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Bruce Springsteen Returns to Asbury Park Roots to Headline Jersey Shore's Sea.Hear.Now Music Festival

The Boss joins Noah Kahan, The Black Crowes, Gaslight Anthem, Norah Jones and more at the two-day Jersey Shore festival on Sept. 14 and 15

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty Images</p> Bruce Springsteen performs in Asbury Park in June 2019

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Bruce Springsteen performs in Asbury Park in June 2019

The Jersey Shore gods have spoken!

On Tuesday, the Sea.Hear.Now music festival released its highly anticipated lineup, revealing Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as one of the two headlining acts to perform in Asbury Park, New Jersey for this year's weekend event on Sept. 14 and 15.

A Jersey legend, Springsteen — who tops the lineup alongside fellow headliner Noah Kahan — is no stranger to the Sea.Hear.Now stage, having made a surprise appearance on stage with Social Distortion during the festival's inaugural year in 2018.

However, Springsteen's confirmed slot in the lineup comes as a rarity for the rock icon, who's established a reputation of mystique due to his unannounced surprise performances at New Jersey music venues through the years.

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<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty Images </p> Bruce Springsteen performs onstage during the grand re-opening of the Asbury Lanes on June 18, 2018, in Asbury Park, NJ.

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Bruce Springsteen performs onstage during the grand re-opening of the Asbury Lanes on June 18, 2018, in Asbury Park, NJ.

Springsteen's presence on the lineup is also significant due to the festival's share grounds with the famed Stone Pony, a stage that he's played more than any other concert venue. His first surprise performance at the club was in September 1974 with The Blackberry Booze Band (renamed Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes).

<p>Bobby Bank/WireImage</p> Bruce Springsteen attends the Stone Pony Reunion Show at The Wonder Bar on April 2, 2011, in Asbury Park, N.J.

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Bruce Springsteen attends the Stone Pony Reunion Show at The Wonder Bar on April 2, 2011, in Asbury Park, N.J.

Jersey Shore appearances aside, Springsteen — who's releasing a greatest-hits album in April, titled Best of Bruce Springsteen — recently joined Jon Bon Jovi on stage at the 2024 MusiCares Awards in February, where the fellow Jersey rocker was honored for his humanitarian efforts.

Springsteen's recent performances came amid his recovery from peptic ulcer disease. The “Born in the U.S.A.” singer announced in late September that he was in the midst of treatment for the condition and was pushing back the remainder of his 2023 tour dates as a result.

This year marks the sixth Sea.Hear.Now music festival, a two-day celebration of live music, art and surf culture produced by acclaimed rock photographer Danny Clinch. In addition to Springsteen and Kahan, other acts include The Black Crowes, The Revivalists, Kool and the Gang, Gaslight Anthem, 311 and Norah Jones.

"It has gone so fast," Clinch, 60, exclusively told PEOPLE in September 2023 of his 2018-incepted brainchild that's had annual shows since, excluding 2020 in light of the pandemic. "Everybody loves this festival because Asbury Park is such a great place to be in the fall," he said while referencing New Jersey's "incredible" surf and weather in September.

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Last year's headliners were The Killers and Foo Fighters, with other acts including Sheryl Crow, The Beach Boys, Weezer, Stephen Sanchez and more.

Sea.Hear.Now 2024 takes place on Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 with the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop at the iconic North Beach and Bradley Park in Asbury Park. Over 25 artists will perform across three stages — plus, a professional surf contest and art installations will be present throughout the weekend.

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The surf lineup includes surfers Balaram Stack, reigning champ Cam Richards, Sam Hammer, Cassidy McClain, Rob Kelly, Pat Schmidt, Mike Gleason, Tom Ihnken, Jamie DeWitt, Logan Kamen, Cole Deveney and Audrey Iglay.

To secure 1-Day or 2-Day Tickets, presale begins March 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET. General Admission, GA+, VIP, Platinum, or Ultimate Experience tickets are available.

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