The Back To The Beach Festival returned to Huntington Beach on the last weekend in April. Huntington Beach State Park became the destination for beach lovers and friends of ska und punk music on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Back to the Beach was a paradise for people of all ages but mostly a highlight for families with small children.
The Kids Zone was an exclusive area only for kids and their parents. The kids area offered hula-hoop, painting and picture opportunities with mermaids. There was also a stage, where the young band The Twits performed daily. Admission for the children of the age of 10 and under was also free with paid adult admission. And children were also part of the performances of the musical acts. The Aquabats brought children on stage and John Feldman (Goldfinger) introduced his daughter to the crowd. Also the singer of the Wonder Years gave a shout out to his young sister, who saw him perform for the first time at Back To The Beach.
The diverse food stands had something to offer for everyone’s taste which included vegan tacos, buffalo cauliflower or the surfer favourite: Acai Bowls. In addition also the kids’ favourites Pizza and Mac & Cheese were on the menu.
Festival goers also could get their hair done. They had the option to get their hair braided with colorful extensions or to get their hair twirled into dreads. Attendees could feel like a rockstar at the Ernie Ball booth and try out diverse electric guitars themselves.
Many festival goers enjoyed one of the many shaded areas around the festival grounds and watched the performances of the bands.
Others preferred the Rockstar Energy Lounge from where they could also enjoy the performances of the musical acts while enjoying and trying out new Rockstar Energy Drinks.
The musical lineup included on Saturday Blink 182, Goldfinger, with guests Nick Hexum (311), Rome Ramirez (Sublime with Rome), Joey Bradford (The Used) and Monique Powell(Save Ferris), Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, Save Ferris, The English Beat and The Drowns. On Sunday performances included The Used, The Story So Far, Anthony Green, who brought out John Feldman and Travis Barker, The Wonder Years, Less Than Jake, Story Of The Year, Teenage Wrist and Lowlives.
Here are the pictures of the musical lineup.