KAABOO Del Mar announces daily schedule and single-day tickets

The 2018 edition of KAABOO Del Mar was the first to sell out in advance in the history of the festival, which debuted here in 2015.
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The festival, featuring Dave Matthews Band and Mumford & Sons, will celebrate its fifth year with debut of USAA ticket discounts for U.S. military members


KAABOO Del Mar has announced its 2019 daily performance schedule, along with the Thursday start of single-day ticket sales for this year’s edition and — for the first time in the event’s history — discounted “pre-sale” ticket options for members of the U.S. military.

Three-day passes, which went on sale March 21, are still available for the upscale music, comedy, food and drink festival Sept. 13-15 at the Del Mar Racetrack and adjacent fairgrounds. Since its launch here in 2015, the festival has expanded with the debut of KAABOO Cayman last year and the debut of KAABOO Texas in May.

The Sept. 13 KAABOO Del Mar lineup will be headlined by Kings of Leon, Maren Morris and a special collaboration by Snoop Dogg and Wu-Tang Clan. They will be followed on Sept. 14 by a roster of performers topped by the Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas and OneRepublic.

The festival concludes Sept. 15 with a bill headed by Mumford & Sons, Duran Duran and Sheryl Crow, who will release what she says is the final studio album of her career, “Threads,” on Aug. 30. The festival’s complete daily lineup appears below.

Three-day Ultimate Hang passes — KAABOO’s most exclusive and expensive three-day VIP ticket option at $20,000 each — are already sold out.

Three-day Hang Loose general admission passes currently are priced at $339, plus service charges. Three-day Hang Five and Hang Ten VIP passes are currently priced at $919 and $3,999 each, respectively.

Hang Five passes include “premium stage viewing; exclusive culinary options for purchase; private restrooms; access to the Amplify Escape lounge featuring private artist performances; and more.” Hang Ten passes include all the features of the Hang Five passes, plus “access to onstage viewing; exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities with KAABOO performers; complimentary beverages and food; golf cart access; and more.”

New this year is an “exclusive three-day military-only pre-sale for single-day” passes, along with military discounts for three-day passes. These deals begin today at 7 a.m. and run through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

They are being offered through KAABOO’s new partnership with USAA, which is being billed as the festival’s “Official Bank & Military Appreciation Partner.” The financial services company will host a “USAA House” at the festival for all active military, veterans and their families.

Prices during the three-day military pre-sale are $95 for single-day tickets, $179 for Hang Loose passes, $676 for three-day Hang Five passes and $265 for single-day Hang Five passes. The discounts offered through USAA will continue after Thursday, with the caveat that “the largest ticket discounts will be offered during the exclusive three-day military ticket pre-sale window.”

Discounted passes will also be available to non-military KAABOO attendees, starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. Single-day Hang Loose passes will be on sale for $115, while three-day Hang Five passes will cost $319. Those prices will rise to $129 and $359, respectively, after midnight on July 28, “or sooner if supplies sell out.”

All tickets are available through the festival’s website at:

Gwen Stefani is shown performing with No Doubt at the first edition of KAABOO Del Mar in 2015.
(Photo by Chadd Cady / San Diego Union-Tribune))

2019 KAABOO Del Mar performance schedule

Friday, Sept. 13

Kings of Leon, Maren Morris, Snoop Dogg + Wu-Tang Clan, Reo Speedwagon, The Cult, Boyz II Men, Silversun Pickups, Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness, Plain White T’s, Vintage Trouble, Grizfolk, J. Human

Amplify Escape Lounge performances by Tori Kelly and Hailey Whitters

Comedy performances by Pete Holmes & Friends, Kevin Smith, Cristela Alonzo, Cameron Esposito

Saturday, Sept. 14

Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, OneRepublic, Bryan Adams, Sublime With Rome, Squeeze, Switchfoot, Cheat Codes, Keunig, Badflower, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Blind Melon, Mix Master Mike, Laine Hardy, The Artisanals, The Gooms, Suckerbox

Amplify Escape Lounge performances by Chevy Metal, Tim Reynolds, Sir, Please

Comedy performances by Bert Kreischer, Jimmy O. Yang, Tig Notaro, Tom Green

Sunday, Sept. 15

Mumford & Sons, Duran Duran, Sheryl Crow, The Revivalists, The Bangles, Colbie Caillat, Lifehouse, Toots & The Maytals, Cash Cash, Xavier Rudd, Alex Benjamin, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Con Brio, Des Rocs, Perta, Walden, Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls

Amplify Escape Lounge performances by The Bacon Brothers, Trevor Daniel, DJ Ricky For Real

Comedy performances by Wayne Brady, Bob Saget, Jen Kirkman, Taylor Tomlinson