New Music Festival ‘This Ain’t No Picnic’ Announced for Rose Bowl Next Summer

Published on Dec 6, 2021

A new format music festival with six stages of artists spanning a wide range of genres from the past, present, and future is coming to the Rose Bowl next summer.

This Ain’t No Picnic, coming August 27 and 28, will offer up LCD Soundsystem, The Strokes, and Le Tigre among the performers.  In this show, Le Tigre are reuniting for their first performance in 12 years.

Goldenvoice Promotions, the team behind Coachella, Stagecoach, Cruel World and Just Like Heaven, put together a lineup from cutting-edge indie, hip-hop, dance, underground and everything in-between.

Other performers include Los Angeles hometown hero Phoebe Bridgers, the UK’s IDLES and Wet Leg, Australia’s Courtney Barnett and Genesis Owusu, Caroline Polachek, Honey Dijon, Four Tet x Floating Points in a rare combined DJ set, Yves Tumor, Descendents, Turnstile, Hana Vu, and many more bands and artists.

A sixth “stage” is ready for Despacio, a custom built disco sound system designed by James Murphy and team.

This Ain’t No Picnic offers a unique setting for both icons and new discoveries, bridging multiple genres, and mirroring the wide but discerning tastes of Los Angeles music fans. The name is a nod to one of Goldenvoice’s earliest festivals, launched in Irvine in 1999, the same year as Coachella.

“The new festival brings together the talent buying team of Goldenvoice’s Stacy Vee, Jenn Yacoubian and Rene Contreras to celebrate all of the artists they love across one glorious weekend,” Goldenvoice said.  “Indeed, This Ain’t No Picnic’s lineup is the perfect combination of the best cutting edge, up-and-coming artists alongside iconic bands who continue to create boundary-pushing new music.”

Two-day General Admission tickets start at $299 plus fees and two-day VIP tickets are $799. For only $49.99 down, you can secure your tickets, says Goldenvoice.

As an added feature, you can experience the Clubhouse at Brookside, at $1,199 for a two-day Clubhouse ticket. The Clubhouse offers the best festival experience featuring an indoor air-conditioned hideaway, adjacent parking, private entrance, welcome tote bag with specialty items, festival concierge service, panoramic views of multiple stages, and food and beverage tastings. The ticket also grants you exclusive access to an intimate upfront guest viewing area at multiple stages. Clubhouse access is for ages 21 and above only.

You can register for the presale starting Thursday, December 9 at Register with your mobile number and you’ll get an exclusive presale code and a link to buy tickets before they go on sale.

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