Journey, Together in Faith!

Following the inaugural Christ Fest event in 2016 that drew more than 10,000 faithful to a day of events and a signature Christian music festival – the Diocese of Orange is bringing back Christ Fest in 2017! This year’s music festival will welcome for the first time to Orange County, Las Siervas, which is Spanish for “the servants.” This group of 12 unconventional female religious is enabling an encounter with the divine through the beauty of their music and message. Join in on the fun this September!

Christ Fest 2017 Initial Lineup: Las Siervas + more to be announced!

IT’S NOT DEAD FESTIVAL 2017

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It’s Not Dead Festival is back & more punk than ever.

On August 26th, the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA will host the 30+ band extravaganza with heavy acts including punk legends Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, The Adicts, Buck O Nine + more!

Watch more from the headliners below:

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Check out the full jam-packed lineup below:

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Along with the rad tunes, It’s Not Dead will also feature a pop-up art exhibition ‘Art’s Not Dead’ curated by Lisa Johnson – the most well-known punk photographer. With previously collections for Vans Warped Tour and images appearing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, it’s sure to be a fantastic showcase!


Not to mention a unique literary center at the festival including appearances, readings, & signings throughout the day.


Also, a hard-to-find and rare item Punk Swap including fashions, artisan coffee, vintage vinyl + more!


For more information & tickets, visit the festival website. Are you punk enough? Get those fists ready – we’ll see you in the pit!

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HIGH & MIGHTY

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High & Mighty 2017 Lineup Details: Dirty Heads, Sublime, Soja, Jurassic 5, Tribal Seeds, Stick Figure, Method Man & Redman, Tech N9ne, Chief Keef, Murs, MAGIC!, Ghostface Killah, CustomBallyhoo!, Katastro, Pacific Dub, Know-Madik, Katastro, Pacific Dub, Iya Terra, Landon Mcnamara, King Lil G

MEGADETH BOOT CAMP COUNTDOWN

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Almost only 2 weeks out, are you prepared for the Megadeth Boot Camp experience of a lifetime?

March 10th – 13th, join Dave Mustaine at his very own estate, along with David Ellefson, Dirk Verbeuren and Kiko Loureiro in the most personal rock session you’ll ever have. Megadeth wants to rock with their biggest fans and you’re invited! After just winning a well-deserved Grammy this past Sunday for Best Metal Performance, these metal legends obviously know what it takes to rock and live the VIP lifestyle. Ready to join? 

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MUSINK – GRAB YOURS NOW

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The annual Musink Tattoo Festival is back for it’s 10th year at the OC Fair & Event Center on March 17-19, 2017 and tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Curated by Travis Barker, drummer of Blink-182, this fest honors music, tattoos and classic cars. Headliners include NOFX, The Used, Pennywise along with The Vandals, Glassjaw, Bad Religion and more. Hundreds of tattoo artists will be joining these headliners along with the Low and Slow Car Show where Barker will even feature a few cars of his own. Some of Barker’s favorite tattoo artists will be at Musink ready t0 detail your skin with ink.

Musink is for all, just as Travis Barker said in an interview this year, “I grew up loving every style of music and I think what makes Musink different from a lot of other tattoo festivals is that the others never really have hip-hop or any sort of urban act. I think they’re missing out on a huge market of kids that love getting tattooed, too.

“That’s why I love Musink, this culture, tattoos and music, it’s all color blind. It’s for everybody, every race, every genre of music and I love being able to bring all of that under one roof.”

So what are you waiting for?

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ESCAPE: WHAT TO EXPECT

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There are no words for what’s about to return to Southern California this October. Prepare for the freakiest, creepiest, spookiest, most rockin’ Halloween fest of the season- Escape: Psycho Circus! It’s time to come decked out in your fullest Halloween getup – face paint, fake contacts and more, to experience freaky performers, a hypnotic lighted production and a star studded lineup. Artists headlining the fest this year at NOS Events Center include Armin van Buuren, Eric Prydz, Hardwell , Jamie Jones and more. This is Escape’s fifth year and the themed stages filled with EDM, trance, techno beats and more are guaranteed to take you to otherworldly places.

