All you need to know about next month's Skate and Surf Festival.
This year’s Skate and Surf Festival will be the third since its revival in 2013. With performances from the likes of Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and A Day To Remember, the past two years have proven why Skate and Surf should be a staple to kick-off your summer, and it's looking like 2015 has a line-up that shouldn’t be missed out on either.
The Asbury Park, New Jersey-based fest will be taking place on May 16 and May 17, and it’s chock full of some of the hottest name in the genre, and even a couple reunions of bands that the genre has desperately been missing. 2014 saw the reunions of legendary pop-punk band Midtown (Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship) and alt-rockers Saosin, featuring the addition of ex-member and current vocalist of Circa Survive, Anthony Green. It’s only fitting that Skate and Surf one-ups their reunions now, but let’s take it day-by-day and give the lowdown on the headliners and notable bands for the packed weekend.
Kicking off the first day on Saturday will be the fan-favorites and pop-punk heavyweights Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years, and The Story So Far. Celtic-punk powerhouses Dropkick Murphys will be headlining, while sets from Fireworks and Mewithoutyou will definitely be worth the watch. Thrice, who broke up in 2012, will be reuniting this year for a couple of festival dates - Skate and Surf being one of them. Additionally, hardcore-punk quintet American Nightmare only play a few shows a year, and they’ll be hitting the stage on Saturday, too.
Dropkick Murphys are headlining day one of Skate and Surf
Sunday’s line-up is headlined by The Gaslight Anthem, who released their critically-acclaimed fifth album, 'Get Hurt,' this past August. We’ll also see From Autumn to Ashes - a band that’s actually going to be playing their first U.S. show in seven years only a few days before. Indie acts Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine will be joining the bill, as well, but all eyes are going to be glued on the reunions of Acceptance and Hot Rod Circuit to round out a weekend full of non-stop nostalgia.
If music isn’t your thing, there’s going to be live wrestling matches and a half-pipe skateboarding competition sponsored by Red Bull.
Tickets are on sale now for $58 for single-day and $105 for the entire weekend.
The Gaslight Anthem will be headlining Skate and Surf’s second day