Foo Fighters announce Cal Jam pop-up experience

Foo Fighters have announced a pop-up experience to tie in with their upcoming Cal Jam festival.

The weekend of music will take place on October 5 and 6 at San Bernardino’s Glen Helen Regional Park, with artists including the Foos, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Garbage and Greta Van Fleet all confirmed.

But before the festival takes place, Foo Fighters will hold a special event this Saturday (August 26) at the Hollywood Palladium, giving fans exclusive merch deals, photo opportunities and more.

There will be live sets by Chevy Metal And The Holy Shits, plus a chance to get a photograph on Dave Grohl’s famous throne that he used onstage after breaking his leg onstage in 2015 (opens in new tab).

The pop-up event will run between 3pm-7pm with tickets now available through Ticketmaster (opens in new tab).

The original California Jam was held in 1974 and 1978, attracting bands including Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Heart and Foreigner, with the Foos resurrecting the festival in 2017.

Earlier this month, vocalist and guitarist Grohl released his two-part mini-documentary Play which featured his epic new 23-minute solo track (opens in new tab).

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.