Now in its third year, Del Mar’s KAABOO music festival has upped the ante and proves to be southern California’s go-to event for music, art, comedy, food and tons of entertainment. Set out to be a different type of festival, founder Bryan Gordon has created the perfect getaway for basking in the sun while taking in some audio rays creating a unique experience with top-notch hospitality and fun for all ages. With headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, the weekend also included Muse, Weezer, Jane’s Addiction and Ice Cube. The smaller side stage (Tourmaline) included Lost Beach, Luna Aura, Ages and Ages, Moonsville Collective and The Last Internationale.
The wide array of art installations covered the Del Mar Fairgrounds with PALATE being the hub for those looking for a refreshing beverage or a quick delicacy. Artists from across the globe included Cae Maclaim (Germany), Frank & Mimi (Australia), Pichiavo (Spain), Paola Delfin (Mexico City) and Bicicleta Sem Freio (Brazil). Local San Diego talent included Gloria Muriel, Alex Benach and Spenser Little with Los Angeles and Northern Bay Area artists in the mix. The Humor Me tent had all the laughs with comedians Norm MacDonald, Arsenio Hall, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford and David Spade. The envigorating eats were catered by Los Angeles and San Diego eateries such as The Dirty Cookie (Dessert), Puesto (Mexican), Wicked Main Lobster (Seafood), Buddharito (Sushi) and Davanti Enoteca (Italian) to name a few.
This year, KAABOO set the bar so high that they themselves will have to raise it the following year. With more and more attendees clamoring their way to this festival, KAABOO is the ultimate destination for a complete sensory experience complete with non-stop entertainment for those looking for just a bit more from their music festival. We cannot wait for what more KAABOO will offer in the coming year.