Gang Of Youths to represent Australia at Foo Fighters’ wild Cal Jam fest

Written by Tyler Jenke on 15th May, 2018
Gang Of Youths to represent Australia at Foo Fighters’ wild Cal Jam fest

Gang Of Youths have been named as the only Australian act heading over to play at the Foo Fighters’ absolutely stacked Cal Jam 18 festival.

You might remember how last year, Dave Grohl and his merry band of musicmakers announced their new album, Concrete & Gold, by releasing the first lineup of their very own music festival.

With a lineup the featured the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, Cage The Elephant, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, The Kills, Japandroids, Bob Mould, and more, it was a truly wild musical experience. Now, the group are doing it all over again.

Yes, announced today, the Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam festival is returning for its 2018 edition this October, meaning that we might now have another huge international fest to add to our musical bucket lists.

Featuring the likes of recent stagemate Billy Idol, in addition to Iggy Pop with Post Pop Depression, Tenacious D, Garbage, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, and much more, this is undoubtedly set to be one huge musical gathering. But of course, since we live in a country that consistently produces amazing musicians, there’s one local act getting in on the action.

Handpicked by the Foo Fighters themselves, Gang Of Youths have continued their world-beating success by being chosen for this stunning lineup at Cal Jam 18.

Gang Of Youths have been going from strength to strength in recent times, following the release of their second album, Go Farther In Lightness, and having become only the third artist to place three times in the top ten of a Hottest 100 countdown.

While the band have been overseas for a while now on a North American tour, they’re set to have a rather busy year ahead of them. With plenty of shows scheduled for the US and Europe in the coming months, the band are set to make a trip home in July for the Splendour In The Grass festival, before heading back overseas to play the Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and now Cal Jam festivals.

Needless to say, to be in such high demand around the world and to constantly pump out brilliant tunes, Gang Of Youths are definitely set to do Australia proud once again when they play Cal Jam 18 this October

Check out Gang Of Youths’ ‘Let Me Down Easy’:

Cal Jam 18 lineup

Friday, October 5th

Billy Idol

Bridget Everett


Plus more…

Saturday, October 6th

Foo Fighters

Iggy Pop with Post Pop Depression

Tenacious D


Greta Van Fleet

Silversun Pickups

Manchester Orchestra

The Front Bottoms

Black Mountain

Deer Tick

Gang Of Youths

Slaves (UK)

Giant In The Trees

Metz, Yungblud


Anna Von Hausswolff



Plus more…

Friday, October 5th – Saturday, October 6th

Glen Helen Regional Park, California, USA

More info: Cal Jam 18

The article was originally published on Tone Deaf