New Order and Tears For Fears will headline the inaugural Darker Waves Festival on November 18, 2023 in Huntington Beach, CA. Taking place oceanside at Huntington Beach City Beach at Huntington Street and Pacific Coast Highway, the brand-new festival will debut with legendary new wave performances from over 30 bands across three stages including The B-52’sEcho and the Bunnymen, Soft Cell, Devo, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Psychedelic Furs, The Cardigans, X, Violent Femmes, Molchat Doma, The English Beat, She Wants Revenge and more. 

Fans can sign up now for the festival SMS list at to receive an access code for the presale that will begin Friday, June 23 at 10 AM PT. Any remaining tickets following the presale will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 23 at 2 PM PT. GA, GA+, VIP, and Ultimate VIP Tickets will be available, with layaway payment plans starting at $19.99 down.

VIP Tickets include preferred viewing areas, a dedicated entry lane at the festival entrance, air-conditioned restrooms, charging stations, festival re-entry and more. Ultimate VIP Tickets include all mentioned VIP amenities plus access to unobstructed, elevated views of both main stages with lounge seating and a private bar, dedicated VIP concierge and more. Ultimate VIP ticket holders will also receive vouchers for one complimentary locker to store personal items, one meal to enjoy from exclusive food options in the Ultimate VIP Lounge, three complimentary beverages, and a Darker Waves Festival t-shirt. | Festival Season