The Ohana Festival is right around the corner. This September, over 35 groups from a variety of different genres will perform across three stages over three days in the beautiful Doheny State Beach.
Sept. 29 - Headliners: The Killers - Haim
Father John Misty, Japanese Breakfast, Franc Moody, Glen Hansard, Hermanos Gutierrez, Amos Lee, Brooks Nielsen, Danielle Ponder, Linka Moja.
Sept. 30 - Headliners: Eddie Vedder - The Chicks
The War on Drugs, Goose, Charley Crockett, Lucius, Shame, Dhani Harrison, Trousdale, Wunder Horse, Big Joanie.
Day 3 is set to be the biggest day with tickets as of 5/11 are sold out. If you want the chance to get it in on Day 3, you must submit a request to be on the waitlist. You'll also have to pay an extra $10 to be on the waitlist on top of a $27.50 ticket fee. So the total tor general admission for Day 3 would be $207.50 for just one ticket.
Oct. - Day 3 Headliners: Foo Fighters - Pretenders
Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Backseat Lovers, Suki Waterhhouse, Three Sacred Souls, Dehd, talk, Lido Pimienta, The Aquadolls, The Alive.
When you see the headliners you see some people you might expect to be headlining like Eddie Vedder, The Killers, The Chicks, or Foo Fighters. But if you’re like me you will be wondering, “Who is Haim?” Haim is a triad consisting of three sisters based in LA. Their latest album, “Women in Music” had features from some big name artists including Taylor Swift and Thundercat. Their most played song on Spotify is, “no body, no crime”.
Eddie Vedder started out with big band, Pearl Jam, but has had just as successful a solo career. He’s aged like fine wine. Vedder’s latest Album, “Earthling" released early February 2022. It’s over 48 minutes long with 13 songs. His most played song on Spotify is, “Society” off his 2007 album, “Into The Wild.”
The Foo Fighters are getting ready for their first performances since the sad passing of their drummer, Taylor Hawkins. They are also getting set for one of their most anticipated and emotional albums yet, “But Here We Are.” They've released two songs so far called, “Rescued” and “Under You.”
Ohana Fest is filled with other activities while you wait for your favorite band. There’s Storytelling in the Cove where you can enjoy a collection of exhibits and panels with leading conservationists, environmentalists, researchers, and pro-surfers. You will also be able to enjoy a diverse selection of food. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options will be available. There's even more. If you want the premium experience, you can get access to exclusive lounges, VIP viewing, quick entry and more.
Ticket Experience Highlights
As said on the Ohana Festival website, there are 3 ticket options. General Admission, VIP, and Ultimate VIP. Being VIP gets you
- Unlimited access to the VIP Lounge with shaded cabanas, hammocks, and lounge seating to relax on the beachside.
- Exclusive VIP Beach Bar with beachside seating & jumbo screens with live streams from both stage
- Air-conditioned premium restrooms, Dedicated VIP festival entrance & exit
- VIP viewing of Main Stage & access to VIP viewing bleachers.
But Ultimate VIP counts as a 2 person package with
- 4-night stay at the Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa – conveniently located only a 5-minute walk from the Festival! (9/28–10/2)
- Same day re-entry privilege, Exclusive access to the Backstage Artist Guest Lounge with a full-service bar & a variety of complimentary food options
- (1) Limited Edition Ohana 2023 Poster autographed by Eddie Vedder
- (1) Vinyl Record of Eddie Vedder’s 3rd Studio Album, Earthling, autographed by Eddie Vedder
- (2) Limited Edition Collectible Keepsake Laminates, Ultimate VIP Concierge to assist with any of your festival needs
Some airport options to fly into are, LAX, John Wayne Airport, or San Diego International Airport. Some Hotel Options are Comfort Suites in San Clemente Beach, Hyatt Regency at John Wayne Airport in Newport Beach, and Hilton Garden Inn at the Irvine Spectrum in Lake Forest.
Ohana Festival was founded in 2016 by one of the performers this year, Eddie Vedder. Past performances consisted of Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes, Mumford & Sons, Stevie Nicks, and P!nk. A part of the festival’s earnings go to a number of foundations to help preserve our beaches including Doheny State Beach Foundation, the San Onofre Parks Foundation, Surfrider Foundation, South OC Chapter, WSL PURE, Unidos South OC, Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust, Rob Machado Foundation, Everytown Gun Control, Music Preserves, Sea Legacy, and more.