SAN DIEGO BAYFEST 2021 ANNOUNCES LINEUP AND NEW VENUE 

DIRTY HEADS, SUBLIME WITH ROME, FORTUNATE YOUTH, KBONG AND DENM PACK A HEAVY REGGAE LINEUP WITH STRONG SOCAL ROOTS. 

SATURDAY JULY 10TH, 2021 AT WATERFRONT PARK, SAN DIEGO 

(SAN DIEGO, CA) — Three former Oysterfest organizers have teamed up to create a San Diego legacy music festival at the scenic Waterfront Park. San Diego Bayfest focuses on a strong musical lineup while exemplifying the finest local food and libations. 

On Saturday, July 10th from 12pm to 10pm, San Diego Bayfest will be the first reggae-based music festival lineup to play in San Diego since the Pandemic began which includes: Dirty Heads, Sublime with Rome, Fortunate Youth, KBong and Denm. As is tradition, all the music takes place on one stage, so you don’t have to choose which artist you want to see with San Diego’s finest DJs playing in between sets. 

The goal of Bayfest is to break down what works in San Diego and stick with it. At the festival aside from high energy musical performances you will find local food vendors including Taco Stands, local bartenders pouring Craft Beer and Craft Cocktails as well as an assortment of local crafts and vending booths.

Tickets for Bayfest 2021 go on sale Friday, April 30th at 10am. Tickets are $42.50 for General Admission and $242.50 for VIP and can be purchased here:

San Diego Bayfest Tickets

Dirty Heads – Huntington Beach’s Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae, and rock along with that laid-back South Cali attitude. Dirty J, Duddy B and the boys are ready to come out of quarantine and rock a show!

Sublime with Rome – Originating from Long Beach, Sublime was the pioneer for the West Coast Reggae music scene back in the 90’s who wrote the sound track for many beach communities in California. The band reformed and hit the road in 2009 with Rome Ramirez taking over for the late and great Bradley Knowell. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Sublime self titled album that catapulted them to the mainstream.

Fortunate Youth – Coming down from their home town of Hermosa Beach, California, Fortunate Youth keeps San Diego on its tour map. From the soulful bellowing of frontman Dan Kelly to the driving rhythms of drummer Gonzo Gonzalez no West Coast Reggae music festival line up would be complete without the support of Fortunate Youth.

KBong – Originally from Hawaii and now residing in San Diego for over 10 years, Kevin “KBong” Bong can be seen anywhere from a live venue to Petco Park where he enjoys watching his Padres play. His music mixes the island vibes with the West Coast Reggae sound that keeps people’s feet moving and the energy grooving. KB also plays keyboards and back up vocals for the awesome band Stick Figure who’s band mates typically show up for his San Diego shows.

DENM – Denm has hung his hat all over California but he spent most of his childhood in San Diego. This man is the complete package with the ability to produce his own music, sing his own hooks and a voracious work ethic that will surely lead to a successful and long lasting music career. Don’t miss his set, you’ll regret it in a few years.

DJs set provided by Sleeping Giant Music – You cannot have a conversation about the DJ scene in San Diego without talking about this city’s premier talent agency, Sleeping Giant Music. SGM booked the Djs who will keep the vibe flowing during set changes with sets by ScooterTribe of King’s DJ UniteWho and GreenT.

We all have spent the last year in a bizarro world and now is the time to get out, breathe the fresh air and enjoy live music together, safely. Someone has to be the first Music Festival in San Diego to step up. Who better than three of San Diego’s finest event producers? We couldn’t be more proud of the bands, Djs, vendors alongside the County and City staff who have stepped up to stand with us as we roll out another Bayfest in 2021.

“I mean seriously, look at this bill. If it was a burrito, it wouldn’t need any hot sauce because it is FIRE!!!” – Mikey “Beats” Beltran, Bayfest Founding Partner

More information can be found on: SanDiegoBayFest.com FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

For inquiries please contact us at: [email protected]