Come out only if you’re looking for the biggest fright of your life this 2016 Halloweekend.

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LOS ANGELES HAUNTED HAYRIDE 2016

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride returns to it’s darker and even more disturbing roots with a brand new theme to date, Secret Society. Prepare to enter a world of other worldly spirits as you join the Secret Society of Samhain, October 1st – 31st. This weekend is the very LAST weekend to join the society, so don’t miss it at Griffith Park Old Zoo. This hayride is not your everyday juvenile trip through lines of carved, jolly pumpkins with festive candy apples. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is not just an event, it’s an experience. As you join a secret society, you become part of a faction, a part of the ride. A ride you can’t escape after you pledge yourself to a faction. After picking which of the two paths to take into the forest of the wild, wild west, the results will be terrifying. Initiation into the society will just be the beginning of a Halloween you’ll never forget.

This year’s partnership with Universal Studios, “Ouija, Origin of Evil” will turn all your worst horror movie nightmares into a reality.

The Haunted Village of this spooky creation also includes attractions that will take you on a more pleasant nostalgia of Halloween’s past. One of memories filled with trick-or-treating as a kid versus the (hay)ride down memory lane of wetting your bed in fear (which you very well may do this year). The village is home to Theatre Macabre, the Grub Shack, the Dark MazeScary-Go-Round, a House of Mirrors, Psychics, pumpkin carving area, Death Row and and more.

If you dare to search for something that gives Hallow’s Eve a whole new meaning, check hours and buy your tickets now.

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DRIFTWOOD FESTIVAL

This November marks the very first Driftwood Festival to take place in Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. And here’s what to expect for the inauguration of this west coast fest!

1. Soulful lineup
The beaches of Dana Point are going to get a splash of country this Veterans Day Weekend. Headlining the fest are Rodney Atkins and Jerrod Niemann. But in addition to country, there is said to be some additional genres gracing Doheny, as well. A bit of music for everyone.

2. Mouth-watering food
What goes better with country music than the world’s best BBQ? Nothing! So you can bet only California’s best BBQ will be served – the perfect feast for a cool November night.

3. And don’t forget great beer
California craft beer and some of the best wine will be featured at Driftwood! There will be over 100 types of beverages to choose from with the tasting that’s included with your ticket. This is truly a beer and wine festival like you’ve never seen before. Some breweries that are to be featured so far include Ballast Point, Bottle Logic Brewing and Stone Brewing Co.

4. Beautiful location
What better festival backdrop can you ask for than a west coast beach? There will be grassy areas to wander, the edge hitting the sandy shore. The ocean waves are guaranteed to provide peaceful ambiance and provide a salty area to cool down in during the fest. The ultimate dream location for a festival.

Tickets are now on sale, so grab a pass, your swimsuit and a koozie and head over to the beach for a good time.

 

DRIFTWOOD FESTIVAL

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There have been a lot of beer and wine festivals but there has never been one like this! After a successful first year in 2016, Driftwood at Doheny State Beach expands to two days for Veterans Day Weekend 2017 in Orange County, CA. Driftwood will feature country music, California-focused craft beer, and top notch BBQ at the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12, with performances from Chase Rice, Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard, Dan + Shay, Maddie and Tae and more.

Driftwood Festival 2017 Lineup Details: Chase Rice, Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard, Dan + Shay, A Thousand Horses, Maddie & Tae, Cassadee Pope, Canaan Smith, Raelynn, Lit, Caroline Jones

OHANA FEST – ARTIST FEATURE: LANA DEL REY

Looking for a cure for your ‘Summertime Sadness?’ Head over to Orange County’s Doheny Beach on August 28th for a night at the inaugural Ohana Fest headlined by Lana Del Rey!

It’s been almost one year since the release of Lana’s third studio effort, Honeymoon, and we’re still reeling from the album’s dark, California-gothic charm. Honeymoon fan favorites like ‘High By The Beach will surely set the tone for her Sunday night performance at Dana Point. 

