Coachella festival organizers bringing a major music festival to Pier

I confess that my 2022 bingo card did not have a main music festival from the organizers of Coachella coming to the peaceful, residential community of Portola. But the just-announced Portola Tunes Festival (September 24-25) is actually set to just take position about a mile away from Portola at Pier 80, which is much more like Dogpatch or Islais Creek. But the pageant features a breathtaking EDM lineup showcasing Grammy winners Flume, Chemical Brothers, M.I.A, and Fatboy Slim.


This frankly extremely remarkable lineup also consists of Kaytranada, Jamie xx, Jungle, Charlie XCX, Peggy Gou, and James Blake. There are also effectiveness from San Jose native DJ Shadow, and Bay Region vocalist Toro y Moi.

The pageant was just introduced Monday, and tickets are now going on sale this coming Friday, May possibly 20, at 10 a.m. The prices are fairly much the equal of Outdoors Lands solitary-day passes are $199.95, two-day passes are $299.95. There are pricier VIP deals, but also payment approach choices to spread the buy out above two payments.

It remains to be found no matter if a pageant can properly demand Exterior Lands-degree price ranges and fill a big venue just six weeks just after Outside Lands, specifically with the completely absolutely free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass looming the really up coming weekend. There is also a scheduling conflict for the LGBTQ and kink communities, because the Folsom Avenue Truthful is the extremely exact weekend as the Portola New music Festival.

And talking of conflicts, it is effectively-recognized that this marketing agency that operates Coachella, Goldenvoice, is owned by suitable-wing mega-donor Philip Anschutz, who has offered considerable donations to anti-LGBTQ brings about. His funding of anti-abortion teams like the Household Investigation Council, and the Nationwide Christian Foundation may possibly seem even far more problematic in the recent assault on Roe v. Wade. The corporation has lately additional some inclusion initiatives to their festivals, but it will even now be intriguing to see if and how this discussion performs out in the Bay Area.

In a much less-difficult historic footnote, there has been Portola Pageant in advance of in San Francisco, again in 1909. That festival showcased a parade, musical performances, athletic competitions, and a magnificence contest. Like the authentic 1912 Bay to Breakers, it was just one of people write-up-1906 earthquake occasions supposed to carry the city’s spirits following a fatal and difficult time period.

That feels common at the present historic second. So the identify Portola Pageant may be a very little off geographically, but even now hits the suitable notes.