Travis Barker, 311, Sublime with Rome, Goldfinger, and more rock the inaugural Huntington Beach Bash
In it’s inaugural year The Back to the Beach Festival saw 30,000 in attendance
(Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29). Rresented by KROQ, blink-182’s Travis Barker and Goldfinger’s John “Feldy” Feldmann, the lineup consisted of great, up-beat artists such as ames in modern ska, punk and reggae, including 311, Sublime With Rome, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Goldfinger (featuring Travis Barker), Fishbone (original lineup), and The Aquabats.
The event also welcomed young children (10 and under for free with an accompanying adult), and provided a dedicated family-friendly area with a DJ, temporary tattoos, face painting, games, and more. Fans were witness to a handful of musical surprises and guest appearances over the weekend, including Travis Barker performing as Baron Von Tito with his original band The Aquabats, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore joining Save Ferris for “She Has A Girlfriend Now,” and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong making an appearance during The Interrupters’ set. Goldfinger’s energetic set featured Travis Barker on drums, a performance of Reel Big Fish’s “Sell Out,” which was led by Reel Big Fish vocalist Aaron Barrett, and during a cover of The Specials’ “Night Klub,” Goldfinger was joined by No Doubt’s Tony Kanal and Fishbone’s Angelo Moore. Additionally, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones invited a handful of Saturday’s artists on stage, including members of The Aquabats, Mad Caddies, and Big D & The Kids Table, to join them in performing their hit, “The Impression That I Get.”
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