The lineup of the second edition of the long-dormant California Jam is impressive. The American rock band Foo Fighters, Billy Idol, Iggy Pop with Post Pop Depression band and Josh Homme, Greta van Fleet, Tenacious D and many more will perform at the festival this year. Cal Jam takes place during the first weekend of October.

Other acts who were confirmed include Garbage, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Yungblud, Bridget Everett and more.

Foo Fighters will be performing at various festivals in Europe this summer, including Pinkpop and Rock am Ring, but also at some in North America like Quebec City Summer Festival and KAABOO Del Mar.

You can see the full Cal Jam poster below:

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters are an American rock band from Seattle, formed in 1994. Led by Dave Grohl, a true rock ‘n’ roll icon of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the band has already headlined every major festival around the world, and four of their albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. Listen to the anthemic single ‘The Sky is a Neighborhood’ above, from their last album Concrete and Gold, released in 2017.

Greta Van Fleet

Greta Van Fleet are an American rock band formed in 2012. The band consists of the Kiszka brothers, vocalist Josh, guitarist Jake, bassist Sam, and the drummer Danny Wagner. The band released their debut studio EP Black Smoke Rising in 2017. With some similarities to the Led Zeppelin sound, Greta Van Fleet quickly draw the attention of the media, and they are considered as the future of the rock music genre. They will be performing at many festivals around the world like Coachella, Rock am Ring and Pinkpop. Their first studio album is expected mid-2018.

Cal Jam 2018

The California Jam is an annual rock music festival, that was first co-headlined by Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1974. Its first edition was held in Ontrario, California and attracted more than 300,000 people. The event had at the time the loudest amplification ever installed and highest paid attendance in history. A second edition of the festival was organized in 1978. After that, Cal Jam was revived after a long-dormant in 2017 by Foo Fighters. The festival now takes place in San Bernardino.

  • Location: Glen Helen Regional Park, San Bernandino, USA.
  • Dates: 5-6 October 2018.
  • Tickets: on sale from 17 May for $33 (one-day ticket Friday) and $99 (one-day ticket Saturday)  .
  • For more information, visit the official website.
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Athanasios Kouklas
Molecular Biology student, currently living in Switzerland! From Thessaloniki, Greece. Travel, music and festival enthusiast. Been to Pinkpop, Rock Werchter, Rock am Ring and numerous concerts of all kinds in Europe. Favourite bands include: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Rammstein, Foo Fighters, Motörhead and The Rolling Stones..