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Back to the Beach Festival 2021

“We’re going BACK TO THE BEACH!” The Back to the Beach Festival is two days in the sand next to the Pacific Ocean in the heart of Huntington Beach. The event features an array of the best third-wave ska bands from years’ past and the years to come. Blink-182, Streetlight Manifesto, and the Aquabats represent the kind of bands you’ll see at the beautiful California festival. It’s a family friendly event with plenty of amazing food, drinks, and local art.Read More ...

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  1. Reliving the Golden Era of Punk and Ska

    It was no accident that Huntington Beach ended up as the final location for the Back to the Beach Festival. The broader locale of Orange County is the birthplace of many beloved bands from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and early 2000s. Third-wave ska and punk represent so much of Huntington Beach’s history, and the festival has resurrected much of that past. It’s not so bad that attendees get great views of the Pacific Ocean throughout the event grounds as well.

    The bands who perform are well loved by the music fans who regularly attend Back to the Beach. Reel Big Fish, Less than Jake, the Used, and Story of the Year are a few of the notable performers to have made an appearance. Often times the artists treat audiences to special collaboration performances where incredible, spontaneous jam sessions occur on stage. One year, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and John Feldman teamed up for an exciting display of fun and talent.

    There are also all of the fun normal beach activities available for attendees. Bring a blanket and relax seaside. Kids will have fun too. Children under ten get in for free, and they have access to the “Lil’ Punk Kidzone” which is an all-inclusive area for kids with healthy foods options. In between sets, explore the surrounding area whether to shop, have coffee, or grab a bite to eat.

    Get Your Tickets to Back to the Beach

    The Back to the Beach Festival is a curated event for a specialty genre group featuring punk, ska, and reggae bands. The event is made incredibly likable for fans of all music by being family friendly and laid back. It’s an opportunity to relax and explore the alternative music world. There are general admission and VIP passes sold for the whole duration or for a single day. There are also additional package options. You can buy “Travis Barker Meet & Greet” passes and cabana admissions. To explore ticket options for your favorite events, make sure to visit SeatRetriever. SeatRetriever helps you get the best deals on last-second tickets to events all over the world.

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    Leave your cooler at home – there are a wide variety of food and beverage options available at Back to the Beach. They proudly feature food options for vegans, vegetarians, and the pickiest of eaters. Craft beers and cocktails are also a staple of the event. You’ll find beers from many of California’s breweries.

    Even though the festival is on the beach, there is more-than-adequate ADA accessibility. There are accessible viewing areas, paths over the sand, designated restrooms, and many other features to make Back to the Beach comfortable. Guests can stop at the Access Center, just inside the entrance, for all accessibility needs.

    There is plenty of onsite and nearby parking, but parking accommodations change year to year. Make sure to read up on the current year’s parking and shuttle transportation plans. The team behind the event partners with local hotels each year to offer special low rates for festival attendees. When at the event, there are lockers for rent so you can drop your stuff for a fully freeing experience. It’s encouraged that you bring low back beach chairs, empty water bottles, clear bags, blankets, and beach towels, a non-professional camera, chapstick, and sunblock.

    Punk, Ska, and Reggae in One Place

    Dance, rock, and headbang away to the best third wave ska and punk music has to offer. The Back to the Beach Festival features historically important artists who have gathered to curate a family-friendly event. It’s laid back, affordable, and fun. Round up your partner and kids, and get your tickets at SeatRetriever today.


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