The Growlers are bringing Beach Goth 2018 to Los Angeles State Historic Park on Sunday, August 5, 2018, this time with a legendary lineup and multiple performance spaces, all compressed into a single day’s epic event. Gates open at 1pm, with all tickets priced at $66 each (available for purchase at 10am this Friday, June 15, at the event website). As always, costumes are encouraged.
The Main Stage features headliners The Voidz (with Julian Casablancas, producer of The Growlers 2016 LP ‘City Club’), The Drums, and of course a party-closing set from The Growlers. Additional acts include Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on the drums!, indie breakout songstress Hatchie, shock rock metalheads GWAR, rapper and beatbox pioneer Doug E. Fresh, blistering 80s hardcore purists Youth of Today, dancehall superstars King Yellowman and The Sagittarius Band and Barrington Levy, the Geto Boys’ very own Bushwick Bill, and many more.
This year also marks the return of two fan favorite experiences: Beach Goth Island and Death of a Clown Cabaret. With its sandy shantytown vibes, palm trees, and copious amounts of pale lager, Beach Goth Island is a dubbed-out reggae paradise, featuring the tropical tones of selectors Danny Holloway and Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyes in quadraphonic sound. Staged in a giant vintage circus tent, the Death of a Clown Cabaret is LA’s queer showcase of demented drag. Curated by LA queerdo scenemaker Rudy “Bleu” Garcia, the Death of a Clown tent features recurring drag shows, with DJs and live bands leading a zonked dance party throughout the day.