The inaugural Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival will take over sunny San Diego’s Waterfront and Downtown areas this fall on November 22nd-24th.
On Monday, the three-day event revealed their phase one lineup, with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, MGMT, and San Diego locals Slightly Stoopid topping the bill. Wonderfront will also see performances by Michael Franti & Spearhead, Thievery Corporation, Vince Staples, Big Gigantic, STS9, Pepper, Phantogram, Big Wild, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Boombox, Ghost Light, Sunsquabi, Exmag, and many more. More artists will be added to the impressive lineup in August.
With the help of fellow co-founder and Pechanga Arena General Manager Ernie Hahn, Wonderfest co-founder Paul Thornton brought local sports heroes Tony Hawk, Trevor Hoffman, and Rob Machado onto the festival team as investors and brand ambassadors. The three-day event will include music, arts, food, wine, spirits, beer (with a giant craft beer village), yacht parties, water taxi cruises, water activities, Tony Hawk’s HuckJam, a silent disco, and so much more, all along the downtown San Diego Waterfront. Attendees will be able to come and go as they please with their Wonderfront RFID wristband.
“Our goal with this lineup was to have it stacked from start to finish each day with great artists,” festival co-founder Paul Thornton said in a press release. “So, it’s hard to really call any certain bands our headliners as so many bands on this festival are headliners in their own right. We’ve had a tough time fitting so many great bands across so many genres into the number of stage slots available. We also wanted a great mix of artists across the time slots so that not all the bigger names were just playing at the same later times. We really appreciate the artists who have worked with us to make that possible.”
Subscribers to the festival’s WonderLIST will have access to pre-sale Early Bird tickets on Friday, June 7th. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, June 14th at 10 a.m.
Head to the Wonderfront’s website for more information.