OC Fair 2023: X, English Beat And Save Ferris Will Play Pacific Amphitheatre


Los Angeles punk rock band X is headed back to the OC Fair in 2023 and will be headlining Pacific Amphitheatre along with support from The English Beat and Save Ferris on Sunday, July 30.

Tickets are $55-$65 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11 at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket includes same-day admission to the OC Fair.

X released “Alphabetland,” its first new studio release in 27 years, on April 22, 2020. The quartet is gearing up for a few show dates in California, including April 7 at The Glass House in Pomona; April 8 at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown and April 11-12 at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, to debut brand new songs in front of the live audiences for the first time ever.

The English Beat,  originally from Birmingham, England, which is known for songs like “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “Save It for Later,” and “Too Nice to Talk To,” will serve as direct support for the Costa Mesa show. Orange County ska band Save Ferris, led by vocalist Monique Powell, is on deck to open the show and play fan-favorite songs including its popular cover of Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen,” as well as songs from its most recent EP, “Checkered Past.”

Kelli Skye Fadroski | Digital Features Editor Kelli Skye Fadroski lives for music, horror and comedy. Since starting at The Orange County Register in 2006, she’s reported on major music festivals, concert tours and award shows, seasonal horror attractions and conventions, theme parks and more. Now a digital features editor with the Southern California News Group, she edits, assigns and curates entertainment content while still contributing features on a range of artists, authors and comedians. A graduate of Cal State Fullerton, she cheers on the NFL’s Detroit Lions, listens to punk and alt-country music, watches “The Bachelor/Bachelorette” with her girlfriends and can often be found exploring local craft breweries and Tiki bars.


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