Five identical but different artists to see 2021
The same but different has a lineup stacked this year from top to bottom, and these are some of the performances you can’t miss!
Dust off your camping gear and start warming up because The same but different is in a few weeks. The festival will return to Perris Lake the weekend of September 9-12 with an incredible range of music, workshops, activities, vendors and more! This year’s headliners include the bass-funk duo Large Gigantic and psychedelic jam group STS9 with other eagerly awaited sets from CloZee, J. Worra, Moon towers, Red Giant Project, and Earth wire. Whether you are a fan of jam bands or the vast field of electronic music, Same Same But Different has you covered.
With staggered schedules and relatively small festival grounds, you won’t miss anything bouncing between the same stage and the different stage. The festival starts Thursday with an incredible chain of sets of Groovesession, Saxsquatch, CAPYAC, and Boombox. The party continues Friday with another epic chain of sets of Booster, COFRESI, Megan Hamilton, Ambassador of Poland, and Large Gigantic.
The last night of music on Saturday maybe just the craziest set chain of the weekend with Balkan bump, The motet, STS9, SunSquabi, and LSDREAM all on stage. There will also be a handful of late night sets hosted at the But Stage and Coconut Club with performers like Gene Farris, Jack LNDN, and Broken TV third eye open keep the vibrations high and energy until the early hours of the morning.
Related: Check out essential information including festival plans, timings and COVID policies before attending Same Same But Different 2021. Learn more about the festival in our interview with co-founder Brad Sweet!
If you haven’t purchased a ticket before the event is sold out and still want to attend, join the waiting list. In doing so, you will be the first to know of tickets that become available due to non-payment, refund requests or group cancellations. You can also check out Same Same But Different social media for third party tickets, just make sure you are using a secure payment system. In the meantime, get acquainted with these five must-see artists at Same Same But Different 2021!
Five artists you should discover at the same time, but different 2021
When you hear a heavy bass emanating from Coconut Club To 2:30 AM to Saturday night / Sunday morning you will know it is Kaipora. The bass duo rushed in and made a name for themselves on the local San Diego scene with their ever-changing live sets and stylish productions. Combining heavy bass grooves with hip-hop influences and other experimental elements, Kaipora will perform a set like no other at Same Same But Different. In perfect synchronicity, Kevin and Ronnie have mastered the art of reading each other’s live lines and getting the crowd moving. Don’t miss the “The magic of crowds” part of their set where they sample pieces from the crowd and make a banger on the spot!
Megan Hamilton is an artist who continually pushes her own sound and creates without limits. The Minneapolis-based producer is unafraid to explore all genres of electronic music and has continued to produce tracks with a variety of artists including Vokab Kompany, Balkan Bump, Cofresi, K + Lab, and more. His most recent releases have more of a house groove, but if you go back even a year, you will find tracks with more elements of bass, funk, trap and electro. To get an idea of the kind of energy Megan Hamilton will bring to her set, check out “Big Loco”, “Barracuda” and “Leave No Trace”. Make sure you start the day early to be ready to catch it Friday to Different steps of 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m..
Participants will be treated to two sets from the indie-funk duo during the festival. They’ll be playing a late night DJ set on Friday at the Coconut Club, but their together live to Thursday of 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to Different steps will be the set that you can not miss. In their live set, the eccentric duo perform alongside a rotating group of band members while incorporating dancers, mimes, comedy skits, cooking, and other random acts that will get you moving and smiling.
To get an idea of the energy that CAPYAC will bring to the stage, listen to “Disappear” and “Speed runner” or find out how they get dirtier with “Drop it” and “Bubble gum”. They have also just released their new album, CAPYAC FOREVER, who will get their first rinse at Same Same But Different.
If you’re looking for a spiritual bass experience, we recommend checking out LSDREAM. Its psychedelic productions are out of this world and might even confuse your brain a bit, but that’s what spiritual experiences are for, isn’t it? Bordering on dubstep at times, LSDREAM has a knack for creating high-energy productions full of weird, weird bass wubz. With an hour-long sermon, we expect him to go strong from the first track and take the minds of each participant by the time their set is over. Be sure to watch LSDREAM’s performance as it wraps up the Same step of 1h30 to 2h30 to Saturday evening / Sunday morning.
Saturday is packed with must-see back-to-back sets and SunSunquabi is one of them. The Denver-based trio were part of the second round of artists announced for SSBD and we’re thrilled with the addition! The combination of heavy jam group elements with live percussion and an electronic SunSquabi rocket will have you moving and wiggling all around the dance floor. The three musicians seamlessly move in and out of their own productions while creating enough space in each track to be played. They are real professionals and will fit perfectly into the atmosphere of Same Same But Different. Don’t miss SunSquabi close the Different steps to Saturday evening / Sunday morning of 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m..