Get ready for a different kind of music festival. The brand new Wonderfront Festival in San Diego, California, is aiming to provide an out-of-this-world, one-of-a-kind festival experience, that goes far beyond the music and takes over the entire city the weekend of November 22nd. The official website for the Wonderfront Festival can be found here.
The website states that the festival aims to bring “The hottest emerging artists and the stars you already love. And that’s just the beginning. This is a party that completely takes over San Diego’s waterfront & downtown. Most festivals pull you out to deserted locations, whereas Wonderfront integrates one of America’s most vibrant downtowns right into the festival.”
The official website for the Wonderfront Festival highlights their stellar lineup here. The acts booked include the likes of up-and-coming superstars like Suicidal Tendencies, who has a busy festival schedule this year, which includes The Bash Music & Craft Beer Festival according to mxdwn, Thievery Corporation, whose latest album Treasures from the Temple was highly regarded by mxdwn editors, and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, who mxdwn notes will be playing Lollapalooza in Paris this year alongside acts like twentyone pilots and the 1975.
The Wonderfront Festival boasts an assortment of artists with more mainstream appeal as well such as Busta Rhymes, Lil Dicky, X Ambassadors, MGMT, Tyga, Walk the Moon, and Vince Staples. There are eighty artists in total and seven stages spanning the entirety of downtown San Diego.
In addition to seeing some of the hottest acts in music, there are a variety of boat cruises being offered that run the gamut from a historical cruise, to a booze cruise and everything in between. The full list of activities, including a silent disco and a “Taste of San Diego” culinary tour, can be found on the festival’s official website.
The prices are astronomically affordable, but, there are only 30,000 tickets including a three day general admission “early bird pre-sale,” starting at $209 for all three days, a general public, general admission, starting at $229 for all three days, and an exclusive VIP experience package, starting at $1,200 for all three days.
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