Another East Coast festival for you! Sound On Sound returns to the banks of the Long Island Sound for the 2nd annual edition of the festival, taking place in beautiful Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT from Saturday, September 30th – Sunday, October 1st, 2023. And this year’s lineup is certainly a treat as it includes headliners such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Connecticut’s native son John Mayer, along with Alanis Morissette, Trey Anastasio Band, Hozier, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lord Huron, Dispatch, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Mt. Joy, Steel Pulse, Joy Oladokun, Margo Price and more.
You asked- they listened! Sound On Sound 2023 will deliver a massive reconfiguration of the festival experience from last year’s event: including more space (doubling the festival footprint), a redesigned and relocated festival site with delineated walkways for ease of movement within the grounds, three times as many food and beverage vendors, upgraded restroom facilities (flushable restrooms throughout the entire festival site), lighting and directional signage enhancements across the venue and parking lot areas, and increased mobile connectivity and coverage through the placement of additional portable cell towers. Learn more HERE.
That isn’t all though because this year’s festival will also present ticket buyers with a new stage and viewing experience as well. All performances will take place on a single massive turntable stage outfitted with a state-of-the-art audio and visual system. The new set up will allow for back to back performances with no overlapping sets, giving festival fans the opportunity to see every single performance without having to move between stages. Tickets for Sound On Sound 2023 will be available as 2-Day and Single Day tickets. Further details on all ticket type options for the festival can be found below and at SoundOnSoundCT.com/Tickets
Of course, you can expect insane performances but there’s so much more to it than that! Sound On Sound will feature hyper-local food and beverages, and activities for music fans of all ages. Enjoy some of the best food around including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free offerings. Add in some craft beer, wine, and cocktails throughout the site. Specialty bars at the festival will also offer lounge spaces to relax between sets while sipping a variety of wines in the Wine Grove, enjoying a brew and the game at the Craft Beer & Sports Hall. YUM!
Music fans will have multiple ticketing options to choose from when it comes to how they want to experience Sound On Sound 2023. You can’t go wrong with standard GA ticket buyers!1 GA Ticket buyers will be able to enjoy the full weekend of music in Seaside Park with local food, beverages and more while viewing the performances from the General Admission viewing area including a designated chair and blanket zone. Want to enhance your experience? Premier Seat Ticket holders can watch performances from the comfort of a first come, first serve seated section with an incredible view of the stage. VIP Tickets come with access to VIP viewing at the front of the stage, expedited entry into the festival through a dedicated VIP entrance lane, and exclusive amenities in the VIP lounge (tented shade, comfortable seating, premium bars, air conditioned restrooms, exclusive culinary options, free wi-fi, and more). Winning.
And you can really enhance your experience with Sky Deck Tickets! These grant access to The Allē Sky Deck, an exclusive elevated viewing platform with unparalleled views of the performance stage and the festival crowd. What a treat! The Allē Sky Deck will feature Sky Deck-only bars and food vendors for purchase, expedited entry through the Sky Deck entrance lane, mobile phone charging stations, air conditioned restrooms, and free wi-fi. Last but not least, those who really want to go all out can purchase Super VIP Tickets for exclusive on stage (subject to artist approval) and front row viewing opportunities, access to the Super VIP Lounge (an air-conditioned, private lounge area with plush seating and décor, TVs, and more surprises), complimentary food and beverages with high-end catering curated by a local chef, on site concierge services, air-conditioned restrooms, complimentary Super VIP parking, located near to the entrance, with golf cart shuttles to and from your car, a complimentary Sound On Sound merch pack, expedited entry, free wi-fi and more. Seriously, this will be amazing.
Mayor Ganim stated, “The City of Bridgeport is happy to announce that Red Hot Chili Peppers and John Mayer will be our headliners for this year’s Sound On Sound festival. Tens of thousands of people from all over will be visiting Bridgeport to enjoy top notch entertainment, utilize restaurants and services in the city and surrounding communities, while being exposed to one of Bridgeport’s best assets, Seaside Park. As mayor, I cannot be prouder or happier.”“I am beyond excited to bring both the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fairfield County’s favorite son John Mayer to Sound On Sound 2023. Along with Alanis Morissette, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Trey Anastasio and so many other emerging and classic artists – this year’s festival will be awesome,” said Jim Koplik, President Live Nation CT and Upstate NY.“We are thrilled to bring the second annual Sound On Sound back to Seaside Park. Festival goers can expect to be wowed. The experience will be bigger and better this year from the acts, to the site, to the food and beverage offerings. We have turned the traditional festival upside down and created something really special for Connecticut,” said Howard Saffan, Partner, Sound On Sound.“Introducing Sound On Sound to the greater Connecticut community has been a privilege. For 2023, we’re bringing a truly enhanced experience for the attendees. Including a larger festival site, the quality and diversity of food and beverages, and the activities. And the lineup speaks for itself,” said Jordan Wolowitz, Partner, Sound On Sound.
Sound On Sound is brought to life by Founders Entertainment, the folks behind the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City, and Live Nation Connecticut.