21 music festivals coming to Southern California in 2022 – San Bernardino Sun

Though we’re more than halfway through 2022, there are still a ton of live events scheduled through the end of the year.

We’ve already survived and thrived at festivals like the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and its country sister event, Stagecoach, in Indio, as well as Boots in the Park in Norco and the inaugural alt-country Palomino Festival, the ’80s-infused Cruel World Festival and the indie rock Just Like Heaven Festival, which all took over Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

There’s so much more to come with themed festivals like the Eddie Vedder-curated beachside Ohana Festival in Dana Point; Insomniac Events’ immersive Nocturnal Wonderland EDM festival in San Bernardino; Desert Daze is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a psychedelic rock show out Moreno Beach at Lake Perris; Tailgate Festival in Fontana brings country music and a party right to the bed of your truck; and the multi-genre Wonderfront Festival will take over venues, parks and even boats all along the downtown San Diego waterfront.

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Since dates, times and artists are subject to change and each event has its own health and safety protocols and bag policies, check the official festival websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information before you go.

Here are all of the major music festivals coming to Southern California this year:


Splash House

The Goldenvoice Splash House daytime pool parties will take place across three resorts in Palm Springs and feature dance music acts like John Summit, Dombresky, Polo & Pan (DJ set), PNAU, Jungle (DJ set), Elderbrook, Mindchatter, Phantoms (DJ set) and more. There are also after-hours parties at the nearby Air Museum that will feature sets by Claude VonSTroke, SG Lewis and other special guests.

When: Various times; Aug. 12-14 and 19-21

Where: The Saguaro, 1800 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; Margaritaville Resort, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; The Renaissance, 888 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs; Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs.

Tickets and more info: General admission passes are $159-$219; combo passes that include the after party are $199-$264; after-hours only passes are $60-$80 general admission and $100 VIP; Tables, daybeds and cabanas are $150-$300 to reserve. Guests must be 21-and-older. splashhouse.com.

Long Beach Jazz Festival 

The 33rd annual three-day fest, located on the grassy waterfront park in Long Beach, boasts a lineup of classic R&B performers, Latin artists and traditional jazz musicians. Performers include Robert Glasper and Justin-Lee Shultz on Friday; Ledisi, AWB and Gerald Albright on Saturday; Sergio Mendes, Damien Escobar and Eric Darius on Sunday.

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 12 and 1 p.m. Aug. 13-14

Where: Rainbow Lagoon, 400 E. Shoreline Drive, Long Beach

Tickets and more info: $75-$275 at longbeachjazzfestival.com.

Tailgate Festival

This is a country music festival where fans can party and enjoy the show from the pit – or their own tailgates. Jake Owen, Eli Young Band, Lanco and more will perform  Aug. 13. Billy Currington, Chris Janson, Blanco Brown and more will take the stage on Aug. 14. Other festival activities include an Extreme Cornhole Championship and two-step dancing in the Honky Tonk. There’s also a VIP pool party area with cabanas, volleyball and beer pong.

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 13-14

Where: Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana

Tickets and more info: General admission is $89-$99; VIP admission is $179-$399. Various tailgate packages that include a parking spot are $199-$599 for general admission; $399-$749 for VIP; $799-$1,529 for Ultimate VIP. On-site camping options range from $175-$1,500. All tickets and packages are available at latailgatefest.com.

Flannel Nation 

A total ’90s nostalgia fest will take over San Pedro with sets by Sugar Ray, Everclear, Soul Asylum, Candlebox, Filter, Cracker, Fastball, Sponge, Starzero and X Wire. Various food, beverage and merchandise vendors will also be on site.

When: 11 a.m. Aug. 13

Where: Port of Los Angeles, 3011 Miner Street, San Pedro

Tickets and more info: $65 general admission; $150 VIP; $2,000 VIP Cabana with 10 VIP tickets; $25 Parking. Ticketweb.com.

Head in the Clouds

The two-day Head in the Clouds Festival will celebrate Asian artists and music with performances by Jackson Wang, Niki, Rich Brian, Yebi Labs (Joji DJ set), BiBi, Jay Park, Chung Ha and others. The eclectic 626 Night Market will serve as food and beverage curator for the festival and will bring in vendors like All Dat Dim Sum, Bang Bang Boodles, Shake Ramen, Tao’s Bao, Waffleland and more.

