Love Long Beach was born in 2013 to bring the beauty of its namesake city to light and offer guests a singular, immersive festival experience outside the urban chaos of Los Angeles. Five fruitful editions later, the magic returns to its picturesque home of ShoreLine Aquatic Park on July 27 & 28 with its sixth and strongest lineup to date.
Local powerhouse Subtract reprises its takeover of the festival’s main stage, hosting Southern California’s top house talents throughout the two-day affair. Superfreq owner and psychedelic maestro Mr. C, LA hometown hero Doc Martin, Tara Brooks, and live innovators Dance Spirit are a few of the stage’s headliners. Fellow LA stalwarts like Mr. Koolaid, Culprit chiefs Droog, and All Day I Dream powerplayer Lauren Ritter are some other notable names from the region who will be gracing the decks.
The Subtract stage additionally highlights some of the brightest up-and-comers in the underground dance sphere—including Percomaniacs bosses Lubelski & Rybo, Desert Hearts regular Evan Casey, and mau5trap star Rinzen.
On the other end of the spectrum, Love Long Beach’s Noise stage brings low-end class into the fold with headliners like left field maven Daedelus, dubstep expert Thelem, and a special set from Jason Wool (formerly WoolyMammoth) that promises to be as stunning as it is abstract. These stalwarts are joined by an elite billing of local virtuosos that include Crescendoll, Soothslayer, Rebellion, and Hapa. Bass Waffles and Momentive will both be hosting Noise stage takeovers, rounding out a robust showing from California’s bass community.
Love Long Beach stretches far beyond its dance music programming, bringing a well-rounded slate of visual art, wellness, and cuisine into the fold. Yoga and meditation workshops at the healing arts village give the festival’s all-age audience prime tools for relaxation and self attunement. All diets are welcome at Love Long Beach, with twenty different food trucks supplying everything from the freshest of vegan eats to hearty meat dishes. Local installation and fine art will be on full display throughout the waterfront locale.
Through its past five years, Love Long Beach has cemented itself as a beacon of local culture. With an accessible, beachside setting, family appeal, and a diverse curriculum, the weekend gathering is now one of the most sought-after within the region. Its sixth edition promises to continue its longstanding tradition of providing unparalleled artistic curation to Long Beach.