MUSIC NEWS- The inaugural KAABOO Del Mar experience is set to make an impact on the USA festival circuit with an initial line-up led by headliners No Doubt, The Killers and Zac Brown Band. Set for September 18-20, 2015 at the world-famous Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds in Del Mar (San Diego, CA). KAABOO Del Mar, presented in partnership with Mercedes Benz, will offer music lovers three days of performances on seven stages and six experiences: Humor Me, Palate, Indulgences, ArtworK, Encore, and Posh Nosh, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks.
The initial KAABOO Del Mar-curated musical line-up–encompassinga variety of performers appealing to a multi-generational audience; is as follows (as of February 23):
No Doubt; The Killers; Zac Brown Band; Snoop Dogg; Foster the People; Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals; Slightly Stoopid; Counting Crows; Young the Giant; The Roots; Spoon; Sheryl Crow; Grace Potter & the Nocturnals; Dirty Heads; O.A.R.; AWOLNATION; Rodrigo y Gabriela; Michael Franti & Spearhead; Brandi Carlile; Girl Talk; Big Gigantic; Griz; Tribal Seeds; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; OK Go; Cherub; Donavon Frankenreiter; Dawes; Los Lobos; X; Lucero; Lettuce; Ozomatli; Allen Stone; JJ Grey & Mofro; Old 97’s; J Roddy Walston & the Business; Justin Townes Earle; Delta Rae; Nahko & Medicine for the People; Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers; Minnie Driver; The White Panda; The Floozies; Goldfish; thenewno2; Stick Figure; The Revivalists; MarchFourth!; Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Fortunate Youth; Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers; Natural Vibrations; The Silent Comedy; Knox Hamilton; Orgone; Wheeland Brothers; The Apache Relay; Peter Matthew Bauer. The comedy bill includes: Joel McHale; Lewis Black; Chris D’elia; Anthony Jeselnik; Jeff Garlin; Tig Notaro; Tim Meadows; Iliza Schlesinger; Ron Funches; Hasan Minhaj.
Produced by HorsePower Entertainment, KAABOO Del Mar is a three-day experience of music, entertainment, visual art, and culinary exploration. Just steps away from the Pacific Ocean and situated within a few hours of all Southern California cities, KAABOO Del Mar is creating a weekend escape that will appeal to sophisticated concert-goers looking for a fully immersive experience. On the culinary side, KAABOO Del Mar will offer food and beverage choices beyond your typical festival fare. This enhanced approach will include pairings from local, high quality restaurants featuring celebrity and local chefs; wine selections from vineyards throughout California; craft beer from breweries in top markets including San Diego; craft distillers in various categories; mixologists; and more.
KAABOO Del Mar weekend passes are on sale now. Options include a limited number of GA weekend passes at $259, a VIP “Hang Five” weekend pass available at $699. All VIP passes include entry to a Thursday pre-event, invitation-only celebration with musical performances from Sheryl Crow and Ed Kowalcyzk (Live) and a Hang Ten VIP pass at $2499.00 per pass (includes all of the Hang Five VIP benefits), plus: complimentary food and beverages in designated areas, access to the KAABOO Artist Lounge and “Hang Ten” Lounge areas on the track in-field, complimentary valet parking, dedicated “Hang Ten” pre-event planning support and on-site concierge service.
In addition, $1 from each pass purchased will go to the “KINDNESS” charity program, created by KAABOO organizers benefitting four local charities. The funds raised will be divided equally among the charity partners for support of programs directly impacting the local San Diego community. When purchasing passes, guests will be given the option of donating additional funds, with KAABOO matching each donation, dollar for dollar. The “KINDNESS” partners include: Feeding America San Diego (feedingamericasd.org), San Diego Music Foundation (sandiegomusicfoundation.org), Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter (www.surfridersd.org) and Operation Amped (https://operationamped.com).