The Ohana Festival is the three-day music festival curated by Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder, and the 2019 edition was unveiled on Monday.
— The Ohana Fest (@TheOhanaFest) March 4, 2019
Set for Sept. 27 – 29 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, this year’s Ohana Festival features the following acts spread across its three days:
The Strokes, Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tash Sultana, Incubus, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, LP, Glen Hansard, Jenny Lewis, Devendra Banhart, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real, Benjamin Booker, Fontaines D.C., Madison Ryann Ward, Jacob Banks, Las Cafeteras, White Reaper, Mudhoney, Sunflower Bean, Poolside, Dustin Kensrue, Mt. Joy, The Messthetics, Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, Lewis Capaldi, Jesse Jo Stark, Paul Cauthen, Jack Irons, Henry Jamison, L.A. Witch, Erin Rae, Jonny Roundhouse, John Craigie, and Gretta Ray.
More details on Ohana:
Now in its fourth consecutive year, OHANA has become known for its unexpected collaborations. Last year (2018), Vedder showed up throughout the festival joining the John Doe Folk Trio (X’s “The New World”) on Friday, Johnny Marr (The Smiths’ “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”) on Saturday and closing out the weekend by appearing with Mumford & Sons on Sunday for a rocking version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” In addition, during his Saturday headlining set, Vedder was joined by Liz Phair on Pearl Jam’s “Better Man”; later in the set he was accompanied musically and vocally by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Scott Thurston on three songs (“Wildflowers,” “Room At The Top,” and “I Won’t Back Down”) in tribute to his friend.
As VEDDER explained in a Q&A in advance of last year’s event, “It’s been a true honor to work with the community and organizers to create a stimulating vibe and uplifting atmosphere for the great crowds and incredible musicians who come out to play in the park. To have the Pixies, X, Mudhoney, Jack Johnson, etc., etc, etc. play your festival has been so satisfying. Far beyond our initial vision for it all.
As you’d imagine with Vedder calling the shots, Ohana has a very charitable, philanthropic goal:
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.
For more details, visit the Ohana Festival’s official site — where tickets will go on sale Friday, March 8.