The Ohana Festival makes its 4th annual appearance at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point for a 3-day all ages music experience with an immersion of the beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Taking place from September 27, 28, & 29, the festival features a solid line-up featuring The Strokes, Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Jenny Lewis, and more.
In addition to offering a full day of beach bliss, rain or shine, Ohana will donate a portion of proceeds to the San Onofre Parks Foundation*, a California non-profit that cooperatively works with the California State Parks to develop, preserve and enhance the recreation and experience of California’s unique and beautiful coastal parks.
Tickets go on sale, Friday March 8th at 10 a.m. PST and a limited number of VIP passes will also be available. Craft beer, wine, signature cocktails, as well as artisan food options from local restaurants and food trucks will be available all day long, and children under 5 and under are free with paid admission (collapsible strollers, 1 per child with you, are permitted).
Since ticket prices aren’t posted as of yet, here is everything you need to know before hand to have a general idea:
Sept 27 – The Strokes | Tash Sultana | LP | Devendra Banhart | White Reaper | Sunflower Bean | Dustin Kensrue | Jesse Jo Stark | L.A. Witch | Fontaines D.C.
Sept 28 – Eddie Vedder | Incubus | Glen Hansard | Mudhoney | Donavon Frankenreiter | Benjamin Booker | Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers | The Messthetics | Madison Ryann Ward | Paul Cauthen | Erin Rae | Jonny Roundhouse
Sept 29 – Red Hot Chili Peppers | Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats | Jenny Lewis | Jacob Banks | Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real | Poolside | Mt. Joy | Lewis Capaldi | Las Cafeteras | Jack Irons | Henry Jamison | John Craigie | Gretta Ray
Carts over $120 are available for the layaway plan, which one will assume that single day passes will be $120. Upon check out, there will be an option to Pay in Full or select the Layaway Plan. According to their website, there will be a $10 layaway convenience fee added to the first payment. Default on payments will result in cancellation and a $20 fee as well.
For layaway at checkout, you will put 25% (plus all ticketing service charges and fees) down now, with the rest of the payments due on the following dates:
- 25% due on June 17, 2019
- 25% due on July 15, 2019
- 25% due on August 15, 2019
Last year’s festival had prices set at single-day general admission passes at $99.75; Weekend general admission passes $275; Single-day VIP passes $499; VIP weekend passes are $1,200.
Some circulation on the Ohana Fest’s Facebook had the community assuming $129 for one day (which wouldn’t make sense since that means every ticket can be put on layaway) and $350 for a weekend pass, which is a good ball-park based on 2018’s prices. While ticket marketplace, Vivid Seats, is advertising $320 for a 3-day GA pass to $928. We assume those are the pre-sale buyers?
Ohana Music Festival VIP Passes
The VIP ticketing option includes 1-day festival entry, VIP Lounge admission with expedited festival entry, a VIP laminate and access to the Ohana VIP Lounge, inclusive of a hosted cocktail bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres (while supplies last), comfortable lounge seating with shaded areas, cabanas to hang out and relax in, private restrooms and a dedicated cash bar. Attendees must be 21+ to get into the VIP Lounge.
*A portion of the proceeds from OHANA will benefit the San Onofre Parks Foundation and the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA). A full list of OHANA participating charities is as follows: California Department of Parks and Recreation; California Coastal Commission; Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association; Drop in the Bucket; Parley for the Oceans; Rob Machado Foundation; San Onofre Parks; SHACC – Surfing Heritage & Culture Center; Sea Legacy; Surfrider Foundation, South OC Chapter; Waves for Water; WSL PURE; and Wyland Foundation.