Shawheen is a whirling dervish of gleeful offerings. With renaissance flair and an eye for all things delicate and delicious, his approach to documentation is pure electricity. Watching him grind is almost more enchanting than the images themselves. Well, almost…Read More
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Kelly behind the lens is one of our favorite things. Hopefully yours as well, seeing as quite a many of us happened upon her studio last DIO Fest. See the full gallery within…Read More
Even with all the words and ways of the world, it’s still impossible to fully sum up our appreciation for everyone who contributed to DIO Fest 2018. In any case, here’s a modest attempt…Read More
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.Read More
Halibut for Humanity has been bringin' the fresh fish for our premier mountaintop taco bar for years. The entirety of the profits from their events go to fund scholarship programs, and they serve up quality grub for an invaluable mission, all with a smile.Read More
In addition to performing, Emily Afton will be hosting a swab party at DIO Fest 2018! This is to help combat blood cancer and other blood-related disorders. Learn more about the cause and how you can help here.Read More
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...Read More
The final stage schedule is here! Peep the set time rundown and start planning your daily dose of decibels and debauchery.Read More
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...Read More
Kelly is an OG of the DIO-scene, having been the chief photog at the festival. She's taken most everyone's most favorite portraits, and we're beyond grateful for her joining us each year.Read More
This will be Emily's second time performing at DIO Fest, and we couldn't be more stoked to have her as a special announcement. In addition to rocking our amphitheater, she'll also be hosting a swab drive to combat blood cancer and other blood disorders. Learn more about this here.
Emily Afton’s voice is transporting. Powerful, and emotive, Emily delivers her soul to you in the form of nostalgic indie-pop songs - with dark ribbons of folk and electronica interwoven. Solo or with her band, Afton aims to snatch your heart with her live performance playing haunting vocal-driven narratives in the style of Fiona Apple followed by heavy synths and uptempo dance tracks that can turn an aloof audience dancing. Last fall one of her performances did just this for Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins, who promptly asked her to join their U.S. tour as the opening band. An inspired Afton quickly returned home to finish her debut full-length album.
ARCHETYPE [album], released in September 2016, and has been called an indie-pop explosion from "an artist who is clearly on an ascent" (Pure Volume). The episodic debut LP, co-produced by David Earl and Lila Rose reveals a new edge and depth to the once sweet singer-songwriter's music. ARCHETYPE laces together stories of an artist discovering both the sonic and emotional worlds and ghosts that exist within us all.
Emily and her band have spent the bulk of 2017 touring ARCHETYPE across the U.S., while beginning the clockwork for their next musical release (coming 2018).
Mikey Whalen has been up on the hill with us for years now. We couldn't be more stoked to have him kicking off the main stage on Saturday.Read More