EDM extravaganza Beyond Wonderland releases daily lineups … Royal Mountain at Rasberry Farm announces dates and lineup … Punk In Drublic readies for 2018 road trip … Minnesota’s Soundset unveils lineup, sets ticket sales … Northern California’s Monster Aftershock locks in dates … Marley family members to hold Kaya Festival in late April … Back To The Beach sets lineup.
Presented by indie label Royal Mountain Records in partnership with Lower Level, Royal Mountain at Rasberry Farm is set for Sept. 2 within the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario.
And yes, there’s no “p” in this “Rasberry.” According to festival organizers, the Rasberry family once owned the arboretum lands and ran a dairy farm on the grounds making up the festival site within the Gardens.
The presale runs 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. March 1. Password is goodvibes. General onsales launch March 2 at 11 a.m. All times Eastern.
“Fat Mike Presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival” is the official moniker, and the event mixing punk and suds just might be coming to your town. The traveling festival begins its 2018 journey in Austin, Texas, at Austin American Statesman. Last stop on the road trip (so far) is May 20 in Pittsburgh, Pa., at Highmark Stadium. Stops in between include Fort Worth, Texas (May 6); Richmond, Va. (May 12); Philadelphia, Pa. (May 13) and Brockton, Mass. (May 19).
Along with NOFX frontman Fat Mike, Punk In Drublic is also presented by Synergy Global Entertainment and Brew Ha Ha Productions. Although the lineup is still in the assembly stage, the festival will include performances by NOFX, Bad Religion, The Interrupters and Mad Caddies. Word is either Bad Cop / Bad Cop or The Last Gang will open.
Last year’s touring Punk In Drublic attracted more than 50,000 fans.
Joey Foley – Fat Mike of NOFX
Old National Centre, Indianapolis, Ind.
“What makes Punk In Drublic so special is the authenticity of it,” Brew Ha Ha Productions’ Cameron Collins said in a statement. “Craft Beer, true craft beer, from local and regional breweries who are running their businesses with the same mentality as punk rock music: independent, often times controversial, and without a care in the world about how it’s ‘been done in the past.’ I say it all the time, punk rock is the music much of the craft beer we drink is brewed to … it’s appropriate to have an epic event that celebrates the two!”
Potent potables include the custom-brewed / limited release Stone & NOFX Punk In Drublic Hoppy Lager as well as craft beers from Bell’s, Deschutes, Odell’s Oskar Blues and Sierra Nevada. Local breweries include Alewerks in Richmond, Va., Adelbert’s in Austin, Texas, and Down The Road in Brockton, Mass.
Tickets go on sale March 2.
But the above list of acts is just scratching the surface of Soundset’s incredibly deep lineup. The one-day event will also host folks ranging from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie to DJ Jazzy Jeff to Jaden Smith to Paper Tiger, Willie Wonka, Mike 2600 and others.
Occupying the midway at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds May 27; the festival markets itself as “the largest one-day Hip-Hop frestival in the world.”
Tickets go on sale March 2 at 11 a.m. CST.
Named after a 1978 album by Bob Marley and The Wailers, the Marley-driven Kaya Fest produced by Fruit Of Life Productions and OneRise Entertainment will take over the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif., April 28-29.
Kaya honors the legacy of Jamaican artist Bob Marley, who brought reggae to the masses with songs like “I Shot The Sheriff,” “No Woman No Cry,” “Get Up, Stand Up” and “Jamming” (a favorite song of “Simpsons” lawman Chief Wiggum).
The festival will launch with Marleys Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani performing together for the first time in more than a decade in So. Cal. Stephen Marley will also take the stage to perform a special acoustic Kaya album tribute on the festival’s second day.
Here’s the plan:
Saturday, April 28: Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Action Bronson, Common Kings, Toots & The Maytals, Marcia Griffiths, Inner Circle, Kabaka Pyramid, Roots Of Creation, Anuhea, Indubious, Skip Marley and Jo Mersa Marley
Single-day passes are on sale now.
San Bernardino’s NOS Events Center will also be ground zero for Beyond Wonderland March 16-17. Promoter Insomniac has released daily schedules ranging from the Queen’s Domain stage to Cheshire Woods. Here’s what’s happening next month:
Friday, March 16
Queen’s Domain: Dash Berlin,
Mad Hatter’s Castle (hosted by Bassrush): Andy C, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Kayzo, Kill The Noise, MC Dino,
Caterpillar’s Garden: Chris Lake, Claptone, Fisher, Sage Armstrong, Solardo, Walker & Royce
Cheshire Woods (Hosted By Insomniac Records): BIJOU, Discovery Project, J. Worra, Jack Beats, Left/Right, LondonBridge, Redlight, Sinden
Saturday, March 17
Queen’s Domain: Alesso, Christofi, KSHMR, Kurro, Showtek, Tritonal, Valentino Khan, Yultron
Mad Hatter’s Castle: DJ Mustard, Electric Mantis, Flosstradamus, Jax Jones, Judge, Just a Gent, Mr. Carmack, R3HAB
Cheshire Woods (Hosted by Insomniac Records): Champagne Drip, Discovery Project, Gammer, Jayceeoh, JSTJR, NuKid, Rell The Soundbender,
Insomniac also released this nifty trailer filled with beautiful people moving in slow motion.
Two-day GA and VIP tickets are still available.
“Ska” is the word, as well as “punk” and “reggae” when Travis Barker, Goldfinger’s John “Feldy” Feldmann and So. Calif., alt-rock pioneering radio station KROQ present “Back To The Beach” April 28-29 at Huntington State Beach in California’s Orange County.
Promising the “biggest names in modern ska, punk and reggae,” the festival has locked in its daily lineups.
Expect more artists to be announced.
Tickets are on sale now.
Jim Hill – Travis Barker of Blink-182
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Expect a lineup announcement April 9. That is all.