Red Hot Chili Peppers, Garbage and The Offspring lead KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2023 line-up
The annual Los Angeles’ KROQ radio station fest will take place at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California on December 9. Other acts that are set to perform include Bleachers, Portugal. The Man, Cannons, Lovejoy, Bakar and The Beaches.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 3 at 12:00pm PT. Visit here for tickets. Proceeds from Almost Acoustic Christmas will raise funds for two Los Angeles-based youth-oriented organizations: Para Los Niños and the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center.
“KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas is a Southern California holiday tradition, and we’re excited to bring this year’s lineup back to the Kia Forum,” said Kevin Weatherly, senior vice president of programming of KROQ (per Daily Breeze). “Together, we’ll leverage the power of music to support Para Los Niños and Al Wooten Jr. Heritage – two local charities doing essential work to make a difference in the lives of our youth.”
Created in 1989 and formerly knowns as the KROQ Christmas Bash, Almost Acoustic Christmas returned last year after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 edition featured performances from Imagine Dragons, The Black Keys, Death Cab For Cutie, Jimmy Eat World, Yungblud, Måneskin, The Interrupters and Wet Leg. Yeah Yeah Yeahs were scheduled to play but ended up pulling out due to guitarist Nick Zinner getting pneumonia. The band’s slot was replaced by Social Distortion.
In other festival news, The first wave of acts have been announced for HellFest 2024, with Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, Royal Blood and Megadeth topping the bill.