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OC Dance Party: Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy and Many More at Pacific Festival on Saturday

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Sounds from the West Coast and beyond will be showcased at the Pacific Festival in Orange County on Saturday. Dozens of acts will perform on 5 stages at the all-day affair at Oak Canyon Ranch.

The lineup of 50 or so acts features a healthy mix of (mostly danceable) indie bands and DJs, thanks in part to curation by festival partners Steve Aoki (Dim Mak) and Australia-based Modular Records.

Local faves include Superhumanoids, Classixx, The Growlers, Poolside, TRMRS and Cosmic Kids.

And there will be Snoop. And Afroman. Yes, that Afroman.

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Other highlights include Ghostland Observatory, Phantogram, Toro y Moi, Zoot Woman, Black Lips, !!! and Steve Aoki vs. Calvin Harris at dusk. Modular Records mixmasters Bang Gang Deejays, dance duo Bag Raiders and Cut Copy represent the other side of the Pacific.

The festival grounds see a nice upgrade after last year's inaugural event at The Triangle in Costa Mesa. Oak Canyon Ranch is sprawling and scenic, located a good five-to-ten minutes from civilization where Silverado Canyon spills into Irvine Lake (map).

Leave the kids at home -- Pacific Festival is an 18+ event. Check out the lineup matrix below for set times. Tickets are still available online, at the Dim Mak office in Hollywood, or at the box office on site after 10 a.m. Saturday.


Pacific Festival 2011 Set Times