When: 2-11 p.m. Aug. 20 and 2-10 p.m. Aug. 21

Where: Brookside at the Rose Bowl, 1133 Rosemont Ave, Pasadena in Pasadena

Tickets and more info: General admission passes are $249; VIP passes are $405; VIP South Bay Surf Club passes are $750. la.hitcfestival.com.

Freestyle Festival

Freestyle Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with performances by Berlin, Lisa Lisa, Taylor Dayne, Tiffany, Expose, Soul II Soul, The Cover Girls and more.

When: 1 p.m. Aug. 20

Where: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

Tickets and more info: $99-$249 at freestylefestival.com.

This Ain’t No Picnic

Goldenvoice revives its This Ain’t No Picnic Festival, which originally featured indie and alternative acts and took place in Orange County in the late ’90s and early ’00s. The fest returns for two days in Pasadena and will feature sets by The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Le Tigre, Beach House, Mac DeMarco, Descendents, Idles, Mike Watt, Phoebe Bridgers and more.

When: Noon-11 p.m. Aug. 27-28

Where: Brookside at the Rose Bowl, 1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena

Tickets and more info: General admission passes are $159-$324; VIP passes are $449-$1,199. Parking is $25-$120. thisaintnopicnic.com.


Same Same But Different Festival

A three-day waterfront music, art and wellness experience that will feature live performances by Chromeo, Tipper with Funktion One Audio, Vulfpeck, The Glitch Mob, Washed Out, Poolside, The Polish Ambassador, Moon Boots and more.

When: Sept. 9-11

Where: Moreno Beach at Lake Perris State Park, 18095 Lake Perris Drive, Perris

Tickets and more info: Three-day general admission passes are $315; Three-day VIP passes are $520; Car camping passes are $155-$355; RV passes are $165-$395; Shuttle passes are $45-$99. ssbdfest.com.

Boots in the Park

Activated Events presents its Boots in the Park country music festival series with Tim McGraw, Chris Lane, Jameson Rodgers, Frank Ray and Seaforth in San Diego.

When: 1 p.m. Sept. 10

Where: Waterfront Park, 1600 Park Highway, San Diego

Tickets and more info: $129 general admission; $349 VIP admission. This event is for guests 21-and-over only. bootsinthepark.com.

BeachLife Ranch

The three-day country and Americana sister fest of The BeachLife Festival will include performances by The Lumineers, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Dierks Bentley, Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Wilco, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and more.

When: 1-10:30 p.m. Sept. 16; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sept. 17; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 18

Where: BeachLife Ranch, 137 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach

Tickets and more info: General admission passes are $139-$379; VIP passes are $319-$2,999. beachliferanch.com.

Primavera Sound Los Angeles

Primavera Sound Los Angeles is the United States debut of Primavera Sound, a Spanish festival that’s been based in Barcelona since 2001. It will feature headlining sets by Lorde, Nine Inch Nails and Arctic Monkeys. Other performers include Cigarettes After Sex, Girl in Red, Bicep, Khruangbin, Clairo, Darkside, Giveon and many more.

When: Sept. 16-18

Where: Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles

Tickets and more info: General admission passes are $149-$425; VIP passes are $379-$975. VIP passes are available to those 21-and-older only. primaverasound.com.

Nocturnal Wonderland 

Play inside Insomniac Events’ magical two-day Nocturnal Wonderland, which is filled with vibrant sights and sounds, curious creatures, art installations and three uniquely themed stages. The electronic lineup includes sets by Adventure Club, Liquid Stranger, Dillon Francis, Boombox Cartel, Armand Van Helden, Effin, Jack Beats and more.

When: 3 p.m.-Midnight Sept. 17-18

Where: Glen Helen Regional Park, 2555 Glen Helen Parkway, San Bernardino

Tickets and more info: General admission passes are $79.99-$149. On-site camping is sold out. This event is for those 18-and-older only. nocturnalwonderland.com.

Ohana Festival

A three-day festival on the beach curated by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. Stevie Nicks will headline on Friday, Vedder on Saturday and Pink will close out the event on Sunday. Other performers include Jack White, Billy Strings, Khruangbin, Brittany Howard, St. Vincent and Dermot Kennedy. The two-day Ohana Encore Weekend, scheduled for Oct. 8-9 has been canceled.

When: 12 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Where: Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point

Tickets and more info: General admission passes are $159-$350; VIP passes are $499-$9,950. Shuttle passes are $13-$33. ohanafest.com.

