California Is For Lovers Festival Announces Lineup

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The Hawthorne Heights-curated emo and punk-adjacent Is For Lovers festival will play Orange County, California — one of the genre’s hotbeds — this summer.

In addition to Hawthorne Heights, the festival, scheduled for August 26 at Oak Canyon Park, about 10 miles southeast of Anaheim, will include performances from  Alkaline Trio, Sleeping With Sirens, Bayside, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Atreyu, Thursday and Touché Amoré, with more to be announced soon.

The festival is produced by Brew Ha Ha Productions, which specializes in the niche world of craft-beer-and-music festivals.

General admission and VIP tickets s are on sale now at and

Tickets for the all ages festival start at $79 plus fees. Festival hours are noon to 10 PM.

The full list of Is For Lovers Festival dates is as follows:

June 24 – Lake Tahoe Is For Lovers – Outdoor Arena at Harveys
July 21 – Utah Is For Lovers – Granary Live
July 22 – Colorado Is For Lovers – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 29 – OBX Is For Lovers – Roanoke Island Festival Park
August 19 & 20 – Iowa Is For Lovers – Harrah’s Council Bluffs
August 26 – California Is For Lovers – Oak Canyon Park
September 9 – Ohio Is For Lovers – PNC at Riverbend Amphitheatre
September 10 – Tennessee Is For Lovers – The Caverns
September 17 – Massachusetts Is For Lovers – Xfinity Center