Leave it to the good folks that bring Mosswood Meltdown to Oakland’s Mosswood Park to keep the hits coming year after year. As if the return of legendary John Waters as host wasn’t enough reason to spend your July 1st and 2nd holiday weekend basking in the Northern California sun, the organizers have once again outdone themselves with an astonishing lineup that is sure to please. Mr. Waters knows exactly what he’s talking about when he says …

“Mosswood Meltdown is like a July 4th musical pyrotechnic display that explodes all on its own with slamming human cherry bombs, moshing punk-rock roman candles and scary screaming sparklers of every race and gender,” says Waters. “These are my people and I can’t wait to light the fuse on stage.”

Local punk heroes The Avengers will be joined by return favorites from years past Snooper (2022) and Quintron & Ms. Pussycat (2018). But wait, there’s more! How about Bratmobile’s first public performance in 20 years or Mika Miko’s first show in a decade!?!? And leave it to the MM crew to bring plenty of happy surprises with a bunch of rocking bands that you’ve probably never heard of and walk away wondering why. This is one is not to be missed!

Mosswood Meltdown 2023 Lineup
Le Tigre (1st Bay Area gig in 15 years)
Bratmobile (1st public performance in 20 years)
Gravy Train!!!! (Only gig in 2023)
Mika Miko (1st show in a decade)
ESG (1st appearance in Oakland, CA)
Tina & The Total Babes (Only gig in 2023)
The Rondelles (Only show in 2023)
J.J. Fad
Quintron & Ms. Pussycat
The Avengers
Morgan & the Organ Donors
Memo P.S.T
Ticket Prices
Weekend Pass – $129
VIP Weekend Pass $249
Pre-Parties & Afterparties pass $75