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WEST COAST WEEKENDER RELEASES 2018 LINE UP

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Get tickets here! http://www.westcoastweekender.net/2017/09/27/wcw2018year3/

Headliners include long awaited San Diego performances by CASSY, Bamboozle from Soul Clap, King Britt, Hyenah, Demuir, and Eli Escobar.

Get ready for another high-octane weekend in San Diego, May 3-6! A celebration of music, dance, and culture in Southern California, the music conference and festival is blossoming right alongside San Diego’s incredible cultural renaissance. With nearly half of attendees coming from out of town, the West Coast Weekender audience rings in a truly one-of-a-kind vibe. The influx of activity—plus the San Diego underground community’s enthusiasm—creates an infectious, old school energy that’s of another era.

Festivities kick off Thursday afternoon at the iconic Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, right at the junction of San Diego’s hip University Heights and North Parkdistricts and just minutes from the festival grounds. Start your day with brunch and poolside entertainment sponsored by Stoli Vodka. Panel discussions, Ableton workshops, and yoga sessions will be offered throughout the weekend. In between, immerse yourself in art, house, and drum and bass at Balboa Park’s multi-cultural and eclectic Worldbeat Cultural Center.

This year West Coast Weekender 2018 will also be supported by Traxsource, a unique electronic music store created and curated by DJs with decades of experience in the music industry.

Thurs May 3
Lafayette Hotel 3pm – Close

Mark di Meo . Del . DJ Ala. Eric Groove. Marshall Jones .

Fri May 4
Lafayette Hotel 11am – 5pm
Worldbeat Center 5pm to Close

Hyenah . Doc Martin (Sublevel Live ft Lillia) . Eli Escobar . Hector Romero . David Harness .
Oscar P . Cris Herrera . DJ Mes . Urulu . Adam Gibbons . Red Sonya . Alien Tom .
Mikeytown . Matthew Brian . Bumpy Nuggets . Francisco Moreno . Vinh Sol .

Sat May 5
Lafayette Hotel 11am – 5pm
Worldbeat Center 5pm to Close

Cassy . Bamboozle from Soulclap . Demuir . Eric Medina . Garva . MC Ridda . Paluka .
Rebellion . Masha . Caliparis . Andrew Wilkinson . Chrysocolla . Arielle Z . Drummer John .
Coflo . Evlo . DiscoSupreme . Full D&B Line Up TBA .

Sun May 6
Lafayette Hotel 11am – Close

King Britt . Nickodemus . Fred Everything . Julius Papp . Master Kev . Sunlightsquare .
DJ Kincaid . Cole Vassallo . Nimbus . Chris Annibell . WhoDaHell .

Monday May 7
Lafayette Hotel 11am – Close

Pool Party / Line Up TBC

West Coast Weekender | San Diego

West Coast Weekender brought some heavy hitters to Spin Night Club and Balboa Park’s World Beat Center for a three day music conference in San Diego, CA (May 13th- 15th). This event was curated for music fanatics. Sprinkled throughout the crowd music lovers from all corners of the United States of House made an appearance! From New York to SF over 3,000 people attended this three day festival. Headlining the event were DJ legends such as Doc Martin, Miguel Migs, Rich Medina, Manik, Friction and many more. Meanwhile United By Bass/SD Union brought that special bump for those bass heads out there. West Coast Weekender showcased top talent and shined a spotlight on the underground sound of local San Diegan artists.

The drinks at West Coast were a bit on the expensive side, but in all fairness the ticket prices were very reasonable (starting @ 2 day $60, 3 day @ $89.99)for three days of quality music. Friday night kicked of at Spin with local San Diego talent. Saturday and Sunday the festival transitioned to the World Beat Center located on the grounds of Balboa Park. The World Beat center was the perfect stage for this event. The presence of indigenous Hispanic culture was felt through the murals which decorated the walls and the circular architecture of the building made for a great dance floor. Manik summoned forth the dopeness and let it fall on hungry ears Saturday Night. Doc Martin did his thing as usual, making it easy to understand why he's a legend. Sunny Sunday was a bit quiet during the day but the turnout was thick as Miguel Migs took the stage and kept it going.

In addition to the festivities, there were yoga seminars, panel discussions, and workshops for three day ticket holders who wanted to get a little something extra. Some of the notable workshops were Music For Positive Social Change, Moderated by Lauren Segal, Give A Beat. Brand Builders:  Record Labels, Event Promoters, Social Media Moderated By Asya Shein, Fusicology. And Songwriter’s workshop - Song-Writing, Producing, Remixing, Publishing Moderated By Jim Tremayne, DJ Times.

The house scene in San Diego needed a breath of fresh air and that’s what Oscar and Jessica Poche (I’ll House You, Media Services NYC) brought this past weekend. West Coast was an intimate music event, but the energy and sound was equivalent to any of those larger festivals out there.