The B-52s to Headline the Mosswood Meltdown Festival in the Bay Area

Published February 1, 2024

The Mosswood Meltdown returns to Oakland's Mosswood Park this summer with an iconic lineup that is sure to excite music fans. On July 6th and 7th, festival-goers will be treated to a range of musical talents with the B-52s, celebrated new wave pioneers, headlining the event. The band, famous for their infectious dance hits, will be performing in a rare appearance since ending their touring schedule and beginning a Las Vegas residency in 2023.

A Diverse Musical Ensemble

Joining the B-52s in this stellar lineup are various artists representing multiple genres. Fans can expect to see performances by Big Freedia, known for her New Orleans-based bounce music, the alternative rock band Redd Kross, and the post-punk group Bush Tetras. Additionally, the festival will host an eclectic mix of acts including Hunx & His Punx, Pure Hell, Gibby Haynes and the Paul Green Rock Academy, and Cher Strauberry's new project WIFEY.

John Waters as Festival Host

The festival will be under the gleeful guidance of filmmaker and cultural icon John Waters, who will be emceeing for the tenth time. Waters has vocalized his excitement, looking forward to presenting "musical mayhem" to the Oakland crowd. His presence is expected to add an extra layer of unique charm to the already vibrant atmosphere of the event.

Ticket Information and Full Lineup

Tickets are available starting at $139 and can be purchased in preparation for the festival. In addition to those already mentioned, the lineup also includes an array of other performing artists such as Egyptian Lover, Go Sailor, Pansy Division, WIFEY, Space Lady, Sheastie Boys, Diesel Dudes, Trap Girl, Die Spitz, Non Plus Temps, Gumby’s Junk, BAUS, and Hot Laundry. Fans can expect a weekend filled with diverse musical offerings, making the Mosswood Meltdown an unmissable event this season.

B-52s, Festival, Music