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Back to the Beach Festival Returns With Blink-182 and The Used

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(L-R) Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba of Blink-182 perform as the band kicks off its 16-show 'Kings of the Weekend' residency at The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on May 26, 2018 in Las Vegas.

The punk, reggae and ska event will return to Huntington Beach, Calif.

Back to the Beach music festival is returning to Huntington State Beach in Southern California for its second year. Local rock radio station KROQ, Travis Barker of and John Feldmann of Goldfinger are once again presenting the two-day festival that will run from April 27-28.

The modern ska, punk and reggae festival will feature performances from Barker's other band, Blink-182, plua Goldfinger, The Used and Reel Big Fish. Other notable artists include The Story So Far, Story of the YearStreetlight Manifesto and The Aquabats.

"Back To The Beach has been one of the funnest things I’ve ever been part of. What could be better than a mostly ska festival??" said Feldmann in a release. "I grew up on ska music and I had the best time of my life last year at the show… This year may even be better! Travis and I are so excited to do the show yet again… I cannot wait!"

Back To The Beach will feature a carnival midway, beach games, and curated food and beverage concessions including vegan options. Families are invited to explore the Lil' Punk Kid Zone, which will be fun all-inclusive safe place for kids 10 & under who are accompanied by an adult.

"We are so excited to have blink-182 as part of this year’s event,” said John Reese, Back To The Beach producer and CEO of festival producer Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. "A huge thank you to California State Parks for having us back for another year. We couldn’t ask for a more beautiful venue with a more perfect lineup."

Under a tented shade zone, new moms will have a clean, private place to breastfeed, as well as hand washing areas and clean bathrooms for families only. The area will offer face painting and beach games, as well as arts and crafts. While kids enjoy the Lil' Punk Kid Zone, parents can sit and relax while still listening to and seeing the festival on jumbo screens.

Tickets go on sale Friday (Jan. 25) at 10am PT at backtothebeachfest.com. A limited number of Weekend General Admission passes will be available for $79.99 (plus fees).


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