2018 Asbury Park Surf Music Festival Line-Up is Announced

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The 2018 Asbury Park Surf Music Festival line-up has officially been announced, and if you love surf music you’re going to get stoked by this year’s line-up.

The festival, which is celebrating it’s fifth year, takes place August 17-August 19 and will have events happening throughout Asbury Park. The line-up will feature more of an international flavor with bands coming in from Europe, and Canada.

The main event takes place on Saturday August 18, and it will take over Convention Hall in Asbury Park.

The music part of the festival (presented by Hi-Tide) will take place outdoors at The Anchor’s Bend, located on the North Beach section of Asbury’s legendary beach. It will be moved inside Convention Hall if there’s inclement weather (follow the festival’s social media for updates). The music begins at noon.

For tickets to the 2018 Asbury Park Surf Music Festival, click here.

The line-up will include:

Satan’s Pilgrims
The Madeira
Surfer Joe (Italy)
The Volcanics
Frankie & The Pool Boys
Black Flamingos
Les Agamemnonz (France)
The Men In Gray Suits (Canada)
Great White Caps
Professor Ouch (Host)
DJ Suffering Bastard

Check out this curated playlist to get a full feel for the music happening this year…

In addition to the music there will be multiple symposiums, demos, and other cool surf and tiki-related events. These will be announced in the coming months.

For now there will be a surf guitar symposium with “Surfer Joe” Lorenzo Valdambrini. He’ll be demoing products from Surfy Industries and DiPinto Guitars (a longtime sponsor of the festival).

There will be a cocktail symposium with Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en.

Tickets to the show are $22 in advance, $25 at the door.

Here are the other festival events happening during the week.

Friday August 17

Aloha Friday Happy Hour (The Kick-Off Party)
The Asbury Hotel (510 5th Avenue)
No Cover: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Music by DJ Devil Bat (Robbie from Black Flamingos & Plato Zorba)

Aloha Friday Pre-Party
The Anchors Bend (North Beach of Convention Hall)
No Cover: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Music by Ninth Wave and DJ C Cow of Ottobar’s Shrunken Head

Saturday August 18

APSMF Official After Party
The Anchors Bend (North Beach of Convention Hall)
Music by The Coffin Daggers, DJ Jukebox Jodi.
Go-Go by Ana Copacabana

Sunday August 19

Tiki Brunch
The Anchor’s Bend (North Beach of Convention Hall)
No Cover: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Music by Slowey & The Boats
Special Brunch Menu – All Ages Event

Hangover Pool Party
The Asbury Hotel (510 5th Avenue)
No Cover: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Music by The Surfrajettes (Canada), The Primitive Finks

APSMF Last Call Party
Little Buddy Hideaway (550 Cookman Avenue)
No Cover: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Music by DJ Hi-Tide & Friends

Some notes….

If you want to stay at The Asbury you can get an exclusive discounted rate with code APSMF2018 (3 night minumum stay).

Please note…

• The Anchor’s Bend does not allow outside food or drink, chairs or umbrellas
• Events listed as 21+ are STRICT with NO exceptions, including children
• Advance tickets are non-refundable


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