Long-time heartthrob Kendra McKinley is pairing up with the infamous Olright for the official debut of Whiz Bang Operation. They’re close out the festival with a proper booty greuver set on the pool deck Sunday afternoon. Wailin’ Red is kicking off the main stage on Saturday, while Kyra closes out the day with some Saturday Night Fever shenanigans and the disco funk bae-squad.
Our San Diego faithfuls hosted a shindig at a friendly abode, in true do-it-ourselves fashion. The Havenauts, The Lulls, and Sean Fleming graced the stage, with homemade lasagna in the oven. Get the vibe with this review, by Roxane June.
Jungle Fire will be headling the event and closing out the mainstage on Saturday night, bringing their full band and the fuego latin twang. Supporting local artists Blue Summit & Getaway Dogs will be bringing their unique sounds as well. See inside for the full scoop.
Big Dan Talamantes is back with a sexy single, flush with flare and "so much cheese." While he's not usually one for ornamentation, this snowflake pulls out all the stops for his debut solo music video of his original track, A Deserved Blues.
Do It For The Love is partnering with DIO Fest 2018 as booth presenters and major contributors to our annual video project. We couldn't be more humbled to share our event with such an impactful and inspiring organization (founded by Sara Franti & Michael Franti). Learn more about DIFTL's mission and vision here...
William Tyler, the prodigy of Westfall, is gracing our corner of the mountain top this year, accompanied by Zeb Zaitz and Salt Suns. Check inside for a rundown of each of their sounds and wavelengths.
Willy Tea Taylor is making his debut at DIO Fest this year, in true California-folk fashion. Andrew Quist brought both his eloquence and his eye to this feature, having taken the photoes and drafted this in-depth dive into the ethos of the infamous Willy Tea.
Our homies at Alta will have that warm cup of joe to help kickstart your mornings during DIO. We're stoked to have the support of such conscious and considerate companies like Alta contributing to the festival each year. That, and their java is pretty darn good too...
DIO's longtime contributor, artist, and all around friend Alex Bice just released his debut album, Canyonlands. Dan gives a uniquely personable rundown of the record, as Dan was living with Alex while he performed, recorded, and produced the EP front to back.
Coco has been a staple supporter of the DIO mission for years now, having always made the effort to graciously vend her pottery at the festival. Her work has grown and blossomed quite a bit as of late, receiving national attention for her unique approach to glazework and nature inspired themes.