Sea.Hear.Now fest adds Joan Jett, Dropkick Murphys, Jake Clemons and more

Joan Jett Sea.Hear.Now


This year’s Sea.Hear.Now festival previously announced the Dave Matthews Band and The Lumineers as co-headliners, but revealed, today, the entire lineup, which will also include Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion, Dispatch, The B-52s, The Struts, Sharon Van Etten, Cat Power, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Low Cut Connie and others.

In addition, E Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons will be the festival’s “musician-surfer in residence,” joining various bands when he’s not enjoying the surfing.

In its second year, the festival will feature about 30 sets on three stages on the Asbury Park beach and in Bradley Park.

Other performers will include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Marcus King Band, Matt & Kim, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Donavon Frankenreiter, Work in Progress, Brick + Mortar, Steel Pulse, Lowlight, Ripe, Jade Bird, Fantastic Negrito, Blind Melon, Dave Hause & the Mermaid, The Wrecks, Beach Rats, Black Pumas and Boardwalk Social Club.

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The first Sea.Hear.Now festival, in September 2018, attracted more than 45,000 attendees over its two days, which featured sets by Jack Johnson, Incubus, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Brandi Carlile, Blondie and others, plus a surprise appearance by Bruce Springsteen (with Social Distortion).

In addition to the music, the festival features surfing contests and demonstrations, visual arts, food vendors and jam sessions.

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