San Diego's Upcoming Wonderfont Music & Arts Festival Unveils Initial Lineup

June 3, 2019

Following months of excitement and mystery since the announcement of the inaugural Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival, taking over downtown San Diego this November 22-24, the highly anticipated lineup has been released to the public. A Phase 2 unveiling of additional artists will take place later this summer to round out the exciting lineup.

Gracing the 7+ stages, which will be spread out across the downtown San Diego's waterfront, will be artists including Miguel, Slightly Stoopid, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, MGMT, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Jam, Busta Rhymes, Don Omar, Vince Staples, Tyga, Los Angeles Azules, Tucanes de Tijuana, Walk the Moon, Phantogram, X Ambassadors, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lil Dicky, Big Gigantic, Pennywise, and many more. Later this summer a couple big surprises will be announced to join the many great artists across the myriad of genres.

"Our goal with this lineup was to have it stacked from start to finish each day with great artists," said Wonderfront co-founder Paul Thornton. "It’s hard to really call any certain bands our so-called headliners as so many lines of bands on this festival are all headliners in their own right. We’ve had a tough time choosing between so many talented artists across the many genres into the finite number of stage slots available. We also wanted a great mix of artists across the time slots, so that not all the bigger names were just playing at the same later times. We really appreciate the artists that have worked with us to make that possible."

A true San Diego festival wouldn’t be complete without some Punk Rock thrown into the mix. With the inclusion of Tony Hawk’s Huckjam Stage, Wonderfront will present Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, X, Vandals, and DJ Z-Trip. These are some of the most quintessential bands to be performing next to Tony Hawk’s HuckJam Ramp where Tony and some of the best pro skaters in the world will be performing tricks.

"I’m excited to bring back the Huckjam format (choreographed and freestyle skating with live music) after 10 years of hiatus, and there is no better place for it than my hometown," commented San Diego native, pro skateboard legend and Wonderfront partner Tony Hawk. "I’m proud to be involved with Wonderfront, and it’s been a blast helping handpick the legendary punk bands for our stage."

Rob Machado and Trevor Hoffman, who, like Tony Hawk, became involved in the festival early on as investors and ambassadors are thrilled with the caliber of the lineup and the mindful approach that was taken to get it to where it is today.

"It’s exciting to be part of the Wonderfront Festival," said professional surfer and Wonderfront Festival Partner Rob Machado. "I played Street Scene back in the day and I thought it was so cool to have a festival in downtown SD. And now it’s back!! Such an amazing group of people have come together to make this happen and it’s going to be epic. Honored to be included with Trevor and Tony as an ambassador. Stoked to have the Rob Machado foundation as a partner providing free refill stations for all festival guests. It’s going to be a really good time. Can’t wait."

Tickets to Wonderfront will go on sale to the general public on Friday June 14, starting 10am. For those who subscribe to the WonderLIST, they will have access to pre-sale Early Bird discount opportunities starting June 7, as well as hotel room discounts. For more information including the full festival lineup release, visit