Desert Daze

The three-day waterside music and festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will feature performances by Tame Impala performing its album “Lonerism” in its entirety, as well as sets by Iggy Pop, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Chicano Batman, The Marias, Sky Ferreira, BadBadNotGood, Mild High Club and more. There will also be guest panels, screenings, large and interactive art installations and several special events for those in the campground.

When: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Where: Moreno Beach at Lake Perris State Recreation Area, 17801 Lake Perris Drive, Perris

Tickets and more info: Weekend admission is $399-$1,999. Camping passes are $99-$379; RV and tent rentals are available; Weekend parking passes are $125-$250. desertdaze.com.


Joshua Tree Music Festival

A family-friendly music and arts festival in the Mojave desert that also features wellness workshops and yoga. Performers include Ibibio Sound Machine, Ghost Note, Brass Against, Smoked Out Soul, Fémina, Year of the Crow, Trevor Green and many others.

When: 5 p.m.-Midnight Oct. 6; 10 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Oct. 7-8; 10 a.m.-Midnight Oct. 9

Where: Joshua Tree Lake Campground, 2780 Sunfair Road, Joshua Tree

Tickets and more info: Single-day tickets are $40-$90; Four-day tickets are $75-$110 for kids and $225-$300 for adults. Camping passes are $95-$155; On-site parking is $15-$25. joshuatreemusicfestival.com.

Knotfest Roadshow 

A traveling mini version of the metal band Slipknot’s Knotfest is coming to Irvine featuring Slipknot, Ice Nine Kills, Clown the Empire and a whole lot of debauchery.

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7

Where: FivePoint Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine

Tickets and more info: $36-$245.50. LiveNation.com.

Outlaw Music Festival

A Willie Nelson & Family-curated festival road show that wraps up in Irvine and includes performances by Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Black Pumas, Larkin Poe and Particle Kid. There will also be an Outlaw Vendor Village, games, food trucks and more.

When: 4 p.m. Oct. 16

Where: FivePoint Amphitheatre, 14800 Chinon, Irvine

Tickets and more info: $29.50-$129.50. LiveNation.com.


The inaugural two-day Nickelodeon NickFest is a family-friendly festival that will include performances by Monsta X, The Kid Laroi, Baebadoobee, Carly Jordan, Alec Benjamin, Joshua Bassett and more. There will also be Nickelodeon costumed characters and stars on site, lots of games, photo ops and, of course, lots of slime.

When: Noon-8 p.m. Oct. 22-23

Where: Rose Bowl Stadium,1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena

Tickets and more information: Single-day general admission is $115-$220; Two-day admission is $175-$360. nickfest.com.

Escape Halloween 

Escape into a world of freaks, ghouls, ghosts and other monsters in the scary-immersive Halloween-themed EDM festival courtesy of Insomniac Events. Though the lineup has yet to be announced, tickets are on sale and the acts will perform on spooky-themed stages including The Grimm, Psycho Circus, Sanitarium and Sewer District.

When: Oct. 28-29

Where: NOS Events Center, 689 S. E Street, San Bernardino

Tickets and more info: General admission is $179.95-$259.95; VIP is $329.95; Shuttle passes are $35. escapehalloween.com.


Punk in the Park

An all-ages, two-day punk rock festival in the park with two stages and craft beer tastings from regional breweries for those 21-and-older. Performers include Bad Religion, Face to Face, Dead Kennedys, The Adolescents, Dropkick Murphys, The Bouncing Souls, The Murder City Devils, Anti-Flag and more.

When: 12 p.m. Nov. 5-6

Where: Oak Canyon Park, 5305 E. Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado

Tickets and more info: Single-day admission is $50-$135; Weekend admission is $90-$250. Kids 10-and-under are admitted free with paid adult; Parking is $20 cash only. punkinthepark.com.

Wonderfront Music Festival

Over 80 artists will perform across seven stages in three days all along the waterfront in downtown San Diego. Performers include Zac Brown Band, Young the Giant, Kings of Leon, G-Eazy, Lauren Daigle, Gwen Stefani, Cage the Elephant, Big Boi and many more.

When: 2:30-10 p.m. Nov. 18; Noon-10 p.m. Nov. 19-20

Where: Various downtown San Diego Waterfront including Embarcadero Marina Park North, Seaport Village, Ruocco Park and Broadway Port Pier.

Tickets and more info: Single-day passes are $139-$499; Two-day passes are $265-$999; Three-day passes are $359-$1,399. wonderfrontfestival.com.

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