From the festival founders of California Roots, Northern California's premiere reggae-rock-hip hop festival, comes Dry Diggings: a Labor Day fest in Placerville, CA to partner with Cali Roots' Memorial Day in Monterey. After two successful years in NorCal, the 3rd Annual Dry Diggings Festival (August 31st – September 2nd 2018) has finally taken shape with first-round artists you simply can't miss.
Although a short list, Dry Diggings 3 is ready to rumble
Before we dive into the lineup, let's talk about what sets Dry Diggings apart from other fall fests. First off, it's reggae in the hilly refuge of Placerville, a quaint little spot due east of Sacramento. Second, Dry Diggings goes beyond music and art. A skateboarding competition took place last year within the festival grounds and, chances are, that same skate showdown is about to happen again! Mimosa mornings and beer tastings are scheduled throughout the weekend, featuring beer and spirits from local brewers. (Hey, no judgement on the morning libations – it's a holiday weekend, after all!) Top it all off with all ages fun, onsite camping, the best reggae music in the business, cornhole tournaments, beer pong tournaments, live art, vendor villages, craft beer, organic food and cannabis knowledge zones… well, you've got yourself one hell of a weekend.
Although a short list, Dry Diggings 3 is ready to rumble, proclaiming Rebelution headliner number one! Seems fitting, as Rebelution remains veteran headliners for Cali Roots year-over-year. At this point, what would a festival be without Rebelution attached to the bill? Also to make it on the first-round announcement are two more GRAMMY-nominees J Boog and Common Kings. Woah, Dry Diggings – three GRAMMY nods in one announcement? That's pretty noteworthy in itself. Now that Dry Diggings has reggae rock, island reggae and reggae-hip hop on the ballad, the EDM-reggae-rock-fusion of The Movement rounds out the equation and completes the 3rd Annual lineup… for the time being. Even though four bands hardly comes close to the full three-day rundown, you have to admit that Dry Diggings is off to an epic start.
Excited? We don't blame you. Luckily, tickets go on sale as of tomorrow March 16th at 10am, with three-day general admission and VIP packages to choose from. Stay tuned for more to be revealed, but if you are already in it to win it, might as well jump on the best bargain of early bird ticket deals while they last. Don't forget to purchase camping separately! For more information, visit www.drydiggingsfestival.com.