Sun, surf and sand were in full attendance at this year’s Back to the Beach Festival — along with 37,000 fans. Presented by KROQ, Travis Barker and John “Feldy” Feldmann, the festival featured two full days of music at Huntington State Beach on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Ernie Ball artists flooded the lineup, including blink-182, The Used, The Story So Far, and many more. Here are some of our favorite moments from the weekend…
At Saturday’s sold-out show, blink-182 treated fans to a first-ever live performance of their Enema Of The State album in its entirety, marking the multiplatinum pop-punk classic’s 20th anniversary.
For the second year in a row, Goldfinger’s memorable set turned into an all-star jam, featuring special guest appearances from Sublime With Rome’s Rome Ramirez, 311’s Nick Hexum, The English Beat’s Dave Wakeling, Save Ferris’s Monique Powell, former Goldfinger guitarist Charlie Paulson, and more.
Sunday highlights included John Feldmann joining headliners The Used for “All That I’ve Got” and Travis Barker playing drums on Anthony Green’s “Dear Child (I’ve Been Dying To Reach You).” The Used also performed an emotional cover of Linkin Park’s “Shadow Of The Day,” which vocalist Bert McCracken dedicated to the late Chester Bennington. In what can only be described as a truly remarkable moment during the song, the skies opened up and it started to rain for a brief shower, aptly ending as the song came to a close.
Ernie Ball Artists
Sending love to all of our Ernie Ball and Ernie Ball Music Man artists that helped put on an epic weekend.
The Story So Far
Less Than Jake
Story of the Year
The Wonder Years