Sad Summer Festival 2023 Presented by Journeys and Converse will make its fourth trek across the US this summer for a total of 16 national shows produced by Live Nation. This summer’s lineup, headlined by Taking Back Sunday features daily sets from some of the tour’s returning veterans as well as marks the debut of other artists to the tour.
With the resurgence of the emo music scene, fans have come to rely on the Sad Summer Fest lineup to provide their seasonal dose of live music from their favorite artists, and the Sad Summer team has been more than happy to provide the space for that. “We are very proud to have made it to year FOUR of Sad Summer. We believe the bill this year will take the tour and experience to a new level. Thanks to all of our loyal fans who have helped grow this brand with us; we see you.” – Sad Summer Fest Management Team
Making their Sad Summer Fest debut, Taking Back Sunday is set to headline this year’s festival in its entirety. “We’re very excited to get back on the road. It’s going to be great spending the summer playing shows with old friends and making new ones. Most of all, we can not wait to start playing these new songs for everyone!” – John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday
The Maine will make their return to Sad Summer Fest – having been a part of two previous summers – including the inaugural year of the fest back in 2019. “For some reason the past year has felt like one long winter to me. Not that I haven’t enjoyed the hibernation, but I think it’s time my body absorbed some vitamin D and my ears devoured some Taking Back Sunday. And the very best place for both of those things will be at Sad Summer ’23. So crawl out of that cave, apply the zinc oxide and let’s f**king rip.” – John O’Callghan of The Maine
The Sad Summer Fest 2023 daily lineup is completed by the likes of Hot Mulligan, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, Daisy Grenade, Sincere Engineer and Cliffdiver. The festival is excited to welcome special guests LS Dunes, Head Automatica, Motion City Soundtrack and Andrew McMahon on select dates.
FEATURING TAKING BACK SUNDAY, THE MAINE, PVRIS, HOT MULLIGAN, MOM JEANS, STAND ATLANTIC, DAISY GRENADE, SINCERE ENGINEER AND CLIFFDIVER
SPECIAL GUESTS ON SELECT DATES INCLUDING LS DUNES, ANDREW MCMAHON, HEAD AUTOMATICA, MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK