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Riot Grrrl Legends Return for First Show in 20 Years at Annual East Bay Punk Bash

Written by Sarah HoltzPublished Feb. 22, 2023 • 9:00am
John Waters introduces performers at the 10th annual Burger Boogaloo festival (now rebranded as Mosswood Meltdown) at Mosswood Park on July 6, 2019, in Oakland. | Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images

Mosswood Meltdown announced its full 2023 festival lineup Wednesday. The Fourth of July weekend festival, hosted by cult filmmaker and artist John Waters at Mosswood Park in Oakland, will feature punk legends Bratmobile, Mika Miko and ESG—in addition to previously announced headliners Le Tigre, Gravy Train!!!! and Tina & the Total Babes.

The summer shindig marks riot grrrl legends Bratmobile’s first public performance in over 20 years—and underground punk outfit Mika Miko’s first in a decade. 

ESG, an influential 1970s deep funk and post-punk group from the South Bronx, are playing in Oakland for the first time. Other lineup newcomers include Rialto rap crew J.J. Fad, Nashville’s Snooper and San Francisco’s very own early punk pioneers, The Avengers.

Nicole Nicholas of the American experimental funk band ESG performs onstage. | Mariano Regidor/Redferns

Tickets are on sale now. Find the full Mosswood Meltdown 2023 lineup below:

Bratmobile (first public performance in 20 years)
Gravy Train!!!!
Mika Miko
Tina & the Total Babes
The Rondelles
J.J. Fad 
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
The Avengers
Morgan & the Organ Donors 
Memo P.S.T

Mosswood Meltdown 2023

🗓 July 1 and 2, 2023
📍Mosswood Park, Oakland
🎟 $129-$249

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