The Psycho California festival is taking place May 15-17 in Santa Ana, California, at The Observatory, and it’s loaded with big names in heavy music. Today, the festival announced its headliners: stoner-metal titans Sleep, doom-metal icons Pentagram (performing the entirety of First Daze Here), and post-metal outfit Cult of Luna. But the rest of the festival lineup looks pretty formidable as well. Other bands playing Psycho California include Earth, Kylesa, Russian Circles, Conan, Eyehategod, Om, Earthless, Indian, Pallbearer, Old Man Gloom, Cave In, Acid Witch, Tombs, Dead Meadow, Coffinworm, SubRosa, True Widow, Lord Dying, Atriarch, Bell Witch and Eagle Twin, among many others. There will also be DJ sets and between-set interludes by San Diego industrial artist Author & Punisher.
It’s going to be a burly, chemically enhanced good time, and tickets are now on sale as a three-day pass, or as a VIP pass, which comes with a signed screen print and other benefits.
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