New Jersey’s biggest annual music festival, Sea.Hear.Now in Asbury Park, has been postponed from Sept. 19-20 of this year to Sept. 18-19 of 2021, with co-headliners Pearl Jam and The Avett Brothers confirmed.
Other artists will include Billy Idol, Lord Huron, Dirty Heads, The Growlers, Grouplove, Dr. Dog, Goose, Ani DiFranco, The Dirty Knobs (featuring Mike Campbell), Reinwolf, The Happy Fits, Hirie, Briston Maroney, Liz Cooper & the Stampede, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Remember Jones, American Trappist, Jackson Pines and Black Flamingos.
The following message was posted today on the festival’s website, seahearnowfestival.com:
Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2020 will be rescheduled to September 18-19, 2021. While we are disappointed to share this news, the health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and the Asbury Park community remains our top priority. Our gratitude goes out to the fans who were looking forward to joining us on the beach this year, and we thank you all for your understanding and patience while we made this difficult, but necessary decision.
Now for the good news! We are excited to share that headliners Pearl Jam and The Avett Brothers will perform at Sea.Hear.Now in 2021, along with many other artists from this year’s lineup. In fact, all of our incredible surfers have confirmed to return for some fantastic expression sessions in the water next year!
Hang on to your tickets, as all tickets for this year’s festival will be honored in 2021. Current ticketholders will receive an email from Front Gate Tickets later today, which will include information on how to receive a refund if you are unable to attend next year’s festival.
Our mission to celebrate live music, art, and surf culture is stronger than ever and we can’t wait to see you on the sand in 2021!
Sea.Hear.Now features music on stages on the beach, and in Bradley Park. The festival also include surfing activities, food and visual art displays, and Asbury Park nightclubs offer late-night music in conjunction with it.
Jack Johnson and Incubus co-headlined the first Sea.Hear.Now festival, in 2018, which featured a surprise appearance by Bruce Springsteen (with Social Distortion). The Dave Matthews Band and The Lumineers co-headlined last year.
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