LISKFEST 2008 & 2009


For several years this was the official site for LiskFest.
Content is from the site's 2008-2009 archived pages as well as other sources.


8:20 – Winds Of Plague
7:10 - All Shall Perish
6:00 - H20
5:00 - Death by Stereo
4:00 - Caliban
3:00 - Soulwraith
2:00 - The Throne
1:00 - City Under Fire
12:00 – Suffokate


9:00 - As I Lay Dying
7:45 - Sleeping Giant
6:35 - Born of Osiris
5:30 - Ignite
4:30 - After the Burial
3:30 - Skies of Ruin
2:30 - Derail
1:30 - The Warned
12:30 – Gates to Abaddon


8:15 - Cro Mags
7:15 - Eleven Thirty-Four
6:15 - Against the Wall
5:15 - Alpha and Omega
4:15 - Nations Afire
3:15 - Jahmbi
2:15 - Unwritten Legacy
1:15 - Pandemic Unleashed
12:15 – For The Ages


8:45 - Insted
7:45 - Strife
6:45 - Bold
5:45 - Monument to Thieves
4:45 - Chaser
3:45 - Confined in Chaos
2:45 - Ghost City
1:45 - Terezodu
12:45 – Chaos One



2009 Lisk Fest



All attendees will be searched. This is a clean, safe, family-oriented, concert. Be sensible, all of you have been to a Concert, so you know what to expect. Sheriffs Department will be present and enforcing rules so everyone can enjoy themselves.

The answer is NO

NO Instruments / NO Knives / Weapons Etc. NO Chains / Chain Wallets NO Gang Related Colors or Patches NO Outside Alcohol NO Blankets NOOutside Food & Bev NO Camelpacks NO Tents NO Flags NO Refunds Or Exchanges NO Chairs NO Video Cameras NO Audio Recording DevicesNO Bota Bags NO Professional Cameras NO Stuffed Animals NO Pets NO Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia.

The answer is YES

OK Backpacks (medium) OK Hats OK Sun Block OK Lighters OK Cell Phones OK Sunglasses OK Cigarettes OK Small Beach Towel OK All Ages Welcome OK Ages 5 & Under Free OK Fanny Packs OK Digital Cameras (Non-Pro) OK Disposable Cameras OK Film Cameras (Non-Pro)

This is an ALL AGES show. A child under 5 will be admitted free of charge with an accompanying paid adult ticket. When it comes to your children, take an active role. There MAY be subject matter that you deem inappropriate for your child, you MAY deem the Music to be to loud for your child…

2009 LiskFest UpDates

Attention VIP Ticket Holders
[September 4th, 2009]

Due to some unforeseen circumstances the VIP private show has been cancelled, which was originally scheduled for Sunday at Chain Reaction. Instead, VIP tickets holders are invited to a private Liskfest pool party being held on Sunday. Details to come…


LISKFEST 2009 Official Schedule is LIVE!!
[September 2nd, 2009]

We have just released the 2009 Stage Schedule. You can view the Set List of when your favorite bands are playing. To view the schedule CLICK HERE


Liskfest in the O.C. Register
[September 1st, 2009]
Check it out!



Winds of Plague Joins Liskfest!
[August 21st, 2009]

Liskfest just got alot more brutal. Winds of Plague will be playing this years Liskfest 2.0.


Go GREEN w/ Liskfest this year!
[August 20th, 2009]

We are offering you a chance to GO GREEN!! For a discounted ticket price join BIKEFEST and ride a certain route to Liskfest this year. For more information click on the “Bikefest to Liskfest” green button above.


CRO-MAGS @ liskfest this year!
[July 28th, 2009]

The wait is finally over!. Cro-Mags will be playing this years Liskfest.

BOLD joins Liskfest.
[July 14th, 2009]

Eleven Thirty-Four joins Liskfest!

