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Kygo‘s Palm Tree Festival is Coming to Southern California With Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo & More

Kygo and Goulding will headline the latest iteration of the festival, which is slated to take place at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point in May.

Kygo is bringing his Palm Tree Music Festival series to the Golden State on May 13. The one-day festival will be hosted at one of Southern California’s most famous surfing locales — Doheny State Beach in Dana Point — and will be headlined by Kygo and Ellie Goulding with additional performances by Tove Lo, The Midnight, The Knocks, Two Feet and Forester.

Curated by Kygo and Manager Myles Shear and produced by Live Nation, which has long hosted the Ohana festival on the same site, the Palm Tree Music Festival Dana Point is an expansion of the Norwegian DJ and producer’s live event brand at exotic locales around the world. Later this month, Kygo will join Jack White to headline a Palm Tree festival in Aspen, and in March, he’ll headline Palm Tree Festival Bali. Kygo will also headline three Palm Tree festivals throughout Australia between March 10 and 12 with Tiesto.


The inaugural California festival “will blend one-of-a-kind, luxurious experiences with unmatched summer nostalgia to bring fans from around the world together in celebration of a tropical lifestyle and incredible musical talent,” according to a press release.

Dana Point will be the collective’s first festival hosted on an actual beach. It will feature an exclusive VIP lounge and “Palm Tree Beach Club,” where guests can take in beachside views from shaded cabanas, hammocks and beyond in some of the festival’s most premium spaces.

“We are thrilled to bring the Palm Tree Music Festival experience beachside at Dana Point,” Kygo said in a statement. “The tropical lifestyle isn’t just our brand, it’s a way of life, and we couldn’t be more excited to finally hit the sand with our community to start the summer season with good vibes and great music.”

“Since our inception, the goal of Palm Tree Music Festival has been to create incredible experiences that bring together our close friends and community through music and a never-ending summer state of mind,” Shear added. “We’re proud to bring this experience to Dana Point in partnership with Live Nation and to share the tropical lifestyle with a new audience.”

Founded in 2016 by Kygo and Shear, Palm Tree Crew first came to life when the pair began gifting palm tree necklaces to their inner circle as a symbol of community. Today,  Palm Tree Crew is a diversified holding company that owns and operates a consumer brand, a global live events business and a multi-product investment platform, all within one unified ecosystem that embodies the care-free vibe of an endless summer.

Ticket prices begin at $169.50  for General Admission. VIP Packages and Table/Bottle Service will be available as well. Presale begins Feb. 8 at 10:00 AM PST and runs until Feb 9 at 10:00 PM PST. General on sale begins Friday, Feb 10 at 10:00 AM PST at www.palmtreemusicfestival.com.

Palm Tree Music Festival Dana Point
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