San Diego has sorely missed having a music festival of its own. While Anthology tried hard last year with Street Beat (which returns later this month), it just did not have the size of Street Scene, which played its swan song in 2009. So the anouncement earlier this month of the inaugural SoCal Music Festival is welcome by some -- possibly even by non-EDM fans -- even though, it, too, doesn't have the impact Street Scene once did.
With four stages of live entertainment, interactive art and extreme sports zones, SoCal Music Festival is sure to be the perfect end-of-summer party.
On Tuesday, SoCal Music Festival organizers revealed a partial lineup for the East Village event, which will feature major acts as well as some local favorites.
Among the acts announced Tuesday were Brazillian electro-house duo Felguk, NYC-based Electro-industrial-punk geniuses Designer Drugs and the Orange County breakthrough DJ duo Norin & Rad. San Diego-based artists performing include hip-hoppers Vokab Kompany, the indie-electro duo Hyena and indie rockers Family Wagon.
Thats not all; more acts will be announced in coming weeks, according to organizers, and two more special guests will be announced Friday and Monday.
The Sept. 1 festival will span five blocks, from Ninth Avenue to Park Boulevard. Tickets are on sale now, and the event is limited to those 21 and over.
Yes, all this without sweating it out in the desert.
Updated July 17: