Last year, the first Portola Music Festival in San Francisco presented a whole new experience with one of the most prestigious line-ups we’ve seen in a long time. Even for a self-proclaimed bassist like me, the house and techno offerings were accessible enough that I enjoyed every set I attended, including Flume, The Chemical Brothers, Jamie xx, Four Tet + Floating Points, Fred again…, Caribou, Biceps, Fatboy Slim, DJ Shadow, Kaytranada, James Blake, and more.
The biggest question in my mind as I drove home from the festival last year was, how are they going to do better next year? Turns out I really had nothing to worry about. The lineup dropped yesterday and they not only matched the magic of last year’s lineup, but in some ways improved it as well.
While Flume and The Chemical Brothers headlined the festival last year, Skrillex and Eric Prydz present HOLO take over for this iteration. Basement Jaxx, Chris Lake b2b Armand Van Helden, Rina Sawayama, Little Simz, Hot Chip, Underworld, FKJ, Polo and Pan, Labrinth and Major Lazer b2b Major Leagues DJz, SBTRKT, Little Dragon, Kenny Beats, 2manydjs (LIVE), Overmono , Flying Lotus, etc. In addition, PORTOLA welcomes the return of Nelly Furtado, who presents her first show in the United States since 2007!
Portola will be partnering with several community organizations for exciting fan experiences, offers and giveaways.
- Tuesday, May 16 – Amoeba Records has organized an in-store distribution of passes for PORTOLA 2023.
- Tuesday, May 16 – Church of 8 Wheels hosted a free PORTOLA X Spotify Skate Night pop-up party.
- Saturday, May 20 – The Grand Prize for the Costume Contest at Oaklash Festival will include (2) VIP tickets to PORTOLA 2023.
- Tuesday, May 23 through Friday, June 30 – Personalized PORTOLA Chocolates will be available at Kokak Chocolates for pre-order, and one chocolate bar from the pre-order will include (2) VIP tickets to PORTOLA 2023.
On-sale registry begins Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. PT, including 2-DAY GA, 2-DAY VIP, SINGLE DAY GA, SINGLE DAY VIP, and hotel packages with payment plans available. Public sale begins Wednesday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. PT.
Portola and Spotify have teamed up to curate an official, year-round and continuously updated Portola x Spotify playlist. You can listen to it here.
See the full range below.