Goldenvoice has added yet another music festival to the calendar. The inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend lineup dropped and will be headlined by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers as well as Mumford & Sons.
The festival takes place June 24 and June 25 at the Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, Calif. The festival will feature three stages, with curated menus from LA’s celebrated restaurants and chefs, plus craft beer and wine. Free day parking will be available at the festival and access will be easy to Arroyo Seco Weekend via the Metro Gold Line.
General admission two-day passes will cost $225.00, with single-day tickets priced at $125.00. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 20 at 11 AM Pacific Time.
The bill also includes Alabama Shakes, Weezer, The Shins, The Meters, Dawes, LIVE, Fitz & The Tantrums, Andrew Bird, Broken Social Scene, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, and more!
There’s a lot of interesting bookings on this bill. The Shins were noticeably left off Coachella after reports had them pushing their album release to coincide with the April fest. Funk pioneers The Meters aren’t on any festival bills. ’90s rock reformation act LIVE are only playing a handful of festivals (including BottleRock Napa). Shit, they even booked Jeff Goldblum — as in THE Jeff Goldblum — as Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Goldblum famously plays gigs with this band at the Rockwell.
The last major festival to be held in Pasadena was Air + Style’s inaugural year back in 2015. The festival didn’t go off very well, as noise ordinances caused for the main stage to be very low volume, making Diplo’s set rough to hear. Headliner Kendrick Lamar walked off the stage after only a half hour because they wouldn’t turn up the sound for him. Publicists for Arroyo Seco Weekend assured me that the noise ordinance issues in Pasadena were addressed for their festival, which is awesome news.
Noticeably absent from this bill is any sort of electronic music. It’s all rock and folk rock, which is a nice change-of-pace from the current festival landscape.
View the full Arroyo Seco Weekend lineup below!