Live music is good for the soul, and with the shimmering Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, it sings to the hearts of both beat and beach lovers alike. And Huntington City Beach is an epic outdoor venue for concerts in the sand. The Afterburner Music Festival is an epic two-night festival held right on the sand and is the official after-party for the Pacific Airshow.
[NOTE: Last year's inaugural Afterburner Music Festival was a huge success bringing music back to Huntington City beach for the first time in nearly a decade. It was an incredible addition to Pacific Airshow weekend that delivered a much needed (post-covid) boost to our local small businesses, including our great restaurants, hotels and beyond. We’d like to thank everyone who came out to support this inaugural event! Unfortunately, delays in obtaining the required approvals have resulted in our decision to postpone the next edition of Afterburner until 2023. We have every intention of bringing Afterburner back in 2023 as a key part of the overall family-friendly festival that includes Pacific Airshow, which has become the most attended Airshow in the USA. We hope, with the support of City Leadership, that we can continue to deliver this event in Huntington Beach and deliver positive results for our residents and businesses. Pacific Airshow delivers over USD $100 Million Dollars in economic impact to Huntington Beach each year based on an independent study conducted in 2019 by Destination Analytics. With the addition of Pacific Airshow Gold Coast launching in Australia next year, Pacific Airshow is now the only Airshow in the world with two editions and poised for significant growth. We look forward to seeing you in Huntington Beach Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022 for what will be another incredible edition of Pacific Airshow! For more information, please visit www.pacificairshow.com.]
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1. Afterburner Festival Lineup
Friday October 1, 2021
Saturday October 2, 2021
Plus, an aerial jump performance. Witness a spectacular night-time jump routine by Red Bull Air Force in between acts at Afterburner Music Festival.
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Afterburner Music Festival offer a general admission, VIP tickets, and a weekend passes.
Purchase your tickets today
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3. Venue Map & Information
The Afterburner Music Festival in Huntington Beach is located in Huntington City Beach, CA on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) between Twin Dolphin Dr. & Beach Blvd.
Huntington City Beach
21529 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(across the street from the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach)
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There are many self-parking options in Huntington Beach, and they are on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend getting to the event early to secure a parking spot or walk, bike, Uber, Lyft, etc. Check out our parking guide today.
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5. Set Times
Performances start with Afterburner's opening DJ around 4:00 PM each night, and conclude around 9:30 PM each night.
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6. COVID-19 Guidelines
Afterburner Music Festival is complying with all mandated federal, state, and local health requirements. Proof of vaccination is not required to attend this event nor is a required face mask regardless of vaccination status.
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7. Times Doors Open
Gates for the Afterburner Music Festival will open around 4:00 PM on Friday & Saturday night with performances ending around 9:30 PM each night.
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8. Food & Drink
Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the festival venues. The event is cashless, so please bring your credit cards. We recommend that all attendees with food restrictions eat before the show. Photo ID will be required for guests wishing to purchase alcohol.
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9. ADA Viewing
Huntington Beach is one of the most accessible beaches in Southern California.
ADA Viewing is available within the General Admission area at Afterburner Music Festival, and tickets are required. ADA viewing is also available in the VIP lounge in the VIP area. Seating in the VIP lounge is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All guests must have a VIP ticket in order to enter this area. Wheelchair access ramps are available throughout the event venue.
Please note: Transportation to/from your vehicle to/around the festival is not provided. This event is standing-room only (excluding a few seating areas throughout the venue), and attending the show can be physically demanding. Everyone should make sure they are prepared to safely attend a live music festival at the beach.
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For frequently asked questions, please click here.