[July 13th, 2009]

Thats right! We said it, Eleven Thirty-Four joins this years Liskfest lineup.. Word around town is they might play some old “Function” songs

Sleeping Giant joins Liskfest 2.0

[July 10th, 2009]

Liskfest just got a little more complete. We have confirmed the band will be performing. Thanks guys!


H20 Joins Liskfest 2.0

[July 7th, 2009

Our good friend Toby confirms H2O will be performing this year! Super Syked!! Thanks Toby!!

Bands are up!!

[July 6th, 2009]

We just posted the list of bands. We are still adding many more to the list. Some huge acts that we cant mention yet.. Stay tuned!!  Man is this years Liskfest going to be insane.


Liskfest 2009!

[March 9th, 2009]

Liskfest 2.0 is coming! Can you guess who we’ve got lined-up for this year?



2008 LiskFest

After briefly being cancelled last week, California's Liskfest is back on. The promoters made the announcement over the weekend:
We have new promotors and new investors and the show will go on! We have a ton of new things that will be added to the show as well.
The event will take place this year on October 11th at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine, California. The event would have hosted bands like Pennywise, Gorilla Biscuits, the Aquabats, Strung Out, the Vandals, Ignite, Death By Stereo, Strife, Every Time I Die, Rival Schools, H20, Bleeding Through, Revolution Mother, Set Your Goals, Dear Hearts, Ill Patriot and Dead Sara.


New Video & Photos from Liskfest 2008!

[November 15th, 2008]

Check out all the new videos and photos from Liskfest 2008 we’ve just posted…



Another Great Review from OC Weekly!


Last Night: LiskFest @ Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine
Posted by Andrew Youssef in Last Night reviews
October 12, 2008 10:13 AM
Last Night: Liskfest at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine on October 11,2008

Better Than: seeing a festival in the middle of summer.
Download: "Oi, To The World!" by the Vandals from their Myspace page

Hope, change, and unity were used as themes in hardcore music long before the current political candidates incorporated these ideas into their campaigns. A sense of community united the Liskfest as it was snatched from the jaws of cancellation by some last minutes investors. It was a picture perfect weather for a day of hardcore and punk.

Walter Schreifels (Vocals/Guitar) pulled double duty at Liskfest when he played in the afternoon with Rival Schools and would later play guitar for Gorilla Biscuits. Rival Schools ripped through their set by incorporating some new tracks such as "A Parts for B Actors".
Christian death metal may seem like an oxymoron but not according to Living Sacrifice. I will admit that "Local Vengeance Killing" did slay. Their fusion of metal and thrash stuck out on a day dominated by hardcore.

Orange County was well represented throughout the festival as Death By Stereo took the stage. Efrem Schulz (Vocals) was on the prowl verbally attacking the audience as well as the stage. I found their song "Emo Holocaust" to be particularly hilarious as they openly ridiculed Emo music.

New York took the stage in the form of H2O. "Nothing To Prove" is their latest album that took seven years in the making. Toby Morse (Vocals) proudly introduced his small son Max as a "Straight edge vegetarian not by his choice".
Local favorites Ignite mentioned a few causes such as Doctors without Borders in between their rapid-fire hardcore punk songs. "Let It Burn" started one of the many circle pits that would frequently reappear throughout the day. Metalcore reared its head in the form of Every Time I Die. "Ebolarama" was a kick to the face with its furious assault of guitars and drums. Most of the audience seemed to be more in tune with regular hardcore instead of the metal tinged fare.
Bleeding Through touched upon all genres including metal, hardcore, industrial and goth. Marta Peterson (Keyboards) gets the dual distinction of being the only keyboard player of the day along with being the only female artist on the main stage. I was able to decipher most of Brandan Schieppati's vocals on "Declaration" and "Orange County Blonde and Blue" but the task wasn't easy.

