Bay Area edition of Breakaway Music Festival moves to smaller venue

Tycho performs at the 2018 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Photo: Mason Trinca/Special for The Chronicle

The first Bay Area edition of the multi-city Breakaway Music Festival is now set to take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, according to a Tuesday, Oct. 4 update from promoter Another Planet Entertainment.

The West Coast edition of the long-running festival was originally scheduled to take place at the Oakland Arena Grounds on October 14-15 – the same weekend Another Planet hosted its Treasure Island Music Festival before scrapping it in 2019 after a decade at its namesake location. Live music from electronic music stars Gryffin, Tycho, Louis the Child, Big Wild, Said the Sky and more are featured.

No reason was given for the change in location from the arena parking lot, which has a capacity of about 20,000, to the Bill Graham Civic, which holds 8,500. But the festival lineup and dates remain. the same.

The traveling festival offered five editions this year, each with a unique lineup, including stops at venues in Kansas, Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina. In each locality, producer Prime Social Group has partnered with local promoters to create a more curated experience.

Other artists headlining the local edition include Aluna, Bryce Vine, Droeloe, Frank Walker, Jonas Blue x Sam Feldt, Memba, Netsky, Snakehips, So Tuff So Cute, Whethan, Austin Millz, Jawns, Jon Casey , Kilamanzego, Laszewo. , Noodles, Pluko and Syence.

Two-day passes to Breakaway California, starting at $99, are available now at

Before California dates were announced earlier this year, organizers of the festival, which kicked off in Columbus, Ohio, in 2013, were primarily focused on bringing big names to the Midwest.

  • Aidin Vaziri

    Aidin Vaziri is the pop music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: Twitter: @MusicSF

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