The Growlers are bringing their highly acclaimed DIY festival Beach Goth to the Los Angeles State Historic Park this Sunday, August 5. A legendary lineup made up of musicians spanning a plethora of genres will perform on three stages throughout the park, all compressed into a single day’s epic event.
The Beach Goth Main Stage features headliners The Voidz (with Julian Casablancas), The Drums, with a closing set from The Growlers themselves. Additional acts include Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on the drums, indie breakout songstress Hatchie, shock rock metalheads GWAR, plus rapper and beatbox pioneer Doug E. Fresh
Other notable acts include blistering 80s hardcore purists Youth of Today, and up-and-coming San Diego rockers the Beach Goons. Dancehall superstars King Yellowman and The Sagittarius Band will be bringing a distinct island flavor, with reggae legend Barrington Levy providing dub vibes for all to enjoy. Hip-Hop icon Bushwick Bill from The Geto Boys’ will be making a rare on stage appearance. Stones Throw resident boogie master Prophet will also be showing off his talents.
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. Here you’ll see the likes of Barrington Levy and King Yellowman take the stage.
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. Performances at this stage will include Kirin J Callinan, Youth of Today, and Beach Goons.
Tickets for Beach Goth 2018 are still available for $66 here. The event starts at 1pm and goes until 10pm, doors open at noon. The Los Angeles State Historic Park is located at 1245 N Spring St.