Steve Aoki and Pacific Festival Entertainment are pleased to present the 2nd annual Pacific Festival: OC, which will be held on August 13 (11 a.m.–12 a.m.). The star-studded event will be held at Oak Canyon Ranch near Irvine Lake in Orange County, CA. Early-bird presale tickets are on sale now at www.pacificfestival.com
Pacific Festival Entertainment is the vision of two groups of longtime friends with a combined 40 years of experience in music and event production. Steve Aoki, world-renowned DJ and founder of Dim Mak Records, and Mike Tunney, founder of Collaborative Media, have been friends for over 25 years, growing up together in Newport Beach. As their first business venture, Aoki and Tunney wanted to create a new music and arts festival for the Orange County community. With a keen vision to produce first-class live entertainment experiences, the two friends joined
forces to create Pacific Festival Entertainment alongside Kelson Berkus and Orange County-native Justin Ruiz.
“The idea was to produce an event that connects culture with community; art with music; and entertainment with philanthropy in our backyard of Orange County,” says Steve Aoki, one of the festival’s founding partners. “We wanted to establish a premium music and arts festival, and have organized a large collective of seasoned event producers, artists, friends and musicians.”
Last year, Governor Schwarzenegger endorsed DEEJAY DC’s successful Guinness Book of World Records attempt at Pacific Festival: OC for the world longest DJ set—spanning 121 consecutive hours. “This is a quite an endeavor you’re about to undertake, one that could not happen without your determined efforts and skills. As a former professional athlete, I know the tremendous amount of preparation it takes to become a winner, and I applaud your dedication to making your goals a reality,” wrote Governor Schwarzenegger in a letter of support written to Deejay DC.
Pacific Festival: OC will showcase over 30 of independent music’s most talented live acts and DJs from around the world across four premium soundstages at an incredible, picturesque lakeside venue within the heart of Orange County. Pacific Festival: OC is pleased to announce the first round of performers which include: CUT COPY, STEVE AOKI, CALVIN HARRIS, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, !!! (CHK CHK CHK), PHANTOGRAM, TORO Y MOI, CLASSIXX, AFROMAN, ZOOT WOMAN, THE TWELVES, FRED FALKE, THE GROWLERS, HANNI EL KHATIB, SUPERHUMANOIDS, AMERICAN ROYALTY, JUSTIN MILLER, THE C90S and KEDD COOK (more artists to be announced each week). “The festival has a good mix of genres, not covering just dance music or just indie rock like so many new festivals,” states Golden Bloggen about last year’s launch.
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