Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival Releases Phase 1 Lineup

Following months of excitement and mystery since the announcement of the inaugural WONDERFRONT Music & Arts Festival, the highly anticipated lineup has been released to the public.  A Phase 2 unveiling of additional artists will take place later this summer to round out the exciting lineup.

Gracing the 7+ stages, which will be spread out across the downtown waterfront, will be artists including MIGUEL, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS, MGMT, DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, NICKY JAM, DON OMAR, VINCE STAPLES, TYGA, LOS ANGELES AZULES, TUCANES DE TIJUANA, WALK THE MOON, PHANTOGRAM, X AMBASSADORS, MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, LIL DICKY, BIG GIGANTIC, PENNYWISE, and many more.  Later this summer a couple big surprises will be announced to join the many great artists across the myriad of genres.

Our goal with this lineup was to have it stacked from start to finish each day with great artists. It’s hard to really call any certain bands our so-called headliners as so many lines of bands on this festival are all headliners in their own right.  We’ve had a tough time choosing between so many talented artists across the many genres into the finite number of stage slots available.  We also wanted a great mix of artists across the time slots, so that not all the bigger names were just playing at the same later times.  We really appreciate the artists that have worked with us to make that possible.

Paul Thornton – Wonderfront co-founder

A true San Diego festival wouldn’t be complete without some Punk Rock thrown into the mix.  With the inclusion of the Tony Hawk’s Huckjam Stage Wonderfront will present PENNYWISE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, X, VANDALS and DJ Z-TRIP.  These are some of the most quintessential bands to be performing next to Tony Hawk’s HuckJam Ramp where Tony and some of the best pro skaters in the world will be performing their amazing tricks.

I’m excited to bring back the Huckjam format (choreographed and freestyle skating with live music) after 10 years of hiatus, and there is no better place for it than my hometown. I’m proud to be involved with Wonderfront, and it’s been a blast helping handpick the legendary punk bands for our stage

Tony Hawk
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The Wonderfront Festival is a true collaboration at its finest by many of San Diego’s staples in the local music scene.  The Belly Up, Music Box, Casbah and RMD Club Group have all collaborated on the curation of artists to make Wonderfront a truly home-grown festival.

This event is for San Diego, by San Diego, and takes the best of the Wonderfront and the Gaslamp at a time of year San Diego needs a big event to bring us all together.  All of San Diego and the greater Baja area are represented with the genres of music, food, art and experience Wonderfront will bring to the world November 22-24, 2019.  We are really stoked for San Diego and will be working with everyone to make this incredible!

Ernie Hahn – Wonderfront co-founder

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday June 14 @ 10am.