The Foo Fighters made a number of announcements this week — including a tour and new album — but the announcement of a Dave Grohl-curated festival Cal Jam 17 lineup has us most excited.
Taking place October 7 in San Bernandino at the Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds, the festival will be headlined by the Foo Fighters. This is the most rock-heavy festival taking place on the west coast, and it’s all on one day.
Also playing the bill are Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Starcrawler, Pinky Pinky, White Reaper, Big Tony & Trouble Funk, and more.
Cal Jam initially took place in 1974 and was headlined by Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
There is also camping. The camping passes are for three days, even though the music happens just Saturday — minus Big Tony & Trouble Funk playing Friday for campers. The festival also features carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording school, and more.
Tickets to Cal Jam 17 go on sale Thursday, June 29 at 10 AM Pacific Time and one-day general admission are priced at $99.00 — a pretty solid deal if I say so myself. There are also RV parking passes at $259.00 and regular car camping at $169.00.
The Foo Fighters will release their ninth album Concrete and Gold on September 15, via Roswell/RCA. The lead single “Run” has been released, which you can watch below:
The closes the tour comes to Los Angeles is in Fresno on January 12, but we get the Cal Jam 17 festival — view the full lineup below. We cannot wait for this massive rock festival.