We’re just ONE WEEK AWAY from this year’s world famous KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta! Taking place this year in Carson at the Stubhub Center! This year’s SOLD OUT festival includes acts from Lorde, Incubus, Imagine Dragons, Paramore, Cage The Elephant, 311, Lana Del Rey, Dreamcar, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Judah & The Lion, New Politics and The Revivalists – what a massive line-up!
KROQ’s Weenie Roast was founded all the way back in 1993 and has since been held annually in June. This is the first year the StubHub Center will be hosting the event, which took place every year (all twenty-three previous Weenie Roasts, except 2000 which was held at the Edison International Field) at the late and great iconic Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (which closed it’s doors in October of last year but lives on in all of our hearts).
What can you expect from the Weenie Roast y Fiesta? Complimentary sombreros for one, it’s not called ‘y Fiesta’ for nothing.. But that’s not all! In 2015 the festival held their first annual “Pan Toss” — and no, we don’t mean skillets. During DJ Jeremiah Red’s party set, the KROQ team blasted fans with tasty baked goods (Mexican pan, those delicious pastries) and those on the dance floor LITERALLY ate it up!
Previous line-ups have included some of the most influential artists to this day — Gin Blossoms, Stone Temple Pilots, The Violent Femmes, Green Day, The Ramones, Rancid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, Blink 182, Metallica, My Chemical Romance, Motley Crue, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy… you get the idea.
This year Incubus returns for the fifth year (their first appearance was back in 2000), Paramore returns for their first time since 2010, Cage The Elephant played back-to-back (to-back) in 2009-2011 and returns this year alongside newcomers such as Lorde, Andrew McMahon and Lana Del Rey.
At a glance, it can seem overwhelming, we know! Set-times have yet to be released (we’re still one week away), but we assure you there will be a way to pack everything in your day, don’t worry!
So, what do you prepare? We’ve compiled some quick tips to help while we count the hours to this exciting festival:
If the rules follow in suite to the previous years: pack your swimsuit! Wearing your swimmies as part of your ensemble is a great way to beat the heat! Also, fans are allowed one gallon of food in a clear plastic bag (cut up fruit is a GREAT way to stay hydrated and refreshed).
Unlike previous years – there will be no lawn section, so there’s no need for lawn chairs, beach towels, blankets, coolers… keep the picnicking items to a minimum!
California weather can be a bit tricky, be sure to wear layers of clothing that can be taken on and off and be packed away easily!
Wear comfortable shoes – duh! No need to elaborate here. As much as we all secretly love the comfort of Crocs, try to avoid them (they were included on the prohbited list of Irvine Meadows and may not be the best idea to try and wear inside StubHub’s center).
Withdrawal cash in advance – but not too much! Nothing is worse than losing a ton of money (or valuables) at an event. Similarly, no one wants to wait in long lines at the ATM (or bathrooms, or concessions), so to try and eliminate that, prepare ahead!
GRAB SUNSCREEN! It seems like a no-brainer, but trust us. You’ll want to pack the SPF 80 and lots of it! Take it from a regular-festival-goer. We attended the iHeartradio Daytime Village in Vegas last year, continuously applied sunscreen and STILL headed home with massive burns across our arms, legs AND back! It was the exact opposite of fun. So be sure to pack sunscreen (in lotion form, since many venues prohibit the spray-on kind) and remember to keep applying!
Baby wipes – you’ll thank us. In addition to a small container of hand sanitizer, we love packing a few baby wipes in a zip-lock bag… because festivals can be messy. Be ready to tackle anything.
Phone charger – not a necessity, but they’re nice to have. Don’t have one? Don’t worry! StubHub center has charging lockers – but we’re willing to bet that’ll be an added line you’ll have to wait in to juice up.
Stay hydrated – especially if you’re planning to drink alcohol! Nothing sucks more than being in the California sun and feeling feeble and dehydrated. And no one wants to spend their Weenie Roast in the First Aide center, missing out on all the fun!
Most importantly? Be prepared to have fun. We know it sounds silly, and even a bit cliche, but KROQ’s Weenie Roast y Fiesta is one of the year’s first Summer Festival… and what better way to kick off the festival season than this unforgettable line-up in Los Angeles?