Travis Barker, 311, Sublime with Rome, Goldfinger, and more rock the inaugural Huntington Beach Bash

Photo by DRONEGEAR / KAPture Digital Media

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.”

Goldfinger (featuring Travis Barker) and special guests | Photo by Daniel Rojas

The Aquabats | Photo by Daniel Rojas

311 backstage

Angelo Moore of Fishbone with Save Ferris | Photo by Daniel Rojas

Goldfinger (featuring Travis Baker) | Photo by Daniel Rojas

Photos by Lizzy Gonzalez

Photo by Lizzy Gonzalez

Photo by Lizzy Gonzalez

John Feldmann of Goldfinger in crowd | Photo by Wombat


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