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Foo Fighters surprised lucky fans last week with a set of deep cuts during the Cal Jam Pop-Up event at the Hollywood Palladium parking lot. And today Cal Jam 18 has confirmed the addition of laughs to the rock, with the announcement of the comedy tent line-up for Friday night and Saturday, accessible to only those with camping passes.

Friday, October 5th campers will enjoy the comedy tent’s line-up of Skyler Stone’s Comedy Rocks with Jamie Kennedy, Harland Williams, Skyler Stone, Brenton Biddlecombe and Carlie & Doni.

And then on Saturday, October 6th, the comedy tent will be stacked from 10am – 12pm with The Fresh Drunk Stoned Comedy Tour featuring Tim Hanlon, Matt Bellak, Franco Harris, Jerry Rocha, Forrest Shaw, Bryan Vokey, John Wynn and Brett Erickson.

The Cal Jam camping pass also includes entrance to the Friday Night Party with performances by Billy Idol, Bridget Everett, Mexrrissey, Cosmic Kahuna and surprises galore, plus VIP access to the rides and Foo Fighters museum. Saturday ticket holders will be able to purchase Friday Night Party tickets for $30 (plus taxes and fees).

Additionally, Cal Jam just announced festival rides that will be free to all ticket holders, including the iconic Ferris Wheel, the California Wave-Slide, and the terrifying Cliffhanger plus the perennially favorite games of Wack-A-Mole and Skee Ball.

General admission tickets are sold out. General Admission Lawn Only are still available at

For those not familiar with Cal Jam 18:

A year after the legendary debut weekend from which 30,000+ true rock believers have barely recovered… Cal Jam 18 is back for another weekend of joyful rock-n-roll abandon featuring 20+ bands on four stages this October 5-6, 2018. Promoted by Live Nation, the festival returns to Glen Helen Regional Park and Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA for an even more monolithic second incarnation of what the Los Angeles Times cited as the reason fans “come to music festivals: to feel connection and catharsis.”

The good times begin with the Friday night party on October 5th with punk legend Billy Idol. Also on the bill is the irrepressible Bridget Everett, and Mexico City’s Mexrrissey performing their set of Smiths and Morrissey cover songs in Spanish, Cosmic Kahuna, plus so much more.

On Saturday, October 6th, Cal Jam will continue last year’s tradition of a 12-hour rock extravaganza featuring Foo Fighters and their extended rock family: Last year saw the likes of Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Rick Astley, Dave Koz, Liam Gallagher and more joining the Foo Fighters on stage (yes, all during the same show). Foo Fighters will close the proceedings with one of their traditional rock marathons, bringing back what Forbes called “another great rock and roll party from the band who does them better than anyone else today.” And where last year’s inaugural festival was the beginning of the Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Tour, this year’s appearance brings it full circle as the tour’s final show in the L.A. area.

This year Foo Fighters will be have set themselves up to play after literally the single hardest act to follow in the history of live music: the legendary Iggy Pop. Iggy’s Cal Jam 18 performance will be an exclusive one-off reunion with the all-star Post Pop Depression band that backed him on the handful of shows played in support of the album of the same name, featuring Queens of The Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, Dean Fertita and Troy Van Leeuwen and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.

The incomparable Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D will bring ‘The Metal’ to the masses, and alternative icons Garbage will bring their powerhouse live show to the stage. Greta van Fleet will slay with their show stopping guitar riffs, and also joining the bill will be some of the best that rock and roll has to offer from around the world with the likes of Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, Krist Novoselic’s new band Giant In The Trees (fresh from an epic surprise encore with Foo Fighters at Safeco Field in Seattle—will the Cal Jam 18 crowd get another airing of “Molly’s Lips” with Krist and Dave? Or another song or songs?) , Slaves (UK), Gang of Youths, Black Mountain and more performing throughout the day. See full list below.

In addition to the overstuffed menu of shred and hilarity, the festival will include a number of activities open to attendees. Friday night campers will be treated to outdoor midnight movies and access to the water park. All ticket holders will be able to enjoy the site’s free carnival rides, the Rock-N-Roll museum, pop up record shop and a hillside full of flappy guys. Because we can. For those who are looking to imbibe in tasty eats and cold drinks, Cal Jam 18 offers a wide variety of curated food trucks, traditional festival food, and all sorts of delicious, delicious cold beer.

Friday, Oct. 5th:

Billy Idol, Bridget Everett, Mexrrissey, Cosmic Kahuna + More!

Saturday, Oct. 6th:

Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop with Post Pop Depression, Tenacious D, Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Black Mountain, Deer Tick, Gang Of Youths, Slaves (UK), Giant In The Trees, Metz, Yungblud, Thunderpussy, Anna Von Hausswolff, Fea, Kingfish + More!