Chain Fest 2016
The Observatory OC – Santa Ana, CA – 9.17.2016
Photos by: Angelica Nicolle Abalos

The first ever Chain Fest was held at The Observatory Orange County on Saturday, September 17th. Bands old and new were lined up to the play event in celebration of SoCal’s beloved all-ages venue hitting its 20th anniversary. The infamous Chain Reaction has hosted some of the most well-known acts over the years and has been home to the pop-punk/hardcore/rock scene. Chain Fest hosted three stages for the event: two indoor stages using the Observatory’s Constellation room and Observatory stage, and an outdoors main stage. Bands playing the festival expressed their love and appreciation for Chain Reaction recalling the many shows they’ve played and praised the Orange County crowd for welcoming them home each time. Chain Fest was filled full of incredible music and a truly united community–two components in the scene that profoundly honors Chain Reaction’s ongoing legacy.

Movements

Hail the Sun

Basement

Dance Gavin Dance

 

Anthony Green

Portugal. The Man

UNDERØATH

Circa Survive