New Order and Tears for Fears will headline the first Darker Waves Festival on November 18 in Huntington Beach, CA. Taking place oceanside at Huntington Beach City Beach at Huntington Street and Pacific Coast Highway, the new festival will feature three stages and performances from darkwave and new wave icons like The B-52’s, Echo and the Bunnymen, Soft Cell, Devo, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Psychedelic Furs, The Cardigans, X, Violent Femmes, and The English Beat, as well as newer voices in the genres such as Drab Majesty and Molchat Doma.
Fans who sign up for the festival SMS list at Darker Wave’s official website will receive an access code for the presale that will begin Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Any remaining tickets following the presale will go on sale to the general public later that day at 2 p.m. PT. Visit Darker Wave’s official website for more information here, and check out the lineup below.