Goldenvoice’s Portola Festival Returns To SF Topped By Skrillex, Eric Prydz
Alternative dance music festival Portal returns for a second year, Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 at San Francisco’s Pier 80.
The lineup is topped by Skrillex and Eric Prydz Presents HOLO, a holographic presentation from the Swedish DJ. The event also features Basement Jazz, Chris Lake b2b Armand Van Helden, Rina Sawayama, Little Simz, Hot Chip, Underworld, FKJ, Polo and Pan, Labrinth and Major Lazer b2b Major Leagues DJz.
Notably, Portola 2023 also includes the return of pop artist Nelly Furtado, her first U.S. show since 2007.
Ticket registry begins May 22, with the public onsale taking place May 24.
The statement from Goldenvoice says the second-year Portal follows up on the success of last year, which was topped by Flume and The Chemical Brothers, also at Pier 80 and a two-day affair.
Goldenvoice’s Danny Bell previously told Pollstar that Portola had been in the works for years, as he worked out a location and time frame to make the vision come to life.
“People love electronic music here,” said Bell, who also works on Porter Robinson’s Second Sky festival that has taken place across the Bay in Oakland. “They’re always willing to go a bit deeper than a few other markets. There’s some great promoters here as well […] it’s something about the region, just the forward-thinking mentality and history of nightlife and clubbing in the city that has led to this music being popular here. It’s such a fun audience.”
Meanwhile, Goldenvoice’s momentum continues, with the Power Trip rock mega-fest announced for the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, Oct. 6-8, featuring AC\DC, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica and Tool. The event is viewed as a heavy-metal equivalent to the blockbuster classic rock Desert Trip produced by Goldenvoice in 2016.