If the electric reveries of this year’s Groove Cruise are too far away to satisfy your nautical music needs, a trip to Orange County for this year’s Pacific Fest: The Dunes should be your next step. Taking place this Saturday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina in Newport Beach, Pacific Fest is bringing a slew of talent from Holy Ghost! to the legendary god father of electronic music, Giorgio Morodor himself, to create the ultimate dance party on the beaches of OC.
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Bag Raiders are Pacific Fest darlings, having appeared at the festival three years running, and for good reason. The Aussie duo’s synth-pop is informed by heavy disco and house influence and not to be missed.
Bones, resident selector for Dim Mak, expertly fuses house, garage, deep, ghetto, and techno.
Moon Boots – these boots were made for walking in outer space and his tunes were made for the ultimate pool party.
Miami Horror, Overjoy, Plastic Plates w/Sam Sparro, Heidi, Cassette, Yolanda Be Cool, Cooper Saver, Painted Palms, KCRW’s Cherry Glazerr, Nancy Whang, Graff, Avid Dancer, Kedd Cook and Goddallars & Paradise round out the the lineup.
Topping off the evening is an after party featuring none other than Giorgio Morodor, the father of disco. You heard him receive mad tribute in Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. This Saturday night he’ll appear at Late Night: RHONDAVOUS, the official after party of Pacific Fest The Dunes. Whether you’re not ready for the party to end or you want find out what the man who started the electronic music movement has up his sleeves, Rhondavous at the Observatory in Costa Mesa is the place to be after the festival.
Tickets for Pacific Fest: The Dune are $65. Tickets for Rhondavous alone are $25. Just don’t wait, ticket prices will go up this Friday at noon.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
The Observatory is located at 3503 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704.