Written by:Emily Bates
If you were looking for a crazy good time for Labor Day weekend, the Pacific Festival 2012 was the place to be! Thousands of people gathered in Newport Dunes Marina in Orange County, California, all day Sunday, September 2nd to enjoy live music, delicious food, drinks and some wild fun in the sand. With 15-20+ ft sets coming through “The Wedge” just on the other side of the marina and the entire coast lit up by hurricane swell, Pacific Festival was the best way to relax those sore muscles with a little bump-n-grind.
The Orange County Pacific Festival had the pleasure of overlooking the water at Newport Dunes and even enjoyed an exclusive beach party with a bar on the shoreline. Incredible live performances demonstrated the best of electronica and alternative music, with a lineup consisting of Mayer Hawthorne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Fool’s Gold, Capital Cities, Mr. Little Jeans, Steed Lord, Tijuana Panthers, American Royalty, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Le Blorr, Snakebit Drifters, Indian Burn and many more.
Steed Lord performed in the evening on Sunday just in time for the setting sun and an enthusiastic crowd.
Steel Lord is a band and visual arts collective from Iceland based in Los Angeles. Their style is considered electronic synthesizer pop music and experimental visual art. Unlike most bands, Steed Lord creates their music videos, short films and commercials. In addition they have designed their clothing, brand and merchandise, working with large companies including H&M as well as WeSC.
Food trucks posted up all day including the Lime Truck and Daphne’s California Greek. Amazing artists rocked the crowd through out the day like Mayer Hawthorne, Poolside, Fool’s Gold, Indian Burn, Drifters, Capital Cities, Mr. Little Jeans, Tijuana Panthers and many more! The crowd went wild every time there was a new set and grew as the day moved on, dancing into the evening.
Even the JetLev flying jetpack made an appearance, entertaining guests as they crossed the bridge to enter the festival. Dancing, beer, music, sand and water, nothing could beat this Labor Day kick off event!
Don’t miss out at next year at the Pacific Festival 2013!
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