After contemplating which music festival to attend in my last post, I came across a hidden gem right here in Florida: SUNFEST! It is a 5-day arts and music festival on the beach in downtown West Palm Beach from April 27 to May 1. Not only is it on the beach, but it's only 4 hours from where I live in Tampa. Score.
I came across Sunfest after one of the bands playing in the festival posted a link on Facebook. I went to the site and was surprised on how many relevant names were performing, especially since I didn't hear anything about it until recently. My fiance and I instantly got our tickets once we saw the lineup. We are only going Friday and Saturday to mainly see Circa Survive, Anberlin, Taking Back Sunday and MGMT. But, the lineup for all 5 days includes these bands as well as acts like Sublime with Rome, Jason Mraz, Jeff Beck, Greg Allman, The Avett Brothers, Cee Lo, O.A.R and Ziggy Marley, to name a few. Here's the full lineup: http://lineup.sunfest.com/
It's definitely not on the same level as Bonnaroo or ACL but it's cheap ($50 for a 2-day ticket), on the beach, only a few hour drive and 3 of my favorite bands will be there. I still have my heart set on going to Austin City Limits. That is if the Lollapalooza 20th anniversary lineup that will be announced in a few weeks doesn't blow me away. I will do an update after Sunfest and document my experiences!
- I'm 24, despite the fact that I still tell people I'm 21 because I can't remember my age (that's what I like to tell myself but I think I'm just afraid of aging). College graduate. Work in advertising. Trying to find my "dream job" where I enjoy waking up everyday to go to work (one can dream). Living life to the fullest with no regrets. I love music-I listen to it about 18 hours a day (the other 6, if I'm lucky, are spent sleeping). I'm a health nut and recently discovered the joy of bikram yoga. I enjoy working out, traveling, going to concerts and sporting events, running in races for charities, and bargain shopping. I hope one day I'm around to witness world peace.