KAABOO Del Mar announces 2018 daily performance times. Katy Perry or Robert Plant?

Katy Perry, who headlines the closing day of next month’s KAABOO Del Mar festival, is shown performing at the 2015 NFL Super Bowl halftime show in Glendale, Ariz.
(Photo by Michael Conroy/AP)

The performance times for the 2018 KAABOO Del Mar festival, which takes place Sept. 14-16 at the Del Mar Racetrack and adjacent fairgrounds, have been announced.

The upscale music, comedy, food and drink festival is being headlined this year by Foo Fighters, Post Malone and Craig Ferguson (Sept. 14), Imagine Dragons, Earth Wind & Fire and Iliza Shlesinger (Sept. 15), and Katy Perry, Robert Plant and Judd Apatow & Friends (Sept. 16).

Plant and Perry’s Sept. 16 sets will overlap, although it is unclear how many fans of the former Led Zeppelin singer will feel conflicted about missing Perry — or vice versa. Either way, anyone hoping to hear Perry and Plant join forces on stage for a mash-up of, say, Led Zeppelin’s “Going to California and Perry’s “California Gurls” will likely have to wait for another opportunity.

On Sept. 14, the performances by Foo Fighters and Post Malone will overlap, while the Sept. 15 headlining sets by Imagine Dragons and Earth, Wind & Fire will also overlap.

The scheduling appears designed to prevent overcrowding at either of the festival’s two largest stages during concurrent performances by the biggest-drawing acts — if not also to draw younger attendees to one stage and older attendees to another.

Tickets for KAABOO range from $149, plus service charges, per day for a single-day Hang Loose general admission pass to $319, plus service charges, for a three-day Hang Loose pass.

Hang Five VIP passes range from $399, plus service charges, for a one-day Friday pass to $1,399, plus service charges, for a three day Hang Five + package.

Three-day Hang Ten VIP packages, for which prices start at $3,799, plus service charges, are sold out.

Three-day Ultimate Hang passes — priced at $15,000 each — are still available, but “only a few” remain, according to the festival website.

Passes are available online at

New this year is the Katy Perry Cares Pass program, which offers entry to the festival starting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 16 to “exclusively see Katy Perry perform.”

A portion of the proceeds from all Katy Perry Cares passes sold will benefit the nonprofit MusiCares, which helps musicians in need and is a division of the Recording Academy, under whose auspices the annual Grammy Awards are held. Perry has received 13 Grammy nominations to date.

Katy Perry Cares passes are priced at $89 each, plus service charges. They are available online at

KAABOO Del Mar Daily Schedule 2018

Friday, Sept. 14

Sunset Cliffs Stage

The Spencer Lee Band 3:30–4:25 p.m.

Jimmy Eat World 4:55-5:55 p.m.

Halsey 6:25-7:55 p.m.

Foo Fighters 8:25-9:55 p.m.

MGM Resorts Grandview Stage

Everclear 1:55-2:40 p.m.

Nelly 3:10-4:10 p.m.

Gucci Mane 4:40-5:40 p.m.

Incubus 6:10-7:25 p.m.

Post Malone 7:55-9:25 p.m.

BMW Encinitas Stage

courtship. 1:35-2:05 p.m.

The English Beat 2:35-3:35 p.m.

The Zombies 4:05-5:05 p.m.

Tower of Power 5:35-6:45 p.m.

Blondie 7:15-8:45 p.m.

Humor Me Stage

Erik Griffin 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Nikki Glaser 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Tom Papa 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Craig Ferguson 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Virgin Produced Tourmaline Stage

Diego’s Umbrella 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Hunter & The Dirty Jacks 2:45-3:15 p.m.

Sitting On Stacy 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Charlie Overbey 5:15-5:45 p.m.

Katie Toupin 6:45-7:15 p.m.

San Pelegrino Palate Stage

Aaron Caddel & Rene Montelongo of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse 2:45-3:20 p.m.

Tom Papa 3:35-4:15 p.m.

Richard Blais 4:45-5:40 p.m.

Michelle Bernstein 5:50-6:45 p.m.

Wet Republic Bask

DJ C-Riz 2:40-3:10 p.m.

