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First wave of artists for Cal Jam 18 revealed

16 May 2018, 12:14 | Israel Caldwell

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Cal Jam 18 will also feature a Friday night party on October 5 headlined by Billy Idol. Visit and for more information.

Foo Fighters revived the festival a year ago and invited artists including Queens Of The Stone Age, Bob Mould and Royal Blood to take part.

The festival will take place on Saturday, 10/6 (with the Idol show the night before on 10/5). Dave Grohl and his band Foo Fighters are here to put your mind at ease.

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Also on the bill are the Jack Black-fronted purveyors of "The Greatest Song In The World" - Tenacious D and Shirley Manson-fronted alternative pop-rock icons Garbage, celebrating 20 years of their sophomore release Version 2.0. So will Australia's finest Gang Of Youths, along with Manchester Orchestra, Deer Tick, Metz, and Black Mountain. Once again, the Foo Fighters are headlining, and they go on right after an "exclusive one-off reunion" from the legendary Iggy Pop and his Post Pop Depression band, which features Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme & Troy Van Leeuwen, and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders.

In addition to the music, the festival also offers camping, midnight movies, and new this year, a dedicated comedy stage on Friday night, curated by comedian Tim Hanlon (aka Dave's cousin). Stay tuned for the full schedule to be announced!

Last year's version of the fest, Cal Jam 17, was received well - the Los Angeles Times noted that the MO of the weekend geared toward the audience being able to "feel connection and catharsis".

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