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Remembering The Big Mele

In 1993, Hawaii got its very own alt-rock festival, The Big Mele. From 1993 to 1999, Hawaii would be host to some of the best up and coming alternative acts around. We were lucky enough to see some amazing lineups featuring bands like Stone Temple Pilots, Rancid, No Doubt, Incubus, Blink 182, The Offspring and more! What was your favorite lineup?

1993: Tool, Fishbone, Stone Temple Pilots, Violent Femmes, Primus

1994: Porno for Pyros, Blind Melon, Social Distortion, Chokebore, NOFX

1995: Rancid, Down By Law, Guttermouth, Face to Face

1996: No Doubt, The Presidents of the United States of America, Cypress Hill, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dance Hall Crashers, Dishwalla, CIV

1997: Wu-Tang Clan, Incubus, NOFX, Save Ferris, 311

1998: Matchbox 20, Blink-182, Home Grown, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Candlebox, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Sunburn

1999: The Offspring, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Vandals, AFI, Fun Lovin’ Criminals

Check out a review of the 97′ Big Mele!