Knock 2 4:10-4:40 p.m.

Cheyenne Giles 5:40-6:10 p.m.

Erick Diaz 7:25-7:55 p.m.

Bai Silent Disco

DJ Murphi Kennedy 9:55-11:10 p.m.

DJ Will Hernandez 11:10 p.m.-12:25 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Sunset Cliffs Stage

FITNESS 12:40-1:40 p.m.

SWMRS 2:10-3:10 p.m.

Robert DeLong 3:40-4:40 p.m.

Stone Temple Pilots 5:10-6:25 p.m.

N.E.R.D 6:55-7:55 p.m.

Imagine Dragons 8:25-9:55 p.m.

MGM Resorts Grandview Stage

CVBZ 12:15-1:00 p.m.

Soul Asylum 1:25-2:25 p.m.

Bebe Rexha 3:05-3:45 p.m.

Big Boi 4:25-5:25 p.m.

Billy Idol 5:55-7:25 p.m.

Earth, Wind & Fire 7:55-9:25 p.m.

BMW Encinitas Stage

Raelee Nikole 12:05-12:35 p.m.

Emily Warren 1:05-1:50 p.m.

Better Than Ezra 2:20-3:20 p.m.

The Wailers 3:50-4:50 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge 5:20-6:30 p.m.

CAKE 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Humor Me Stage

Orny Adams, with Ari Mannis 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Louie Anderson 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Whitney Cummings 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Craig Robinson 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Iliza Shlesinger 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Virgin Produced Tourmaline Stage

Creature Canyon 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Oblivion Her Majesty 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Mamafesta 2:40-3:10 p.m.

Ray Goren 3:50-4:20 p.m.

Shane Hall 5:00-5:30 p.m.

The National Parks 6:10-6:40 p.m.

Stealing Oceans 7:30-8:00 p.m.

San Pellegrino Palate Stage

Ryan Gilbert 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Joe Sasto III 2:15-2:55 p.m.

Troy Johnson 3:10-3:50 p.m.

Marc Forgione 4:15-5:00 p.m.

Wet Republic Bask

DJ Bryan Kato 1:00-1:25 p.m.

Erick Diaz 2:25-3:05 p.m.

FOMO 3:45-4:25 p.m.

Cheyenne Giles 5:25-5:55 p.m.

DJ Byrd 7:25-7:55 p.m.

Bai Silent Disco

DJ Will Hernandez 9:55-11:10 p.m.

DJ Murphi Kennedy 11:10 p.m.-12:25 a.m.

Sunday Sept. 16

Sunset Cliffs Stage

Elise Trouw 12:25-1:00 p.m.

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors 1:30-2:15 p.m.

TLC 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Wiz Khalifa 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Katy Perry 7:30-9:05 p.m.

MGM Resorts Grandview Stage

David Francisco 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Chelsea Cutler 12:45-1:30 p.m.

Quinn XCII 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The All-American Rejects 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Alice In Chains 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters 7:00-8:30 p.m.

BMW Encinitas Stage

Bay Ledges 12:00-12:45 p.m.

Elvin Bishop 1:25-2:25 p.m.

Candlebox 3:00-4:00 p.m.

War 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Jewel 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Humor Me Stage

Pauly Shore 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Kevin Nealon 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Judd Apatow & Friends 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Virgin Produced Tourmaline Stage

L.A. Edwards 11:50-12:20 p.m.

Vista Kicks 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Tall Heights 2:10-2:40 p.m.

Sweet Tooth 3:20-3:50 p.m.

Boulevards 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Sully 5:40-6:20 p.m.

San Pellegrino Palate Stage

Evan Estrada 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Jessica Koslow 1:45-2:30 p.m.

Brian Malarkey 3:10-3:50 p.m.

Daniela Soto-Innes 4:15-5:00 p.m.

Ludo Lefebvre 5:00-5:45 p.m.

Wet Republic Bask

Erick Diaz 12:15-12:45 p.m.

FOMO 1:30-2:00 p.m.

DJ Murphi Kennedy 3:00-3:30 p.m.

DJ Will Hernandez 4:45-5:15 p.m.

Cheyenne Giles 6:30-7:00 p.m.

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