Following last year’s Kaaboo Del Mar fest, promoters announced it had changed ownership, reached a multi-year agreement with the San Diego Padres, would be renamed Kaaboo San Diego and relocate from the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack to Petco Park in San Diego in 2020.

Now, however, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the country and entertainment industry, Kaaboo San Diego, which was scheduled for Sept. 18-20, has been postponed officially.

“After much consultation with stakeholders in local government, artists and music industry friends, and members of the San Diego community, we know it is best and safest for everyone to look ahead and plan a bigger and bolder edition of Kaaboo for September of 2021,” a press release issued Tuesday read.

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Kaaboo Del Mar’s inaugural event took place in 2015 and featured headliners No Doubt, the Killers and Zac Brown Band. It quickly set itself apart from other festivals with a diverse line-up of pop, rock, hip-hop, country and blues acts performing on multiple stages during the three-day event. Kaaboo Del Mar also included numerous posh amenities, giant art installations, an indoor Humor Me comedy club and the Palate gourmet culinary experiences that included chef demos, food and beverage pairings and more.

Last year, Virgin Fest Founder and CEO Jason Felts, a former managing partner of Kaaboo, fully acquired the festival assets via an affiliate of Virgin Fest, the music festival arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin brand. Felts said he’d keep the branding of the festival and “continue to produce it as a multi-sensory experience with live music, comedy, art and culinary aspects.”

LA Daily News