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  • Writer's pictureBridget Buckley

KAABOO 2016 Lineup Predictions

Five months before the musical festival descends on the Del Mar Racetrack, KAABOO will release their full music line up tomorrow, on April 26. So far a few of the musical guests are Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Goo Goo Dolls and Gavin DeGraw (the only one I want to see so far is The Avett Brothers). But if they are using last year as a guide, there will be at least 100 musical acts on 7 stages over 3 days.

In anticipation of the announcement, I thought it might be fun to set some of my own predictions.

Points of interest to consider:

- KAABOO is sold as the “anti Coachella” with better food, drinks and bathrooms.

- The musical festival markets to a “more mature” crowd and bands tend to reflect that demographic (last year Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and No Doubt played)

- The summer festival circuit is a real one. Bands are known to hit several per year so checking out other festival line ups helps determine who to expect in Del Mar.

- There are always some surprises and bands I have never heard of…this leaves room for new discoveries and a chance for bands to get new fans.

My predictions (inpo):

Of Monsters and Men

Florence and The Machine

Sufjan Stevens

Lord Huron

Ivan & Alyosha

James Bay

Steely Dan

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

Ellie Golding

Punch Brothers


The Lumineers

Walk the Moon


Rogue Wave

The Wombats

The Oh Hellos

Long Shots:

Mumford and Sons

Radical Face


Red Hot Chili Peppers

Bare Naked Ladies

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