On April 20, KROQ announced the inaugural High & Mighty Festival scheduled for Aug. 5-6 at Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, Calif. The brainchild of Sublime with Rome and Dirty Heads, the two-day festival will feature headlining sets from both bands and performances by SOJA, Jurassic 5, Stick Figure, Tribal Seeds, Method Man & Redman, Ghostface Killah, Tech N9ne, and Chief Keef.
“I’ve been kicking around this idea for a while with Sublime With Rome and Dirty Heads to do our own thing,” said Mike “Cheez” Brown, High & Mighty co-producer and manager of both Sublime With Rome and Dirty Heads in a statement. “With Irvine Meadows closing, we knew Oak Canyon would be the perfect setting for something special for our fans here in Orange County. Come check it out, it’s going to be memorable.”
Produced by Brown, music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment, and Bill Hardie, High & Mighty Festival will feature two stages of music performances from top reggae, roots, hip-hop, and rock artists. Additional artists include Magic!, Murs, Ballyhoo!, King Lil G, and Custom with more artists to be announced.
“The secret is out!! Southern California, get ready for High & Mighty!!” said Rome Ramirez from Sublime With Rome in a statement. “This festival is extra special to us not only because it’s in our hometown, but because we’re partners in the event! We wanted to create something special for the fans that help make this music become as big as it has, and what better way to do that than to team up with KROQ and throw a massive festival in Orange County? So grab tickets and come celebrate with us!”
The festival will also include lifestyle vendors, carnival rides and games, and onsite activities in a lush scenic setting, tucked into the mountains of Southern California with Oak Canyon Park’s capacity reduced to 8,000 to ease traffic.
“We are excited to be putting on our own festival with artists that have influenced us in the past, artists that are influencing us now, and artists that we have come up with,” said Jared Watson from Dirty Heads in a statement. “Not only is the lineup insane, but we get to put on a show in our backyard. We get to show people the community that we’ve had the pleasure of being a part of and helping to build.”
Festival tickets go on sale April 21 at 10am at www.HighandMightyFest.com with single day tickets starting at $65. VIP packages are also available, including two separate options for meet and greets with Sublime with Rome or Dirty Heads going for $299.