Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam 18 is just a little over two weeks away and today they’ve revealed the set times for the Saturday, October 6th all day rock fest at Glen Helen Regional Park. Spend your day whipping your head around to a whole lotta guitars, guitars and more guitars spread across three stages, including the Cal Jam 18 Main Stage, Mountain Stage and Sun Stage. General Admission tickets are sold out, while Lawn Only General Admission Tickets ($49 + taxes and fees) are almost gone! Visit Ticketmaster.com now to not miss out on the GOOD TIMES. Cal Jam 18 is also excited to announce that fresh off his performance with the Foo Fighters at Kaboo Music Festival, Charlie Overbey & The Broken Arrows will be joining the already stacked lineup with a 1:00PM set on the Mountain Stage. See all set times below.
Cal Jam 18 recently announced its comedy tent line-up for Friday night and Saturday, accessible to only those with camping passes. Friday, October 5th campers will enjoy the comedy tent’s line-up of Skyler Stone’s Comedy Rocks with Jamie Kennedy, Harland Williams, Skyler Stone, Brenton Biddlecombe and Carlie & Doni. And then on Saturday, October 6th, the comedy tent will be stacked from 10am – 12pm with The Fresh Drunk Stoned Comedy Tour featuring Tim Hanlon, Matt Bellak, Franco Harris, Jerry Rocha, Forrest Shaw, Bryan Vokey, John Wynn and Brett Erickson.
The Cal Jam 18 camping pass also includes entrance to the Friday Night Party with performances by Billy Idol, Bridget Everett, Mexrrissey, Cosmic Kahuna and surprises galore, plus first access to the rides and Foo Fighters museum. Saturday ticket holders will be able to purchase Friday Night Party tickets for $30 (plus taxes and fees). The camping pass also includes the return of the outdoor movie theater where campers will be treated to midnight movies handpicked by the Foo Fighters!
In addition to the overstuffed menu of shred and hilarity, the festival will include a number of activities open to attendees. Friday night campers will be treated to outdoor midnight movies and access to the water park. All ticket holders will be able to enjoy the site’s free carnival rides, including the iconic Ferris Wheel, the California Wave-Slide, and the terrifying Cliffhanger plus the perennially favorite games of Whack-A-Mole and Skee Ball. PLUS the Rock-N-Roll museum, pop up record shop and a hillside full of flappy guys. Because we can. For those who are looking to imbibe tasty eats and cold drinks, Cal Jam 18 offers a wide variety of curated food trucks, traditional festival food, and all sorts of delicious, delicious cold beer.
Cal Jam 18 and Givng have partnered with Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County in an effort to feed families in need. Givng will be holding a Cal Jam 18 “packing party” where our registered guests will pack boxes of food for local families in exchange for free tickets to #CalJam18. Space is limited so sign up is required. More info: https://www.givng.co/cj18
The good times begin with the Friday night party on October 5th with punk legend Billy Idol. Also on the bill is the irrepressible Bridget Everett, and Mexico City’s Mexrrissey performing their set of Smiths and Morrissey cover songs in Spanish, Cosmic Kahuna, plus so much more.
On Saturday, October 6th, Cal Jam will continue last year’s tradition of a 12-hour rock extravaganza featuring Foo Fighters and their extended rock family: Last year saw the likes of Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Rick Astley, Dave Koz, Liam Gallagher and more joining the Foo Fighters on stage (yes, all during the same show). Foo Fighters will close the proceedings with one of their traditional rock marathons, bringing back what Forbes called “another great rock and roll party from the band who does them better than anyone else today.” And where last year’s inaugural festival was the beginning of the Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Tour, this year’s appearance brings it full circle as the tour’s final show in the L.A. area.
This year Foo Fighters have set themselves up to play after literally the single hardest act to follow in the history of live music: the legendary Iggy Pop. Iggy’s Cal Jam 18 performance will be an exclusive one-off reunion with the all-star Post Pop Depression band that backed him on the handful of shows played in support of the album of the same name, featuring Queens of The Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.
The incomparable Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D will bring ‘The Metal’ to the masses, and alternative icons Garbage will bring their powerhouse live show to the stage. Greta van Fleet will slay with their show stopping guitar riffs, and also joining the bill will be some of the best that rock and roll has to offer from around the world with the likes of Manchester Orchestra, Krist Novoselic’s new band Giant In The Trees (fresh from an epic surprise encore with Foo Fighters at Safeco Field in Seattle—will the Cal Jam 18 crowd get another airing of “Molly’s Lips” with Krist and Dave? Or another song or songs?) , Slaves (UK), Gang of Youths, Black Mountain and more performing throughout the day. See full list below.