KROQ Weenie Roast

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KROQ Weenie Roast
Genre Alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, reggae, ska
Dates mid-June (1993–2004, 2010–2011)
mid-May (2005–2009, 2012–present)
Location(s) StubHub Center
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (1993–1999, 2001–2016)
Edison International Field (2000)
Years active 1993 – present
Founded by KROQ-FM
KROQ 106.7 – Weenie Roast

KROQ Weenie Roast is a multi-artist music concert, presented annually in May by the Los Angeles, California, modern rock radio station KROQ-FM. Since its beginning in 1993, it has been traditionally held on a Saturday in May or June.


Every year, the KROQ Weenie Roast has taken place at Irvine Meadows/Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, in Irvine, California with exception in 2000 when it was held at the Angel Stadium, then-known as the Edison International Field, in Anaheim, California. In 2016 Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre was demolished, and KROQ responded by announcing that the 2017 edition would take place at StubHub Center in Carson.[1]

From 2006 to 2009, the event was re-branded as Weenie Roast y Fiesta with the distribution of complimentary sombreros for its festival attendees. In 2012 in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo it returned to the Weenie Roast y Fiesta name again.

Its East Coast "sister" concert, presented by KROQ-FM's Baltimore/Washington, DC affiliate station WHFS, is the HFStival. Its northern California "sister" concert, presented by KROQ-FM's Bay Area affiliate station KITS, is the BFD festival.

With the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre's land lease due to expire in 2017, KROQ-FM announced that the 2016 event would be the last to be held at the venue. [2] [3] The Red Hot Chili Peppers were forced to cancel their headlining slot at the 2016 Weenie Roast, as singer Anthony Kiedis was rushed to the hospital prior to the band appearing on stage, due to severe stomach pain. His bandmates made the official announcement on the stage as they were due to appear. Weezer replaced them as the headlining act. [4]


Bands listed in reverse order of night's performance (or alphabetical order if not known).

Date Lineup
June 12, 1993 Terence Trent D'Arby, Dramarama, Gin Blossoms, The Lemonheads, Suede, The Posies, Rocket from the Crypt, Bettie Serveert, Stone Temple Pilots, The The, X
June 11, 1994 The Violent Femmes, Oingo Boingo, The Pretenders, Counting Crows, Green Day, Rollins Band, The Offspring, James, Beck, The Afghan Whigs, Pavement, Frente!, Candlebox
June 17, 1995 Better Than Ezra, Bush, Chub, Elastica, Hole, Rage Against the Machine, Ramones, Rancid, Soul Asylum, Sponge, Sublime, Matthew Sweet, The Orb, Throwing Muses, White Zombie
June 15, 1996 Kiss, Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt, Korn, Everclear, Garbage, The Verve Pipe, Goldfinger, Lush, The Fugees, 311, Wack Pack
June 14, 1997[5] Main Stage: The Cure, The Offspring, The Chemical Brothers, Oasis, Foo Fighters, Blur, Social Distortion, The Wallflowers, Third Eye Blind, Radiohead, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, Squirrel Nut Zippers

Side Stage: Descendents, That Dog, Agnes Gooch, Save Ferris, Ozomatli

June 20, 1998 Main Stage: The Prodigy, Green Day, Madness, Third Eye Blind, The Wallflowers, Everclear, Save Ferris, Blink-182, Creed, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Marcy Playground, Fastball

Side Stage: The Crystal Method, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Deftones, Ozomatli, Sprung Monkey, Harvey Danger

June 19, 1999 Main Stage: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Blink-182, Sugar Ray, Live, Kid Rock, Smash Mouth, Orgy, Pennywise

Side Stage: Moby, Lo Fidelity Allstars, The Living End, Freestylers, Lit

(Cancelled: Eve 6)

June 17, 2000 Korn, Ozzy Osbourne (w/ Black Sabbath), Limp Bizkit, The Offspring, Creed, Moby, Stone Temple Pilots, No Doubt, Third Eye Blind, Godsmack, Cypress Hill, Everclear, Lit, Incubus

(Cancelled: Eminem)

June 23, 2001 Main Stage: Jane's Addiction, Blink-182, Stone Temple Pilots, Staind, 311 (w/ Shaquille O'Neal surprise appearance), Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Coldplay, The Cult, Disturbed, Crazy Town, Stabbing Westward

Side Stage: Pennywise, New Found Glory, The Living End, Sum 41

June 15, 2002 Main Stage: System of a Down, P.O.D., Incubus, Moby, The Violent Femmes (surprise appearance), Rob Zombie, Puddle of Mudd, Papa Roach, Jimmy Eat World, The Strokes, Bad Religion, New Found Glory, Mix Master Mike

