Long Beach Music Scene: Music Tastes Good Festival Announces Headliners New Order, James Blake

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Photo by Marc T. Kallweit. Above: concert goers attend last year’s Music Tastes Good festival.

Music Tastes Good, Long Beach’s homegrown festival founded by the late and great Joshua Fischel, has announced part of its 2018 lineup.

Taking over Marina Green Park, the home of Pride and other huge events, headliners represent some of the best of England, with post-punk staple New Order  taking over Saturday, September 29, and Englishman James Blake—a Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar fave—taking over on Sunday, September 30.

The lineup announcement includes:

Saturday, September 29:

Broken Social Scene, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Lil B, Princess Nokia, Blake Mills, Big Thief, Cherry Glazerr, Oliver Tree, Shame, Los Master Plus, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, NO BS! Brass Band, Radiolistener: Tribute to Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, Feels, Forest of Tongue, Neighbor Lady, Black Noise, Haunted Summer, Manuel The Band

Sunday, September 30:

The Black Angels, Parquet Courts, The Church, Lizzo, Sun Kil Moon, Bill Callahan, Hollie Cook, Hailu Mergia, Ezra Furman, Ladama, The Blow, De Lux, Ethio Cali, B.A.G. (Blimes x Gifted Gab), Fling, Baum, Hana Vu, Asi Fui, NO BS! Brass Band

Tickets are on sale now at musictastesgood.com

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 16 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.