Joan Jett, Sharon Van Etten, Dispatch Fill Out Second Sea.Hear.Now Lineup

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
John Davisson
– Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
DeLuna Festival, Pensacola Beach, Pensacola, Fla.

Sea.Hear.Now announced the full lineup Wednesday for its second annual edition.

As shared last month Dave Matthews Band and The Lumineers will headline the two-day event, which fuses surfing and music and will return to Asbury Park, N.J., on Sept. 21 and 22.

Other announced performers include Dropkick Murphys, Dispatch, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The B-52s, Bad Religion, The Struts, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sharon Van Etten, Cat Power, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Matt and Kim, Steel Pulse, Jade Bird and Fantastic Negrito. Multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons — best known as saxophonist in the E Street Band — will serve as the festival’s musician-in-residence and a surfer.

Sea.Hear.Now also features a surfing competition and shared a lineup that includes pros such as Balaram Stack, Sam Hammer, Brett Barley, Noah Beschen, Quincy Davis and Cassidy McClain.

Founded in part by famed concert photographer Danny Clinch, Sea.Hear.Now launched in 2018 with a bill topped by Jack Johnson and Incubus. “Our festival doesn’t really look like any of the other festivals out there,” Clinch told Pollstar last year. “The festival itself is about musicians who surf, and surfers who play music. That was our riff from the beginning.”

Clinch linked up with Tim Sweetwood of C3 Presents who, after hearing Clinch’s concept of a “music festival and ancillary elements of surf activation and competition during the festival,” told Pollstar that he said, “Wow, this is something we haven’t done before, let’s take a swing at it.”

Sea.Hear.Now has also prioritized sustainability. The festival was honored by Jack Johnson’s All At Once Sustainability Awards late last year.

Dave Matthews Band’s Sea.Hear.Now appearance will conclude an extensive 2019 tour that kicks off April 30 in Pensacola, Fla. The group had another successful year in 2018, grossing $47.7 million and securing a spot on Pollstar‘s Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart.

See the 2019 Sea.Hear.Now poster below.

– Sea.Hear.Now 2019 poster