Darker Waves are washing over Huntington Beach this fall

Darker Waves are washing over Huntington Beach this fall

Dive into the depths of the darkwave music scene of the 80s, 90s, and beyond as Darker Waves Music Festival washes over Huntington Beach, California this fall. The inaugural festival promises an electrifying lineup, with headliners exciting for any music enthusiast like New Order, Tears for Fears, Echo & The Bunnymen, and The B-52’s. With a picturesque coastal backdrop, Huntington Beach provides an interestingly opposite canvas for the Darker Waves Music Festival than you’d expect. But, hey, subject matter and scenery can compliment in subtle ways! For emo, punk rock, dark wave, new wave, and everything in between, we hope to see you on the shore this November 18th, 2023.

Plus, the lineup boasts an ocean of talent, featuring iconic bands from across decades.

Soft Cell, Devo, The Human League, and The Psychedelic Furs are sure to transport synth lovers back to the hot neon nights of the 1980s, while punk fanatics will rejoice at the inclusion of classic groups such as X, Violent Femmes, T.S.O.L., and The English Beat. The catchy songs of The Cardigans will lead fans through the 90s and into the 21st Century, with new interpretations of darkwave also showcased through groups like She Wants Revenge, Glass Spells, and Minsk’s Molchat Doma.

Clearly, Darker Waves Music Festival isn’t just about the headliners; it’s an immersive experience that showcases an avalanche of talent across various genres. Additional performers include OMD, Crosses, Kavinsky, London After Midnight, Clan of Xymox, The Chameleons, Death in Vegas, Cold Cave, Blossoms, Mareux, Drab Majesty, Depresión Sonora, Twin Tribes, 45 Grave, Christian Death, Skeletal Family, and Urban Heat. If you’re a fan of all things dismal and dreary, Darker Waves Music Festival aims to create a community to connect and create lasting memories in an atmosphere that radiates, well, apathy at its finest.

Tickets for Darker Waves Music Festival are in high demand and with only a limited number available, securing yours early is crucial. Mark your calendars for November 18th, 2023 to ride the dark waves in Huntington Beach, losing yourself in a musical adventure that has been decades in the making. Pre-sale begins this Friday, June 23rd at 10am PST, while general sale begins at 2pm PST. Fans can acquire a pre-sale code via a signup on the festival’s website, as well.

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