Ohana Festival makes its first-year debut with headliners Eddie Vedder and Lana Del Rey
Ohana Festival is coming to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA, on August 27-28. Headlining on Saturday, August 27, will be Eddie Vedder performing his solo act (away from his more regular frontman duties with Pearl Jam). Joining him on the Saturday lineup are Elvis Costello, Band of Horses, X, Mudhoney, White Reaper, Jack Irons, and Lily Meola; while Sunday night showcases Lana Del Rey in the headliner spot with City and Color, Cat Power, Corinne Bailey Rae, Ryan Bingham, Jonny Two Bags, and Wilderado taking slots earlier in the day.
Ohana will be donating a portion of the festival proceeds to the San Onofre Parks Foundation, whose mission is “to provide education, protection, and preservation for the California State Parks at San Onofre and San Clemente State Beaches.” Besides the monies from festival tickets, there is an additional fundraiser in the form of a luau on Friday, August 26, with donation packages ranging from $999 (one luau ticket, bar, and live entertainment by John Doe of X, “and more,” whatever or whoever that means) all the way up to $6,999 (three nights in an ocean view room at the Ritz Carlton, two luau tickets, John Doe and mystery entertainment act(s) and presumably schmoozing in a non-creepy way with the festival performers), welcome swag, two VIP festival tickets, transportation from hotel to venue, expedited entry, and that most important of all festival perks – private VIP bathrooms at the festival itself). See http://luau.theohanafest.com for luau ticket links and full details.
For the festival itself, tickets are quite reasonable – probably because it’s the first year and it’s two days and not three or four, as many festivals are. General Admission for a weekend two-day pass is $195, with single-day passes going for $99.50 – both are a bargain considering how many bands you can see, given that many bands these days charge $100 or more just for their own show. VIP packages, which include ticket, swag, laminate, expedited entry, lounge, and those oh-so-desirable private bathrooms, are priced by the day at $499 (so you need two tickets to cover both days in VIP, whereas there is a two-day GA price OR a per-day GA price). Prices listed are exclusive of fees.
Ohana is likely to sell out and is a great way to see a festival from the first year at a quite reasonable GA price – and you can say “Yeah, I was there” for the rest of your life! How many of us wish we could have been “early adopters” at the first years of Bonnaroo or Burning Man or Coachella or Lollapalooza? Ohana is your chance.
See http://www.theohanafest.com for links to ticket site and full information.