OHANA DANA POINT:
SOCIAL DISTORTION, EDDIE VEDDER, JACK JOHNSON
PIXIES, HAIM, RAY LAMONTAGNE, FIONA APPLE,
GLEN HANSARD, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS AND TV ON THE RADIO
LEAD LINE-UP FOR
SECOND ANNUAL FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 8-10 AT
DOHENY STATE BEACH IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA
"The inaugural Ohana Music Festival in California kicked off Saturday night with a headlining set by Eddie Vedder, but the Pearl Jam singer made his presence felt all over the fest."
--RollingStone.com, August 28, 2016
After a successful launch in 2016 with more than 22,000 attendees, an array of impromptu pairings from the festival's artists and perfect beachside weather, OHANA DANA POINT will return to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA September 8-10. The line-up for the expanded three-day second annual event will include performances from Social Distortion, Eddie Vedder, Jack Johnson, Pixies, Haim, Ray LaMontagne, Fiona Apple, Glen Hansard, The Naked And Famous, TV On The Radio and more than 25 acts (full 2017 line-up is below).
Eddie Vedder captured the essence of the event, saying from the stage: "Being able to hear music (maybe even live music) while you're on a wave...we did that today...To invent something, that the people who had the very last row have the best seat in the house, 'cause they can see the ocean and see the music...I hope you like it as much as we hoped and thought you would." And initial media response to the inaugural OHANA applauded the creation of a festival with strong support from the acts on the bill, many of whom spent the day at the festival and joined their contemporaries onstage:
Stereogum (August 28, 2016) noted: "Eddie Vedder performed at the first ever Ohana Festival at Dana Point, California's Doheny State Beach yesterday, and he really made the most of it. He joined Elvis Costello during his set to sing on 'What's So Funny,' X during their set to play 'The New World,' and former Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons during his set to cover Pink Floyd's 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond,' and during his own set, he played 'Indifference' with professional surfer Kelly Slater and covered Neil Young's 'Rockin' In The Free World' with Band Of Horses, X, and Kelly Slater to close out the fest."
Orange County Register (August 28, 2016) added: "Eddie Vedder was all over Day One of the inaugural two-day Ohana Music Festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point on Saturday. Sure, he could have just showed up for his headlining turn and thanked the capacity crowd for its support of the San Onofre Parks Foundation and called it a night, but the 51-year-old Pearl Jam frontman made a full day of the event, popping up numerous times throughout."
OC Weekly, (August 29, 2016) said: "In addition to forging an ohana of great musicians and the fans of those musicians, Vedder was proud that he had achieved two things with this festival: 1) that he had provided some groovy tunes for the surfers of Doheny Beach to listen to while they were riding their waves and 2) that he had created a festival where the furthest seats from the stage (the topmost bleachers) were the best seats in the venue...Given his affections for his inspirations, revolutionary music, surfing, and a nurturing world, it is easy to see that Vedder's beach party was a great success."
The DOHENY DANA POINT 2017 line-up is as follows: Social Distortion, Eddie Vedder, Jack Johnson, Pixies, Ray Lamontagne, Haim, Fiona Apple, Glen Hansard, The Naked and Famous, TV On The Radio, Dr. Dog, The Orwells, The Frights, Vérité, Cameron Avery, Conner Youngblood, Simon Townshend, Missio, Ella Vos, The Mattson 2, Liam Finn, Timmy Curran, Jade Jackson and Corey Harper.
Tickets for OHANA go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10:00 AM (PT)at www.theohanafest.com. GA single day tickets start at $99.50 and weekend passes are $275.00. VIP passes are $499 for single day and a weekend pass is $1200. A portion of the proceeds fromOHANA will benefit the San Onofre Parks Foundation, a California non-profit that cooperatively works with the California State Parks to develop, preserve and enhance the recreation and experience of California's unique and beautiful coastal parks.OHANA is produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE).
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