KAABOO 2018 Sept. 14-16, 2018

5 Things to Expect at KAABOO Del Mar 2018

With KAABOO Del Mar 2017 still fresh in our minds, it’s hard to believe that 2018’s event is just around the corner. With this year’s lineup about to hit the shores, we’ve picked the top 5 reasons you’ll want to catch the wave to Del Mar in 2018:


Whether it’s a flawlessly played bass guitar, that one song that always speaks to you, or a twenty-foot-tall mural, art is the main component of KAABOO. From the moment you step into the Del Mar fairgrounds, you’ll be swept away by the collection of musical and visual artists, witty comedians, culinary greats and the creative diversity they bring with them. No matter what you’re passion is, there’s a way for everyone to discover and play at KAABOO.


Yes, we’re known for music, but we’re not just a music festival. We’re so much more. HUMOR ME is our one-of-a-kind comedy club, built right into the event. Featuring some of the best names in witty banter, you’re guaranteed to laugh your ass off. Want in on your favorite comedian? Learn about our LAUGH PASS here.


Who says you can’t eat well while listening to great live music? We wouldn’t be KAABOO without the enticing food we curate for you. At PALATE, you’ll find everything from the famous Cardiff Crack to authentic street tacos and vegan options, too. Best of all, PALATE is combined with the ARTWORK experience, so you can feed your creativity as well as your eyes!


KAABOO is full of fun and whimsical experiences for our guests. Where else can you take a selfie with mirror man and party with animals on stilts? From performances to PALATE, there’s an exciting surprise for everyone at every turn.

5. So-Cal Squad

Get to know other KAABOO-goers, all brought together to enjoy the music they love and have the time of their lives. Come with a few friends and leave with dozens more. You just might meet THE ONE like this couple from 2015. Become an ambassador to share with your friends and get some cool perks along the way.

Each year at KAABOO is different, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Between rocking out to your favorite band, eating your way through the menu of tasty food, and getting lost in an ocean of contemporary art, it’s easy to be swept away by the good vibes. If there’s anything you can expect at KAABOO this year, it’s the happy and free-spirited energy that our guests create.

Catch the wave! The lineup is crashing the shores on March 22nd and we want you to be the first to know. Join our email list to get the lineup delivered straight to your inbox. Passes will be available on March 22nd at 9 am PT, so make your plans, save the date, and expect the unexpected.