The initial musical lineup has been announced for the Hawthorne Heights debut of California Is for Lovers festival on Saturday, August 26 at Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, CA. The SoCal event is part of a series of eight festivals hosted by Hawthorne Heights this summer and will feature 16 artists across two stages. California Is For Lovers will feature performances from fan-favorite artists including Alkaline Trio, Sleeping With Sirens, Bayside, Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Atreyu, Thursday, Touche Amore and more to be announced soon.
General and VIP tickets for Hawthorne Heights Presents California Is for Lovers are on sale now at www.isforloversfestival.com/california and https://brewhahaproductions.ticketspice.com/california-is-for-lovers Festival Tickets for All Ages Starts at $79 plus fees. The timing of the festival is from 12:00 to 22:00.
“It’s easy to pick Orange County, California as one of our favorite places in the entire world,” JT Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights told Is for Lover’s Stop in Southern California. OC For those of us who live in the Midwest, California epitomizes the culture of. Some of the biggest fans of any genre come from all over the world to another dimension, just to experience a punk/emo/hardcore grandeur in Orange County, and that’s why it is for lovers. Weather, people, culture and topography are what our festival is all about. We’re trying to transport your favorite memories of your favorite bands to our favorite places, and create a world where one you’ll never want to miss. It starts with top-tier artists, and we’re so excited to have such an incredible musical lineup in our first year of California Is for Lovers. As Hawthorne Heights we can only add to that music scene Trying to be curators and good stewards of the film that we have been a part of for almost two decades. Sleepless nights are gone when you see the smiles of people who grew up with this music and are now raising their children with it. We are planning a number of on-site activities that allow fans to have fun, help local charities and take a break from the stress in their lives. You can “MySpace Your Face” in the makeup tent as you step into our time capsule as you watch punks get drenched in dunk tanks while listening to the soundtrack that fills the wonderful Orange County landscape of your childhood. What may seem full of nostalgia is really just a snapshot of who you have become in 2023. See you in the park!
Festival producer Cameron Collins of Bru Ha Ha Productions said: “When JT and the guys from Hawthorne Heights arrived and we started talking about bringing Is For Lovers to California, we were so excited! It’s such a revolutionary concept And frankly, we’re honored to be a part of it. This lineup is incredible, and it’s great to see the care, attention and leadership the band has put into this brand.”
The Is For Lovers Festival incorporates local businesses and charities into each event, both through on-site food options and with a marketplace and activity area showcasing local makers and makers. There will be on-site activations designed to give fans a fun and unique way to enjoy their time in between watching their favorite artists. Is For Lovers will also feature a coffee stand, attached to a local coffee shop and partially run by the band.
California Is For Lovers is produced by Brew Ha Ha Productions (BHHP), producer of some of the country’s most successful and respected craft beers and music festivals. BHHP is known for its various award-winning music festivals and beer-focused events across the United States, including Punk in the Park; Punk in Drablik Craft Beer & Music Festival; Silverado Showdown; Punk in the Park; Tasty Taco Festival, craft beer and music; Driftwood Country Festival, Craft Beer & BBQ; The Bru Ha Ha, head of the BHHP; Bru hi ho in oc fair; Boo Ha Ha Haunted Oktoberfest and more. BHHP has produced over 160 festivals across the United States in a variety of genres including rock, punk rock, country, folk, reggae and more. A for-profit organization whose mission is to give back, BHHP has helped many non-profit organizations raise awareness and funds for other worthwhile causes.
Oak Canyon Park is located at 5305 E. Santiago Canyon Road in Silverado, CA, and is less than two hours from Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It’s just a short drive from John Wayne Airport in Irvine, CA. The park consists of 14 acres of grass next to a small lake, with several mature oak trees providing plenty of shade.