WONDERFRONT Music & Arts Festival Releases Highly-anticipated Phase 1 Lineup

Wonderfront Festival Lineup 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019 – San Diego, CA – Following months of excitement and mystery since the announcement of the inaugural WONDERFRONT Music & Arts Festival, the highly anticipated lineup has been released to the public.  A Phase 2 unveiling of additional artists will take place later this summer to round out the exciting lineup.

Gracing the 7+ stages, which will be spread out across the downtown waterfront, will be artists including Miguel, Slightly Stoopid, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, MGMT, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Jam, Don Omar, Vince Staples, Tyga, Los Angeles Azules, Tucanes de Tijuana, Walk the Moon, Phantogram, X Ambassadors, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lil Dicky, Big Gigantic, Pennywise, and many more.  Later this summer a couple big surprises will be announced to join the many great artists across the myriad of genres.

Wonderfront co-founder Paul Thornton states; “Our goal with this lineup was to have it stacked from start to finish each day with great artists. It’s hard to really call any certain bands our so-called headliners as so many lines of bands on this festival are all headliners in their own right.  We’ve had a tough time choosing between so many talented artists across the many genres into the finite number of stage slots available. We also wanted a great mix of artists across the time slots, so that not all the bigger names were just playing at the same later times.  We really appreciate the artists that have worked with us to make that possible.”

A core mission of the Wonderfront Festival is to showcase the hottest emerging artists, beloved stars, and some local favorites.  The preliminary lineup achieves these goals with over 80 artists descending upon San Diego’s waterfront in late November, creating an exceptional three-day experience at one of the world’s most vibrant festival destinations.

Other confirmed artists include:


Alice Merton

Allie X Aminé

Andy Frasco & The U.N.

Ari Lennox

Bad Suns

Banda Los Sebastianes


Big Wild

Bob Moses BoomBox Broods Bryce Vine

Busta Rhymes CAPYAC CHESCA Chrome Sparks CNCO COFRESI Common Kings

Diamante Eléctrico

DJ Z-Trip Donna Missal DUCKWRTH EarthGang Earthless English Beat Exmag


Flatbush Zombies

Ghost Light

Gioli & Assia


Grace VanderWaal


Haddon Cord

Henry + The Invisibles

Hippo Campus Japanese Breakfast Jonas Blue

Jordan Hollywood

Lil Baby

Manchester Orchestra

Marie Monti Moon Taxi Parquet Courts Pepper

Preservation Hall Jazz Band


Rob Machado & Friends



Suicidal Tendencies


The Knocks The Routine The Vandals

Thievery Corporation

TOKiMONSTA Tribal Seeds Victoria La Mala Wild Prxfits


Ximena Sariñana

Zion & Lennox

A true San Diego festival wouldn’t be complete without some Punk Rock thrown into the mix.  With the inclusion of the Tony Hawk’s Huckjam Stage Wonderfront will present Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, X, Vandals, and DJ Z-Trip.  These are some of the most quintessential bands to be performing next to Tony Hawk’s HuckJam Ramp where Tony and some of the best pro skaters in the world will be performing their amazing tricks.

“I’m excited to bring back the Huckjam format (choreographed and freestyle skating with live music) after 10 years of hiatus, and there is no better place for it than my hometown. I’m proud to be involved with Wonderfront, and it’s been a blast helping handpick the legendary punk bands for our stage.”  Tony Hawk, Wonderfront Festival Partner.

Rob Machado and Trevor Hoffman, who, like Tony Hawk, became involved in the festival early on as investors and ambassadors are thrilled with the caliber of the lineup and the mindful approach that was taken to get it to where it is today.

“It’s exciting to be part of the Wonderfront Festival.  I played Street Scene back in the day and I thought it was so cool to have a festival in downtown SD.  And now it’s back!! Such an amazing group of people have come together to make this happen and it’s going to be epic. Honored to be included with Trevor and Tony as an ambassador. Stoked to have the Rob Machado foundation as a partner providing free refill stations for all festival guests. It’s going to be a really good time. Can’t wait.”  Rob Machado, Wonderfront Festival Partner.

“I’m excited to see San Diego close out the festival season in style with Wonderfront. Ernie and Paul are a perfect duo for this world class event in a world class city.”  Trevor Hoffman, Wonderfront Festival Partner.

Festival co-founder Ernie Hahn adds; “This event is for San Diego, by San Diego, and takes the best of the Wonderfront and the Gaslamp at a time of year San Diego needs a big event to bring us all together.  All of San Diego and the greater Baja area are represented with the genres of music, food, art and experience Wonderfront will bring to the world November 22-24, 2019.  We are really stoked for San Diego and will be working with everyone to make this incredible!”

The Wonderfront Festival is a true collaboration at its finest by many of San Diego’s staples in the local music scene.  The Belly Up, Music Box, Casbah and RMD Club Group have all collaborated on the curation of artists to make Wonderfront a truly home- grown festival.

“The Belly Up has been an integral part of the San Diego music scene since the 1970’s and it makes total sense to be involved with what is truly San Diego’s Music festival. The lineup reflects the cultural mix of who we are and what we like to see and hear and eat and drink. Ernie and Paul have ambitiously come up with a concept and a location that is world class and should be supported by everyone who loves music and San Diego! We’re proud to be part of the Wonderfront Festival for now and years to come.” Steve Goldberg, Phil Berkovitz and Chris Goldsmith; Belly Up Entertainment

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday June 14 @ 10am.  For those who subscribe to the WonderLIST, they will have access to pre-sale Early Bird discount opportunities starting June 7th, as well as hotel room discounts.  Visit for information on how to join the WonderLIST.

About WONDERFRONT Music & Arts Festival

A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 80+ band, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival descending upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego – “where the city meets the sea.” The festival will feature stages and activations spread across the various parks and piers along the Port of San Diego, from South Embarcadero up to Broadway Pier.

About Wonderlust Events, LLC

Based in San Diego, Wonderlust Events llc is an innovative events and entertainment company focused on conceiving, creating, and executing impactful, music-based live experiences delivered across multiple mediums (theatrical, traditional, and streaming broadcast). Its founders, Paul Thornton and Ernie Hahn, each have over 20 years of experience in large-scale event promotions, production and creative development.

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