KAABOO Festival 2024 Returning To Del Mar

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Plans for the not-inexpensive festival of music, comedy, art and food known as KAABOO San Diego were cancelled for 2021 and optimistically rescheduled to return in 2022 due to complications from the then-spiking COVID pandemic. This did not happen. Meanwhile, 2023 has pretty much come and gone. But now, news is surfacing that KAABOO may be KAA-BACK. (Sorry.)

Return To Del Mar?.

The lawsuit-hobbled festival is working through processes to return, perhaps at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in 2024, where KAABOO Del Mar was held from 2015-2019.

Update: “KAABOO Set To Return To Del Mar In 2024” — via SanDiegoVille

From the San Diego Union Tribune: Could the long-dormant and lawsuit-plagued KAABOO festival be on its way back to Del Mar? After being dormant for the past four years and mired in multiple lawsuits, the KAABOO music festival could be set to return to the Del Mar Fairgrounds in 2024, pending a Tuesday vote of approval by the board of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the fairgrounds. Read full article

A post on social media to simply “Stay Tuned” and follow KAABOO on social media for updates, is the first correspondence since the KAABOO Instagram in May 2021: “We are pleased to announce that as our world is beginning to return to regular programming, we have been hard at work tuning our strings for the highly anticipated return of KAABOO. Stay tuned for exciting news and announcements coming soon via social and email. We appreciate your patience and continued support of the brand. More soon…”

KAABOO 2024: Stay Tuned

KAABOO and Petco Park

In 2019, there were plans to move the KAABOO from the Del Mar Fairgrounds to Petco Park, accompanied by a name change to “KAABOO San Diego.” However, the COVID-19 pandemic and its corresponding airborne pathogens took all the fun out of traditional large live festival entertainment. Additionally, a breach of contract legal dispute arose between KAABOO and the San Diego Padres, which KAABOO organizers denied. Both parties filed lawsuits against each other.


Formerly known as “KAABOO Del Mar,” and just as frequently mis-known as Kaboo, Kabboo, Kabbo, and Kabooo, the three-day Southern California festival had a five-year run in North County and featured bands such as: Kings of Leon, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, the Cult, Boyz II Men, Dave Matthews Band, Black Eyed Peas, One Republic, Switchfoot, Mumford & Sons, Duran Duran, Sheryl Crow, The Bangles, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Robert Plant, Post Malone, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, P!nk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ice Cube, Aerosmith and the Killers.

The move to host KAABOO at Petco Park was intended to give the festival the infrastructure for more space, safety, parking and amenities to take KAABOO to the next level. But. Yeah.

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