2018 LINE-UP INCLUDES
ERIC CHURCH, EDDIE VEDDER, MUMFORD & SONS,
BECK, NORAH JONES, YEAH YEAH YEAHS,
AMOS LEE, LIZ PHAIR
AND MORE THAN 25 ACTS
THIRD ANNUAL EVENT SET FOR
SEPTEMBER 28, 29 AND 30
AT DOHENY STATE BEACH IN DANA POINT, CA
OHANA FESTIVAL will once again return to beautiful Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA for a third year this Septemberwith performances from Eric Church, Eddie Vedder, Mumford & Sons, Beck, Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Amos Lee, Liz Phair and many others (full line-up below). The acclaimed three-day festival–set for Friday, September 28, Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30—celebrates some of the top singers, songwriters and musicians, taking place just steps away from the sands of one of Southern California’s most iconic beaches.
Pictured (left to right): Eddie Vedder and Kelly Slater
After a successful launch in 2016 OHANA returned in 2017 as an expanded three-day event with more than 35,000 attendees. In the “Ohana” tradition of family, the grassy festival site is dotted with blankets and fans enjoying a weekend of music, food and activities.
The initial 2018 OHANA line-up is as follows: Eric Church, Eddie Vedder, Mumford & Sons, Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Amos Lee, Liz Phair, Young the Giant, Nikki Lane, Bahamas, Switchfoot w/ Rob Machado, John Doe Folk Trio, Plague Vendor, Andrew Macmahon & The Wilderness, Hiss Golden Messenger, The White Buffalo, NoMBe, Fantastic Negrito, The War + Treaty, Lauren Ruth Ward, Allan Rayman, Dave Hause, Nick Hakim, Kevin Devine, Billy Raffoul, Timmy Curran, Lilly Hiatt, The Palms, Desure, The Alive.
Here’s some media feedback on OHANA 2017:
“…a unique concert with a salty-air twist…Ohana, which translates to “family” in Hawaiian, is more than just about music. The event serves as a fundraiser for ocean-minded nonprofits, including the Wyland Foundation, the Ocean Institute, the San Onofre Parks Foundation and Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association.”
–OC REGISTER, 9-9-2017
“It’s location at the idyllic Doheny State Beach makes it easy to go for a surf in the morning, and take in tunes in the afternoon.”
–OC WEEKLY, 9-11-2017
“Ohana Fest, the three-day music festival organized by Eddie Vedder and his pro surfing buddy Kelly Slater, returned to Dana Point, California’s Doheny State Beach for its second year yesterday. Last year, Vedder was everywhere at the fest, performing with Elvis Costello, X, Jack Irons, Band Of Horses, and more, and it seems like he’s making it his mission to play with everyone at this year’s fest too.”
“This past weekend, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder headlined the Ohana Fest in Dana Point, California’s Doheny State Beach. It was the second year of the festival, which Vedder and pro surfer Kelly Slater organized, and it looks like it was a good time.”
“Eddie Vedder has played a big role in the emergence of the Ohana Festival on the music scene, so it’s fitting that he was popping up all over the place this weekend.”
“Set up on a stretch of pristine California beach and state park grounds, with an eclectic line-up of friends, admired artists, and buzz-making newcomers all curated by Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder, the three-day event was an even more expanded version from its previous year’s debut. The laid back vibe of what is turning out to be the summer’s best music festival, included an abundance of various food trucks, drink options and family friendly activities including an on-site video arcade, various interactive games, food tastings and a row of hammocks that if you were lucky enough to score you could swing on and soak up the sun and sweet ocean air.”
“The Ohana Festival, curated by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, was another massive success in its second year of existence. Thousands of music fans flocked to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California for the three-day festival which featured the likes of The Pixies, Eddie Vedder, Social Distortion, Haim, and Jack Johnson. The festival produced some impressive collaborations between Vedder and many of the other headlining bands, with Apple joining Vedder during his headlining set on the second day of the festival to perform the Neil Young classic “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
Tickets for OHANA go on sale Friday, May 4 at 10:00 AM (PT) at www.ohanafest.com. Single day GA passes start at $99.75, weekend GA passes are $275, single day VIP passes are $499.00, and VIP weekend passes are $1,200, all prices are + fees. A portion of the proceeds from OHANA 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.