Foo Fighters, the 11-time Grammy award winning rock band, will be hosting a mega Southern California rock festival, Cal Jam 17, held at Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, Ca on Saturday, Oct. 7.
The live music backyard party housing 50,000 people, will be rock-focused with three stages of entertainment featuring sets by Queen of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, Cage the Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Japandroids, Bob Mould and much more. Check out the full lineup here.
The inaugural 12-hour event will also offer a vendor village, games, carnival rides, a water park with twin waterslides, the Foo Fighters Rock 'n' Roll Museum, as well as a few exciting surprises to explore, such as a mobile recording studio.
Even thought Cal Jam 17 is a one-day fest, on-site camping will be available in either a tent or an RV. Over-niters will enjoy a Friday-only performance by the world's best Go-Go band, Big Tony & Trouble Funk, and an outdoor movie screening.
According to frontman Dave Grohl, the idea for the daylong festival came from the original California Jam held in 1974 at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California. The original Cal Jam was co-headlined by Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake & Palmer; along with rock heavyweights, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, and Heart.
Cal Jam ’17, in part, will be a celebration of the upcoming release of Foo Fighters’ ninth studio rock album, Concrete and Gold. The 11-track LP is set to drop on Sept. 15 via Roswell Records/RCA Records. The summer rock-fest will give U.S. fans the first chance to experience the band’s new songs in a live setting, Concrete and Gold is the follow-up album to the group’s 2014s award-winning full-length album, Sonic Highways.
General admission is $99, (plus fees) and grants access to all of the activities on site; A single car camping pass is $169, and an RV camping pass is $259. Tickets for Cal Jam 17 tickets are available here.