KAABOO 2018 lineup includes Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons

The KAABOO music festival returns to Del Mar on Sept. 14-16.

KAABOO music and arts festival announced its 2018 music and comedy lineup for the fourth annual event happening at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Sept. 14-16. The alt-rock Foo Fighters, hit-making pop rock band Imagine Dragons, international chart topper Katy Perry and legendary rock icon Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will headline.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry will perform at KAABOO in September. Courtesy

They will be joined by Halsey, Post Malone, Wiz Khalifa, N.E.R.D, Incubus, Earth, Wind & Fire, Gucci Mane, Melissa Etheridge, Cake, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Jewel, Blondie, Billy Idol and many more. The comedy lineup includes Craig Ferguson, Nick Offerman, Craig Robinson, Kevin Nealon, Iliza Shlesinger and more.

“This year’s music and comedy announcement offers all of our guests a highly curated lineup that varies from the derivative mainstream festival circuit,” said Jason Felts, KAABOO’s chief brand and marketing officer. “We are proud of KAABOO’s depth and diversity of talent which we bring to our guests each year. KAABOO offers something for everyone including a lineup of emerging bands that is always fun to see our guests discover.”

Passes went on sale March 22 at 9 a.m. with general admission passes and a variety of VIP options offering benefits such as stage viewing, exclusive culinary options, complimentary beverages, private restrooms and a Thursday night party featuring Kool & the Gang.

All guests have access to the Humor Me comedy club; Southern California’s largest on-site contemporary art fair with daily viewings of live-action outdoor murals and installations; Palate gourmet food and craft beverage tastings; Club Elevate, an on-site Vegas-Style nightclub (18+); and the ability to purchase a cabana or day pass to Bask Day Club, presented in partnership with MGM Grand’s Wet Republic.

KAABOO continues to support charities in the San Diego region and across the globe with its Kindness program. One dollar per every pass sold is donated to featured charitable partners, including global partner The Recording Academy’s MusiCares program, as well as local charities such as the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, Surfrider San Diego Chapter and Voices for Children.

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