LIVE: 2016 SPF 94/9

The 2016 SPF 94/9 hit the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre on June 5, 2016, with Awolnation, Lucius, the Heavy, the Wombats, Jake Bugg, and more!

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FM 94/9’s annual SPF festival hit Oceanside on Sunday, June 5, with Awolnation (pictured), Jake Bugg, the Wombats, the Heavy, Lucius, Finish Ticket, and the Strumbrellas.
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Suffice to say, the Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre was straight bumpin’.
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Coming off killer Coachella 2016 sets, the Heavy was one of the day’s main draws.
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Always San Diego favorites, the Wombats brought their addictive UK alt-rock to the SPF masses.
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With their lead singers clad in lemon yellow, the electro-pop buzzband Lucius enchanted the crowd early on.
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Of course, our friends at FM 94/9 were on hand to introduce and emcee the event (radio hosts Chris Cantore and Steven Woods pictured, l-r).
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By day, it was an all-encompassing fest of food, drink and music -- and by night, it became the full-on party we’ve come to expect every year.
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Awolnation certainly didn’t disappoint. The whole crowd nearly lost their mind when the LA band started in on their massive radio hit, “Run.”
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The band, which is currently signed to Red Bull Records, released their latest record “Run” on March 17, 2015.
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During the show, they performed: “Run,” “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf),” “Thiskidsnotalright,” “Not Your Fault”…
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… “KOOKSEVERYWHERE!!!!,” “Kill Your Heroes,” “Woman Woman,” “All I Need,” “Burn It Down,” “I Am,” “Dreamers” and “Sail.”
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Jake Bugg was one of the fest’s top headliners. The indie-folk singer/songwriter hailing from Clifton, Nottingham, England has enjoyed several hits, including “Lightning Bolt,” “Country Song,” “A Song About Long” and “Me and You.”
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Bugg won the 2013 Q Award for Best New Act, as well as the 2015 NME Award for Best Solo Artist.
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The Wombats also hail from the UK, and they're always an upbeat crowd-pleaser.
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The Liverpudlian trio have sold more than 5 million albums worldwide, and their latest record, “Glitterbug,” has become their most successful to date.
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The Heavy, an indie-soul/funk band from Bath, England (we’re sensing a theme here), brought the infectious, hip-moving R&B to the North County stage.
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They caught mainstream attention with their 2009 single, “How You Like Me Now?” which was used in several film/ad/video game campaigns.
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They recently performed at both weekends of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, as well as SxSW, and Fuji Rock Festival.
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Fun fact: A variation of their song, “Same Ol’,” was used in the trailer for the Quentin Tarantino film, “The Hateful Eight.”
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Lucius is one of our new faves. Even though the five-piece band has been around since 2005, we only heard them recently – and subsequently fell in love.
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The Brooklyn, NYC-based band consists of Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Dan Molad, Peter Lalish, and Andrew Burri.
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Wolfe and Laessig met while attending the Berklee School of Music, and started singing under the name Lucius.
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They were hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as “the best band you may not have heard yet.” We can attest to that.
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The New York Times lauded their music as “luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies.” They’ve apparently got a thing for appropriately applied alliteration.
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