Strung Out and its astrolux-tattooed fans really ignited the Liskfest. "Reason To Believe" was fast and furious as Jason Cruz spat out the lyrics behind the blazing fretwork of Rob Ramos and Jake Kiley. Their thirty-minute time slot was criminally short.

You can't not help but laugh when the Vandals start up their antics. "Oi To The World!" was only the tip of the iceberg to their wild set. They were boasting mid-set that they sounded great despite not rehearsing. I would have to agree. Their cover of the Team America theme "America Fuck Yeah" seamlessly blended into their set. I don't think anyone will forget Warren Fitzgerald's guitar solo with a Hello Kitty guitar.

The barricades in front of the stage were wisely removed prior to Gorilla Biscuits. A parade of stage divers leapt into the crowd as Gorilla Biscuits worked through a twenty plus setlist covering most of their tunes from the classic album "Start Today". Anthony Civarelli (Vocals) proudly wore his Obama "Hope" shirt as he was frequently assisted on vocals by various stage invaders. It was a true hardcore show in that everyone was having a good time and watching out for each other.

With the Pennywise rumors shot down earlier this week, the Cro-Mags filled in and continued to wave the flag of New York hardcore. I only needed to hear "Malfunction" to exceed my maximum amount of hardcore music in one day. It was mentioned that Liskfest would be returning next year so they better get working on that Minor Threat reunion.
Critic's Notebook:
Personal Bias: I checked out the Rival Schools warm up show at the Echo in Los Angeles a few days ago.

Random Detail: Apparently Josh Freese from The Vandals had just flown in to play the show as he was on tour with Nine Inch Nails.

By The Way: It was mentioned they would get Uniform Choice to reform for next year's Liskfest.


Great Review from

[October 16th, 2008]


[October 13th, 2008]

So the first Liskfest went off without a hitch thanks to all of the bands the security the staff and the venue for providing a very enjoyable day. Thank you to all the fans who believed in this music all along. I am already working on next year and hopefully we will see UNIFORM CHOICE, DAG NASTY, INSTED, 1134, QUICKSAND AND MANY MANY MORE! Let me know who you want and i will do my best to get that band. thank you all.

chris lisk

2nd STAGE TIMES – LF 2008

[October 9th, 2008]

1130 1200 – The Hoax
1210 1240 – When Heroes Become Legends
1250 120 – Night of Broken Glass
130 200 – The Logan
210 240 – 8th Day Mistake
250 320 – The 3rd Degree
330 400 – Sic Waiting
410 440 – Against Giants
450 520 – Media Control
530 600 – Chaser
610 640 – The Heart Closure

Stage Times – LF 2008

[October 5th, 2008]

4 H20



Strung Out!! The Best Lisk Fest Video Ever....Sick Primal Death Scream By Jason Cruz


More 2008 LiskFest UpDates


LIVING SACRIFICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[August 19th, 2008]
Living Sacrifice added to the wide range of bands on the Liskfest lineup. I am extremely excited to see this band. Tickets available now.


The Vandals, Every Time I Die & Revolution Mother Added to Liskfest!
[August 18th, 2008]
With Warped Tour finally over, we can announce that The Vandals, Every Time I Die and Revolution Mother are now playing Liskfest! Spread the word…


Strung Out Added to Liskfest!
[August 11th, 2008]
Strung Out have officially joined the Liskfest lineup.
More band to be announced after Warped Tour. Can you guess which ones?


H20 GO!!!!!!!!!!!!
[August 11th, 2008]
H2O now added to the LISKFEST line up!


[August 2nd, 2008]
Tickets are NOW available on Sale @!


Win Tickets to Liskfest!
[August 1st, 2008]
Be sure to listen to KROQ 106.7 during the “Fearious Five @ 9. Nicole Alvarez will be giving away a pair of tickets to LISKFEST.


3 New Bands Added!
[July 28th, 2008]
We have just confirmed 3 new bands: Rival Schools (ex: Quicksand members), Set Your Goals and Ill Patriot.