The Sunset Music Festival in Tampa seemed all but dead after a series of incidents clouded last year’s festivities.
After a threat from the mayor of Tampa to shut the festival down, one of Florida’s up-and-coming EDM festivals has gained new life and will continue to bring the best EDM has to offer to the Big Guava.
If you haven’t been to the Sunset Music Festival, then here’s a little history lesson. Take out your No. 2 pencils and take notes:
Beginning life in 2011, the Sunset Music Festival was created as a way to bring some of the biggest names in DJing to Tampa Bay for the growing EDM fanbase that was taking root. Although Miami will always be known as the EDM capital of Florida, with its untouchable Ultra Music Festival and the growing Life In Color keeping the Magic City on its lofty perch, the Sunset Music Festival has made Tampa a second viable destination for those that listen to great music in the sultry Florida sun.
With the festival now assured of its survival, this year’s edition promises to be the biggest yet, with such names as Zeds Dead and RL Grime leading a packed roster of DJs that will rock Raymond James Stadium over Memorial Day Weekend.
Here is the complete lineup of all of the artists that will be scheduled to make an appearance in Tampa for the Sunset Music Festival:
Alu & Fila
Above & Beyond
Ganja White Night
Goldroom (live set)
Kill the Noise
Louis the Child
In addition to this awesome lineup, Yellow Claw will be making a special appearance at this year’s festivities, and the duo will be joined by:
Styles & Complete
Unlike Pluto Wingtip
Remember, this lineup is subject to change, so keep your eyes peeled on the roster, and, as always, keep it here to AXS.com for all things Sunset Music Festival.