The Growlers are bringing Beach Goth 2018 to Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 5th! This year will feature a legendary lineup to fill a jam packed day with performances from hosts The Growlers, Julian Casablancas’ rock outfit The Voidz, indie stalwarts The Drums, Australians Hatchie and Kirin J Callinan and an eccentric batch of artists ranging from rap (Doug E. Fresh) to rockabilly (Deke Dickerson) to funk (Prophet) to hardcore (Youth of Today) to metal (GWAR) to reggae (Yellowman and Barrington Levy). A contingent of L.A. artists, including Bleached (“As the Ramones”), Midnight Sister and Starcrawler, also join the bill.
This year also marks the return of two fan favorite experiences: Beach Goth Island and Death of a Clown Cabaret. With its sandy shantytown vibes, palm trees, and copious amounts of pale lager, Beach Goth Island is a dubbed-out reggae paradise, featuring the tropical tones of selectors Danny Holloway and Peaking Lights’ Aaron Coyes in quadraphonic sound. Staged in a giant vintage circus tent, the Death of a Clown Cabaret is LA’s queer showcase of demented drag. Curated by LA queerdo scenemaker Rudy “Bleu” Garcia, the Death of a Clown tent features recurring drag shows, with DJs and live bands leading a zonked dance party throughout the day.
The Growlers Beach Goth 2018 Lineup Details: The Growlers, The Voidz, The Drums, Doug E. Fresh, GWAR, Hatchie, Starcrawler, La Luz, Jonathan Richman Featuring Tommy Larkins On The Drums!, Bleached as The Ramones, Bushwick Bill, Barrington Levy, King Yellowman & The Sagittarius Band, Youth Of Today, Deke Dickerson, Kirin J Callinan, Puzzle, Beach Goons, Prophet, Distractor, Midnight Sister, DJ Johnny Basil.