The Smashing Pumpkins join Pearl Jam and The Avett Brothers as Headliners at Sea.Hear.Now Festival

Sea.Hear.Now Festival has added the final touches to the 2021 lineup, which now includes THE SMASHING PUMPKINS as a headliner, along with newly confirmed artists including PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND, PATTI SCIALFA, MATT & KIM, ORVILLE PECK, TANK AND THE BANGAS, MOON TAXI, THE SOUL REBELS and RON ARTIS II AND THE TRUTH.

Fans will enjoy more than 25 performances on three stages at North Beach Asbury Park and Bradley Park on September 18-19, 2021.

Sea Hear Now Festival 2021 poster Smashing Pumpkins

Sea.Hear.Now’s surf programming also returns with another world-class lineup of surfers including Cassidy McClain, Cory Lopez, Sam Hammer, Brett Barley, Balaram Stack and more, who will compete in the daily North Beach Expression Sessions.  Each surfer will be grouped into a heat of five and have 30 minutes to catch as many waves as the ocean provides, with points awarded for style and creativity.  Fans will also be able to watch board shapers craft surfboards made of wood with today’s cutting-edge technology.

Murals and a recycled surfboard arch on the center of the beach called “Stoke Henge” and Danny Clinch’s Transparent Gallery Pop Up will again be the heart of Sea.Hear.Now’s art installations.

Sea.Hear.Now remains committed to raising awareness about issues facing our environment, including the global plastic waste crisis and climate change.  In 2019, the festival partnered with Surfrider Foundation to host our flagship greening program, Rock & Recycle, where over 580 fans participated in on-site recycling.  Hydration Stations helped to save close to 52,000 bottles from the ocean and landfill and the festival ensured surplus food found a home post event, donating approximately 2,000 pounds to The Center in Asbury Park.  Stay tuned for details on next year’s sustainability initiatives and ways you can get involved at the festival and after.