Last year, Goldenvoice’s Portola Festival made a newsworthy debut in San Francisco. Named after the Portola Festival of 1909, that marked the reopening of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake, last year symbolized the city’s reopening, once again, post-pandemic. This brand new experience with an electronic-leaning roster would enter the scene with a bang. Despite some logistical challenges throughout the weekend, an impressive lineup, a picturesque setting on the south end of the city, and large-scale production made for a grand inaugural edition.
After some funny and cryptic social media posts, Portola Festival returns to Pier 80 from September 30 – October 1 and today, unveiled its massive lineup. Portola Festival is letting us know they are not here to play with these heavy hitters. Headlining are none other than Eric Prydz with his visually spectacular HOLO production, and Skrillex, who both had historic performances at Coachella last month. Making a special guest appearance are Chris Lake and Armand Van Helden to throw down a b2b set.