Experience

4 Stages

Same Stage

  

Different Stage

  

But Lounge

Yoga and workshops by day... amazing bands at night. 

Coconut Club

Beach Party by Day, Dance Party into the night...

Workshops

Discover your full potential and ignite your soul at SSBD with over 15 workshops spanning the weekend including: Yoga, Breath-work, Meditation, Dance Classes, Painting Classes, Intentional movement, Knowledge classes from experts in their field and more  

What we're all about

Same Same But Different Festival is founded on 6 core principles. We strive to follow these principles and encourage all of our attendees to embrace these – we attribute our unique culture of inclusion, diversity, playfulness and acceptance to these principles.

RESPECT AND EMBRACE OUR DIFFERENCES
Everybody is different and has reasons for feeling, thinking and living the way they do. Listen to them, learn who they are and why they believe what they do. Respect who they are.
EXPLORE NEW GENRES OF MUSIC
Music has a magnetic energy with powers beyond our full understanding. Each genre has a purpose and place, embrace the different with an open mind.
DANCE, PLAY AND BE SILLY
We're not a group that takes ourselves too seriously…have fun and be fearlessly yourself.
STRIVE TO LEAVE ALL YOU TOUCH BETTER THAN IT WAS WHEN YOU FOUND IT.
This starts with our festival grounds, clean up after yourself and think ahead so you're not bringing extra waste to the property. Extend this out into the world, let your footprint be one that brings goodness to all it walks upon. People, nature, family, friends and of course our community!
GIVE MORE THAN YOU GET.
Help others and see how the universe rewards you. Your life will become better by making other's lives better.
Explore and Be Free
We don't think a festival is a place to be confined. Create your own journey and forge your own way. Dance on the beach, climb the mountains, swim, explore and find what Same Same But Different means to you.

What they're saying


"SSBD is a true hidden gem of the California music scene. The people are there for a good time, the venue is beautiful, and the music will keep you dancing for hours."

Bolder Beat

"I left the second year of Same Same But Different Festival feeling content, awakened, and aligned. There is something about the backdrop of Lake Perris and the accompaniment of such diverse sounds that make even the most closed person open right up. This festival is safe, intimate, and provides a funk-heavy lineup that is hard to find in our region. Definitely add SSBD to your list if you're a Southern Californian who is craving some first class funk, soul, and jams."

The Innerblooming

"That was the best thing about the festival. It was a very loose experience where you could be watching the artist on stage and later end up dancing with them by the end of the night. No egos, just artistic freedom."

Live The Fest Life

"Even before entering the gates, crowds were pulling up to the site and the energy that transcended down from the Lake Perris campgrounds was already unmatched. All of the parking attendants were jamming on ukuleles, drinking cold ones and smiling ear to ear to welcome patrons in for a magical weekend. Beach babes spun around in the sand as they set up camp and great music was blaring through every car speaker, as if to say, “Same Same, we’re ready for you!!!”

Top Shelf Music Mag

“Allocating your festival budget just got a little more difficult for Southern Californians, as Same Same But Different Festival proved to be yet another music and camping focused experience you do not want to miss.”

Bolder Beat

"With a diverse lineup comes a diverse crowd! We met so many characters this weekend, all of whom were such great people."

Sound-Fix

"Same Same But Different is one of the best emerging music festivals in the country..."

USA Today

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