Monday, March 4, 2019

Ohana Festival 2019 details revealed

I had the pleasure of attending last year's event for the first time (see review elsewhere on this blog). It looks like another weekend of heavy hitters...

Ohana - the annual three-day festival curated by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder - will return to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point (Orange County), CA. Set for Sept. 27-29, this year's fest will be led by performances from the Strokes, Eddie Vedder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and more than 25 acts throughout the three-day weekend of music (full line-up is below). Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. via

Now in its fourth consecutive year, Ohana has become known for its unexpected collaborations. Last year (2018), Vedder showed up throughout the festival joining the John Doe Folk Trio (X's "The New World") on Friday, Johnny Marr (The Smiths' "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out") on Saturday and closing out the weekend by appearing with Mumford & Sons on Sunday for a rocking version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower." In addition, during his Saturday headlining set, Vedder was joined by Liz Phair on Pearl Jam's "Better Man"; later in the set he was accompanied musically and vocally by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Scott Thurston on three songs ("Wildflowers," "Room At The Top," and "I Won't Back Down") in tribute to his friend.

The full lineup is as follows:

The Strokes, Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tash Sultana, Incubus, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, LP, Glen Hansard, Jenny Lewis, Devendra Banhart, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real, Benjamin Booker, Fontaines D.C., Madison Ryann Ward, Jacob Banks, Las Cafeteras, White Reaper, Mudhoney, Sunflower Bean, Poolside, Dustin Kensrue, Mt. Joy, The Messthetics, Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, Lewis Capaldi, Jesse Jo Stark, Paul Cauthen, Jack Irons, Henry Jamison, L.A. Witch, Erin Rae, Jonny Roundhouse, John Craigie, and Gretta Ray.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the San Onofre Parks Foundation and the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA).

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