Side Stage: Unwritten Law, Hoobastank, The Vines, Jack Johnson

June 14, 2003 Main Stage: Godsmack, Liam Lynch, Foo Fighters, Deftones, Jane's Addiction (surprise appearance), The White Stripes, Staind, Sum 41, AFI, The Transplants (w/ Pink and Rancid surprise appearances), Blur, The Used, Joel and Benji Madden from Good Charlotte (acoustic), Less Than Jake

Side Stage A:Chevelle, Hot Hot Heat, Interpol, Thrice

Side Stage B:Pete Yorn, Finch, The Ataris

(Cancelled: Evanescence)

June 12, 2004 Main Stage: The Strokes, Beastie Boys, Bad Religion, Velvet Revolver, The Hives, Cypress Hill, Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers

Side Stage: Hoobastank, New Found Glory, Yellowcard, Story of the Year

May 21, 2005 Main Stage: Mötley Crüe, Foo Fighters, Audioslave, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, Hot Hot Heat, MxPx

Side Stage: The Mars Volta, Bloc Party, The Transplants, Alkaline Trio, The Bravery, The Dead 60s, Open Air Stereo

May 13, 2006 Main Stage: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Matisyahu, Dave Grohl (surprise appearance), AFI, Angels & Airwaves, Rob Zombie, Dashboard Confessional, She Wants Revenge, Panic! at the Disco, Taking Back Sunday, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, HIM

Side Stage: Atreyu, Wolfmother, The Academy Is..., Matchbook Romance, Rock Kills Kid

May 19, 2007 Main Stage: Linkin Park, Korn, Social Distortion, Incubus (special appearance), Interpol, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Rise Against, The Bravery, Tiger Army

Side Stage: Tim Armstrong, Peter Bjorn and John, Silversun Pickups, Plain White T's

(Cancelled: The Killers)

May 17, 2008 Main Stage: Metallica, The Offspring, The Raconteurs, Rise Against, Bad Religion, Pennywise, Scars on Broadway, Seether, Flogging Molly, Atreyu

Side Stage (Bud Light Stage Dos): The Bravery, MGMT, Flobots, Ludo

May 16, 2009 Main Stage: Travis Barker + DJ AM (special guests) (w/ Warren G (surprise appearance)), Rancid, Kings of Leon, Jimmy Eat World, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Weezer, Silversun Pickups, The Airborne Toxic Event, Cage The Elephant, White Lies, Hollywood Undead, Asher Roth, Anberlin, Big B

(Cancelled: Blink-182 (surprise appearance)[6])

June 5, 2010 Main Stage: Sublime with Rome, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Devo, Paramore, Silversun Pickups, Spoon, Cage the Elephant, The Dirty Heads

Side Stage (Bud Light): Deftones, Chevelle, Against Me!, Passion Pit, The Temper Trap

June 4, 2011 Main Stage: Linkin Park, Foo Fighters (surprise appearance), Rise Against, The Strokes, Bad Religion, Cage the Elephant, A Day to Remember, Face to Face

Side Stage (Bud Light): Neon Trees, The Airborne Toxic Event, Foster the People, Young the Giant

(Cancelled: Lykke Li)[7]

May 5, 2012 Main Stage: Coldplay, Incubus, The Offspring, Soundgarden (surprise appearance), Silversun Pickups, Pennywise, Angels & Airwaves, The Dirty Heads, Garbage

Side Stage (Bud Light): Awolnation, Grouplove, Of Monsters and Men, Walk the Moon[8][9]

May 18, 2013 Main Stage: The Black Keys, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Stone Temple Pilots (surprise appearance; debut with Chester Bennington as lead vocalist), Vampire Weekend, Of Monsters and Men, Jimmy Eat World, Silversun Pickups, Imagine Dragons, Awolnation, Atlas Genius

Side Stage (Bud Light): Fitz and The Tantrums, The Neighbourhood, Capital Cities, New Politics, Twenty One Pilots

KROQ Festival Broadcast Stage: C2C, DJ Jeremiah Red

May 31, 2014 Main Stage: Avicii, Beck, Foster the People, Fall Out Boy, The Neighbourhood, Bastille, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, DJ Jeremiah Red

Side Stage (Bud Light): Phantogram, The 1975, American Authors, Kongos, Bleachers, Cherub

May 16, 2015 Main Stage: Muse, Of Monsters And Men, Florence And The Machine, Death Cab For Cutie, Panic! at the Disco, Walk the Moon, AWOLNATION, Vance Joy, Cold War Kids, DJ Jeremiah Red

