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Kaaboo Announces 2016 Music Lineup

Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith and Jack Johnson headline Kaaboo 2016 in September

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    NEWSLETTERS

    John Hancock
    The Kaaboo entertainment and arts festival returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in September.

    Hope you're ready for oodles of Kaaboodles -- because the full lineup for 2016's Kaaboo entertainment and arts fest was just announced, and it's a veritable smorgasbord of musicality.

    Yeah, that's right: a smorgasbord, complete with "Margaritaville" puns, compliments of headliner Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefers. Keying up the other headlining spots are rock & roll mammoths Aerosmith, pop punk gods Fall Out Boy and acoustic kingpin Jack Johnson. Ah, but let us not forget Lenny Kravitz, the Avett Brothers, Grouplove, Jason Isbell, Shakey Graves and Sugar -- what?! -- Sugar Ray, yoyeah, it’s a McGrath attack, baby.

    There's also going to be a late-night dance party for the 18+ crew, where DJs including the Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Ludacris, Matoma, Rac and Andrew Luce will be spinning into the wee hours of the morning.

    More than 60 bands in all (scope the lineup below) take to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Sept. 16-18 for the second iteration of Kaaboo, which debuted in 2015 to the tune of No Doubt, the Killers and the Zac Brown Band. 

    Though its debut was wildly successful ("Rolling Stone" named it one of the nation’s Top 5 fests last year), the Kaaboo powers that be are introducing a few changes, like moving the Grand View stage into the infield and the Palate Stage outside so that culinary programming can join in on the musical fun, too. Organizers promise to announce more upgrades come June, but the music and comedy bills [check out the comedy lineup here] are enough to satiate us for now -- and, apparently, for the next 10 years to come. In an effort to squash hella Kaaboo-boo rumors, the festival’s team has confirmed that Kaaboo has been granted a five-year contract at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, along with as many as five one-year extensions on top of that. Whew. That’s commitment enough to stave off any abandonment issues we’ve got (#baggage, bro).

    Of course, along with the music and laughs come great food and craft libations. Passes for the whole three-day “mix-perience” start at $249 (with lots of upgrade and payment-plan options) and are on sale now.

    2016 Kaaboo Music Lineup
    Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band
    Aerosmith
    Jack Johnson
    Fall Out Boy
    Lenny Kravitz
    Daryl Hall and John Oates
    The Avett Brothers
    OneRepublic
    The Chainsmokers
    Steve Aoki
    Goo Goo Dolls
    Grouplove
    Jason Isbell
    Third Eye Blind
    Capital Cities
    Flo Rida
    Gavin Degraw
    Echosmith
    Ludacris
    Cypress Hill
    Gregg Allman
    Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
    Steel Pulse
    Citizen Cope (solo/acoustic)
    St. Paul & the Broken Bones
    Collective Soul
    Shakey Graves
    Blues Traveler
    G. Love & Special Sauce
    The Struts
    Colvin and Earle
    Sugar Ray
    Shovels & Rope
    Gin Blossoms
    The Wild Feathers
    Matoma
    Rac
    Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
    The Green
    Donavon Frankenreiter
    Alo
    Rooney
    Dumpstaphunk
    The Mowgli’s
    Matt Costa
    Orianthi
    The Record Company
    American Aquarium
    The Aggrolites
    The Knocks
    Finish Ticket
    Steve Poltz
    Powers
    Judah & the Lion
    Bomba Estéreo
    Lawrence Taylor
    Bahari
    Frenship
    Emily Warren
    Future Thieves
    Lex
    Andrew Luce
    The Kickback
    Plus 15 emerging and local artists to be added

    Kaaboo takes place Sept. 16-18 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Tickets for the event are on sale now and start at $249 for a three-day pass. More details are available at kaaboodelmar.com.