The Ohana festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point last August was very successful, so it’s coming back this year for three days. This year, it will take place on September 8th-10th, and it’s funny because last year it was on the same weekend than the FYF and this year the FYF fest moved on July and The Ohana festival on September!
In any case the line up presents some must-see and attractive performers like Fiona Apple (I lover her and she is so rare), Social Distortion (I have never seen them live), plus two favorites of mine, Pixies and TV on the Radio, but at the same time, there are Eddie Vedder and Jack Johnson headlining 2 of the 3 days and I could pass on both.
The festival will also include performances by Glen Hansard, Haim, Ray Lamontagne, the Naked and Famous, The Orwells, Simon Townshend, Jade Jackson, Corey Harper, The Frights, Liam Finn, Ella Vos, Conner Youngblood, Missio, Haim, Dr. Dog, Vérité, Cameron Avery, Timmy Curran, The Mattson 2… At the end, a few bands I have already seen a few times, and many I have never heard about. Doheny State Beach is located at about 60 miles from LA, you have to drive there, so it’s also something to consider when you have the FYF fest or Echo Park rising at a 10-minute ride from home.
There are more and more music festivals in Southern California, a few days ago the brand new Arroyo Seco Weekend was announced, if you are really paying attention, you could probably attend a festival every weekend all summer long.
As for the prices, single-day general admission starts at $99.50 plus a $20 fee and weekend passes are $275 plus a $60 fee. VIP passes are $499 plus a $40 fee for single-day passes and a weekend VIP pass is $1,200 plus a $60 fee… so it gets a bit pricey at this point, and a VIP status gives you access to a bunch of deluxe shit as usual, such as lounge seatings with shaded areas, cabanas and hammocks, private restrooms, complimentary beverages, partnership gift bag…
So if you want to attend a music festival on the beach, tickets are on sale at theohanafest.com, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the San Onofre Parks Foundation, a nonprofit that works with California State Parks to develop, conserve the recreation experience of California’s costal parks.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1975 (Volume 7, Number 3)
If I did fifty shows I’d get the money from one
a growling, prowling slap pump and just another all American
a 28 song full, full blown reggae rasta brilliance
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1975 (Volume 7, Number 2)
the boundary breaking shock rocker of the decade
Harry seems to have it sewn up
a superb songwriter who can fill an album with excellent country mainstreamers
lovely tribute to her single mom
a classical guitarist and composer and has released more than 30 solo albums
“The song is about a mental institution”
Freakout Records Announce The 10th Annual Freakout Festival Taking Place on November 10-13 in Ballard (Seattle, WA)
a diverse arrangement of voices and sounds