Various Authors noon, Dec. 15
Kaaboo, Bayked, Gator on the Bay — there’s no shortage of festivals coming up with both local and national acts packing the bills. Add to that the Disrupt Festival, coming to North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre on July 26 and featuring a fest-tested lineup of the Used (with new guitarist Joey Bradford), Thrice (who have a new EP called Deeper Wells), Circa Survive (their first time in San Diego since 2017), Sum 41 (who last dropped an album three years ago), the Story So Far (whose fourth studio full-length Proper Dose was released last September), Atreyu (who just played HOB in December), Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms, Hyro the Hero, and more. The inaugural roadshow is so far scheduled to visit 25 cities, with San Diego being among the last three locales set to host what, from what few details are available, sounds to be a very Warped-type event. That should come as no surprise, given that grandaddy Warped announced it’ll be folding up its EDM tents and portable stages for good after this year. It should be obvious from both the lineup and the promo artwork and logos that this incarnation of the Disrupt Festival is unrelated to an earlier same-named event featuring electronic world artists. Nonetheless, it seems some people online are making a big electronic stink about the “theft” of their festival moniker, a growing brouhaha that may well litigate this lollapalooza into wearing a different nametag before it arrives in San Diego.
- When: Friday, July 26, 2019, 2 p.m.