Side Stage (Bud Light): All Time Low, Big Data, Saint Motel, James Bay, X Ambassadors

May 14, 2016 Main Stage: Weezer, Empire of the Sun, Blink-182 (surprise appearance), Panic! at the Disco, The Lumineers, Garbage, Cold War Kids, Fitz & The Tantrums, Miike Snow

Side Stage (Bud Light): Lukas Graham, The Strumbellas, Nothing But Thieves, Bishop Briggs, Bear Hands

(Cancelled: Red Hot Chili Peppers (Cancelled 30 minutes before they were supposed to go on stage)[10])

May 20, 2017 Main Stage: Lorde, Incubus, Imagine Dragons, Cage the Elephant, 311, Paramore, Lana Del Rey, Dreamcar, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Side Stage (Bud Light): Judah & the Lion, New Politics, The Revivalists

May 12, 2018[11] Main Stage: Blink-182, Panic! at the Disco, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Rise Against, Dirty Heads, Cold War Kids, The War on Drugs, AWOLNATION, Bishop Briggs, Manchester Orchestra

Side Stage (Bud Light): Mike Shinoda, James Bay, Alice Merton, Nothing But Thieves, Mt. Joy

Artists with more than one Appearance:

Artist Appearances Years
Bad Religion 5 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011
Blink-182 5 1998, 1999, 2001, 2016, 2018
Incubus 5 2000, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017
The Offspring 5 1994, 1997, 2000, 2008, 2012
Silversun Pickups 5 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
Stone Temple Pilots 5 1993, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2013
AWOLNATION 4 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018
Cage The Elephant 4 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017
Foo Fighters 4 1997, 2003, 2005, 2011
Jimmy Eat World 4 2002, 2005, 2009, 2013
Panic! at the Disco 4 2006, 2015, 2016, 2018
Pennywise 4 1999, 2001, 2008, 2012
Rise Against 4 2007, 2008, 2011, 2018
311 3 1996, 2001, 2017
The Bravery 3 2005, 2007, 2008
Cold War Kids 3 2015, 2016, 2018
The Dirty Heads 3 2010, 2012, 2018
Deftones 3 1998, 2003, 2010
Everclear 3 1996, 1998, 2000
Fitz and The Tantrums 3 2013, 2014, 2016
Garbage 3 1996, 2012, 2016
Interpol 3 2003, 2005, 2007
Korn 3 1996, 2000, 2007
Linkin Park 3 2001, 2007, 2011
New Found Glory 3 2001, 2002, 2004
Of Monsters and Men 3 2012, 2013, 2015
Red Hot Chili Peppers 3 1996, 1999, 2006
The Strokes 3 2002, 2004, 2011
Third Eye Blind 3 1997, 1998, 2000
AFI 2 2003, 2006
The Airborne Toxic Event 2 2009, 2011
Angels & Airwaves 2 2006, 2012
Atreyu 2 2006, 2008
Beck 2 1994, 2014
Bishop Briggs 2 2016, 2018
Blur 2 1997, 2003
Capital Cities 2 2013, 2014
Chevelle 2 2003, 2010
Coldplay 2 2001, 2012
Creed 2 1998, 2000
Cypress Hill 2 2000, 2004
Foster the People 2 2011, 2014
Godsmack 2 2000, 2003
Green Day 2 1994, 1998
Hole 2 1995, 2010
Hoobastank 2 2002, 2004
Hot Hot Heat 2 2003, 2005
Imagine Dragons 2 2013, 2017
James Bay 2 2015, 2018
Jane's Addiction 2 2001, 2003
The Killers 2 2004, 2005
Limp Bizkit 2 1999, 2000
Lit 2 1999, 2000
The Living End 2 1999, 2001
Metallica 2 1999, 2008
Moby 2 1999, 2002
The Neighbourhood 2 2013, 2014
New Politcs 2 2013, 2017
No Doubt 2 1996, 2000
Nothing But Thieves 2 2016, 2018
Ozomatli 2 1997, 1998
Papa Roach 2 2001, 2002
Paramore 2 2010, 2017
Queens of the Stone Age 2 2005, 2007
Rancid 2 1995, 2009
Rob Zombie 2 2002, 2006
Save Ferris 2 1997, 1998
Social Distortion 2 1997, 2007
Staind 2 2001, 2003
Sublime/Sublime with Rome 2 1995, 2010
Sum 41 2 2001, 2003
The Transplants 2 2003, 2005
Thirty Seconds to Mars 2 2007, 2013
The Violent Femmes 2 1994, 2002
Walk the Moon 2 2012, 2015
The Wallflowers 2 1997, 1998
Weezer 2 2009. 2016
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2 2004, 2009


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