Just Jinjer to headline 3rd annual Malipalooza music fest

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South African contemporary rock band Just Jinjer will headline the Malipalooza music festival Saturday at Bluffs Park.

The festival takes place Saturday, June 13, at Malibu Bluffs Park, and will be filled with local talent.

The 3rd annual Malipalooza, a one-day community music festival, will take place this Saturday at Malibu Bluffs Park, from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Headlining the festival is Just Jinjer, the multiplatinum selling contemporary rock band from South Africa, now based in California. Just Jinjer is the No. 1-selling rock band in South African history, and has toured with the likes of U2, Counting Crows and Def Leppard, among many others. Formerly on the BMG label, the band is currently under U.S. record company Curb Records and has a new album out titled, “Can I Have More?”

The band has also worked on charities with Nelson Mandela, Annie Lennox and Peter Gabriel.

Other musical acts to play at Malipalooza include Arielle Verinis, a local Malibu favorite who made it to the top 100 “American Idol” singer tryouts; Ventura group The Illusory, the recent winner of Malibu Battle of the Bands; The Real Chasing Kings, a Malibu band formerly known as The Michael Craig band and winner of the International Battle of the Bands contest; Oxnard band Sun vs. Moon, the runner up of Malibu Battle of the Bands; and Malibu band Springhill, which has a new EP out.

In addition to music there will be games galore, such as remote controlled off-road trucks, a Surf simulator, a bounce house and football toss. Proceeds from the game booths will go to various local youth and community clubs.

The Boys and Girls Club of Malibu will be selling tacos and quesadillas, and the Bilingual Club of Malibu High School will be selling drinks.

Also selling food will be Mr. Green of Malibu High who will be making his famous meatball sandwiches. Baked good will be provided by the Malibu High School Cheer club. The Malibu High Surf Club will pitch in by selling shaved ice and kettle corn.

A photography exhibit inside the Michael Landon building from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. will showcase various works by Malibu High School students.

Local businesses and non-profit groups will have information booths. Kiwanis will be selling raffle tickets to win a new car, and Thousand Oaks-based radio station JILL FM will be at the event.

The brainchild of Councilmember Pamela Conley Ulich, Malipalooza evolved from CineMalibu, a free movies-in-the-park night. The first festival featured “Monterey Pop,” a documentary film by local Lou Adler on the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, celebrated on the county fairgrounds in Monterey, Calif.

The event begins at 3 p.m., with music starting at 3:30 p.m. and will go till dark. Free shuttle service to and from offsite parking areas (Webster Elementary School, 3602 Winter Canyon Rd.) will run from 2:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Entrance and parking for the event is free. More information can be obtained by calling 310.317.1364.