 

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Lana’s been busy all of summer ’16 making tour and festival stops all across the globe, but her performance at Ohana fest will be one of her biggest highlights of the year. After all, she is headlining a bill boasting legendary greats Eddie Vedder, Elvis Costello, X and Mudhoney (just to name a few).

Plus, LDR’s unreleased pre-Born to Die track ‘BBM Baby‘ just leaked, so that means we can start hoping for a live performance in the near future, right?

 

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Watch the official Ohana 2016 trailer below, and get your tickets to see Lana at the festival here. We’ll catch you, and a couple of waves, on the beach next weekend!

 

 

OUTSIDE LANDS

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Outside Lands takes over Golden Gate Park again this August! There is nothing better than the perfect spot to enjoy an incredible lineup with your best friends. Spread the good vibes – grab your tickets and come hang w/ Ranger Dave

Outside Lands 2017 Lineup Details: Metallica, The Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, Alt-J, Queens of the Stone Age, Above & Beyond, Fleet Foxes, Empire of the Sun, The Avett Brothers, Belle and Sebastian, Solange, Future Islands, Schoolboy Q, Young the Giant, Rebelution, Little Dragon, Vance Joy, Kaytranada, Bleachers, Tove Lo, Action Bronson, Sleigh Bells, Louis The Child, Royal Blood, Shovels & Rope, Thundercat, Dawes, Warpaint, Dr. Octagon, Rag’N’Bone Man, Bomba Estéreo, Real Estate, RAC, James Vincent McMorrow, Temples, K. Flay, Hamilton Leithauser, Maggie Rogers, Sofi Tukker, Foxygen, How to Dress Well, SOHN, Electric Guest, Goldroom, Hundred Waters, Noname, Khruangbin, Kamaiyah, SURVIVE, Kali Uchis, San Fermin, Joseph, The Japanese House, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Lemon Twigs, MUNA, Mon Laferta, Grace Mitchell, Porches, Jacob Banks, Mondo Cozmo, Frenship, John Moreland, Sam Dew, Oliver Tree, Lawrence, The She’s

FAN FEED: OUTSIDE LANDS EDITION

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We asked our favorite Bay Area local (AKA our intern, Caroline) what we should be “hella” stoked for at this year’s Outside Lands. Take a walk down her memory lane and read on for the inside scoop:

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LOCATION

Ok, clearly I am biased, but look at that beautiful view of the Bay Bridge! How can you even try to top a music festival that gives you the bay as your ultimate pregame spot? You just can’t. Plus, San Francisco’s weather is gorgeous during festival season, so forget about any blistering heat and humid discomfort. It’s our idea of a perfect festival. All you need is a light jacket.

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FOOD 

Food – crucial to all human life and even more so to the complete Outside Lands experience. Unlike other festivals, OSL really does it big on the festival feasting. Prime example pictured above: The Donut Cheeseburger. As soon as you enter the pearly gates of Outside Lands, you’re immediately surrounded by food trucks and booths galore – but the real adventure comes in visiting all of the other “lands”. 2015 featured Choco Lands, Bacon Lands, Cheese Lands. Word of the wise: pace yourself when visiting Wine Lands and Beer Lands. If you find yourself enjoying either of those too much, you can take a walk over to, you guessed it, Sober Lands.

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THE PEOPLE

When I asked my fellow OSL vets what the best parts about the festival were, there was an overwhelming love for the people you meet there. Of course we would all be lost if we couldn’t share these memories with our best friends, but the vast majority of the people you will meet as you aggressively push yourself to the front for a snap will be cool about it.

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MUSIC

I was pumped to head back to Outside Lands before the lineup even came out (I am proud to say that I’m an Eager Beaver), but after this morning’s announcement I literally cannot contain myself. The headliners appeal to fans in every genre and across generations. Legendary names like Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie, Lana Del Ray, J. Cole, Duran Duran, and Zedd will grace those massive stages this August.

Now we just have to count down the days until we get to party with Ranger Dave! 

Tickets on sale to the general public April 7th at 10am PST!
Get yours at https://outsidelands.frontgatetickets.com