Young the Giant is a band unafraid of taking risks, colliding genres, and opening portals of self-reflection through the use of their music. You can listen to any of their timeless classics at random and come out the other end with a great feeling of mindful and spiritual clarity. There are very few bands in the world that empower their listeners to deeply think about the meaning of a song’s lyrics as well as Young the Giant.

When they were kids, Sameer Gadhia (vocals) and Payam Doostzadeh (bass) met through playing soccer. Flash-forward to young adulthood and they would meet Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), and Francois Comtois (drums). Through their shared love of music and Thai food, they would go on to form Young the Giant in Irvine, CA in 2004. Since then, their unique style and deep thinking have propelled them to the top of the charts many times over the years. 

It wasn’t until 2010 that Young the Giant’s eclectic sound would hit the mainstream upon the release of their self-titled debut album. This album contained instant hits “Cough Syrup” and “My Body” which would both go on to receive RIAA multi-platinum distinction. 

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Young the Giant built on these self-reflecting stepping stones with 2014’s Mind Over Matter, which would continue to engage listeners from around the globe. This album would become a commercial and critical success as they bravely continued the journey of inserting strong themes to their sounds.

By the time the band built on their success with their third album, Home of the Strange (released in 2016), the New York Times hailed lead singer Sameer Gadhia “one of the great contemporary rock voices.” 

Two years later in 2018, Young the Giant released their latest album, Mirror Master. “Superposition” tugged the heartstrings of rock fans everywhere as it propelled to #1 on the US Alternative Charts.

Becoming critically and commercially loved over the years, it’s no shock that Young the Giant has sold out some of the largest and most historic venues across the country. These include Radio City Music Hall, The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, The Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, and so on. Not only do they sell out their own shows consistently, but Young the Giant’s soothing rock charm has become a mainstay at some of the most well-known festivals… Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Outside

Lands, and Governor’s Ball among others. 

Now the band returns with their newest album, American Bollywood, to be released over the course of 2022 in four acts: Origins, Exile, Battle and Denouement. “Wake Up”, the first glimpse at their newest sound, gives a Bollywood-inspired twain to their already unique





About WONDERFRONT Music & Arts Festival
The return of the 7+ stage, 80+ band, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival descending upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego – “where the city meets the sea.” The festival will feature stages and activations spread across the various parks and piers along the Port of San Diego, from the Embarcadero Park up to Broadway Pier.

About Wonderlust Events, LLC
Based in San Diego, Wonderlust Events llc is an innovative events and entertainment company focused on conceiving, creating, and executing impactful, music-based live experiences delivered across multiple mediums (theatrical, traditional, and streaming broadcast). Its founders, Paul Thornton and Ernie Hahn, each have over 25 years of experience in large-scale event promotions, production and creative development.

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Friday-Sunday, November 18-20, 2022
550 West B Street, 4 th Floor
San Diego CA 92101
Ph: 619.340.1070

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