Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018 lineup includes Jeff Goldblum Kings of Leon, The Pretenders, and The Specials also set to play the California festival.
They’ll be joined by a few dozen other acts including Alanis Morissette, Pharoah Sanders, Margo Price, Los Lobos, Belle and Sebastian, Kamasi Washington, the Pretenders, the Bangles and Irma Thomas.
The concerts are scheduled for June 23 and 24 on the grounds of Brookside Golf Course by the Rose Bowl. Those who attended last year can expect some changes, including a new stage set-up with wider footprints, an expanded VIP section and a new top-tier, $999 “Weekend Clubhouse VIP” package.
With a notably varied roster of veteran artists, the festival, which is produced by Southern California concert powerhouse Goldenvoice (Coachella, Stagecoach, FYF and others), is further defining itself as a destination for hardened rock acts. Last year’s inaugural event starred Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, and Dawes, among others.
Arroyo Seco founder Nic Adler said earlier this week he’s glad to get the lineup announced partly so that friends and family stop bugging him about whether he signed Jack White to play. After White earlier this year announced dates for his first major tour since 2015 but didn’t have anything listed closer than San Diego or Las Vegas, people started to speculate, he said. “They’d say, ‘Are they playing Arroyo Seco?’ and I’m like, ‘Ahh, I don’t know,’” Adler said.
Also playing are Kamasi Washington, Seu Jorge, Margo Price, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Gary Clark Jr., Third Eye Blind, Violent Femmes, Shakey Graves, The Bangles, The Revolution, Gomez, Fantastic Negrito, and Margaret Glaspy.
Arroyo Seco Weekend takes place at Brookside Park near the Rose Bowl Stadium. General admission and VIP passes go on sale Friday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m. PST. You can also grab them via StubHub.
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