It’s an election year and you know what that means—choices, choices, and more choices. But one non-election related choice that should be a no-brainer is whether or not to haul your ass out to the beach this weekend for the 3rd Annual DeLuna Fest.
Pensacola’s biggest beach party has gotten even bigger this year—with a superstar line-up that matches any other music festival around. Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Florence and the Machine, Twothirtyeight… the list goes on and on.
In addition to great music all weekend, the IN team is also looking forward to hanging out on the beach and enjoying the somewhat fall-like temperatures that are sure to show up by at least 6 p.m. Also on our weekend to-do list: eating at some of our favorite beach restaurants like Peg Leg Pete’s and Surf Burger and hopefully getting up early enough for breakfast at Native Cafe at least one day. And of course, you can’t forget the post-fest party scene at places like The Sandshaker, Bamboo Willie’s and The Islander rooftop with the Timberhawk boys. You’re bound to see a rockstar or two if you stay out late enough—just ask Seamas Hunt from Paddy O’Leary’s.
Once you’ve decided to rock out at the beach this weekend, you’ll still have some more choices to make—like Band of Horses or Kermit Ruffins? Seeing your football team or fill-in-the-blank band? So to help you out with those tough decisions, we’ve put together a pretty comprehensive guide with tons of interviews and staff picks. And because we honestly would hate for you to miss your favorite band or get lost looking for the beer tent, we’ve included an official festival map and schedule.
And don’t get too worried if you haven’t bought your ticket—you haven’t missed out on DeLuna Fest YET. Weekend passes and single day tickets will be available at the gate. So buy some extra sunscreen, start praying to the smartphone gods that yours actually works inside the Fest and get ready to rock the beach! We’ll see you out there!
Knock Knock—Band of Horses is Here
Romancing the Ghost
Paper Diamonds in the Sky
When Brothers Converge
A Moment with Motopony
No Need to Throw a Fitz
Biking to DeLuna
DeLuna Fest to Feature Football Lounge
We Have a Bone to Pick With You
After the Show It’s the After Party
Rebirth Brass Band
@Diplo – Random Ass White Dude Be Everywhere
Boots on the Beach
An Open Love Letter to the Foo Fighters
Locals on the Scene
Prep Smart and Pack Light