Sunset Music Festival

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Jasmine Kellogg, Staff Writer

Festival season is approaching rapidly, and ravers are ready to see new artists and experience awesome sets. Sunset Music Festival is our closest to home festival that is held in Tampa at the Raymond James Stadium. On May 25 and 26th people with gather from all over to attend this festival and dance their hearts out to EDM music.

Florida is lucky, as they have a few large festivals per year held in our state, including EDC happening in Orlando in November, LIC, Forbidden Kingdom, which was held for its first year this year in Boca Raton in February, Ultra Miami, which just happened less than a month ago, and now SMF. SMF is the closest festival to us as it is only about 30-45 mins away, depending on traffic, located in Tampa. Since it is so close many students are going to be attending this year. Many festivals that are a farther distance away only ravers that are big into the scene will travel to. This one being so close, many who have not attended an event like this before will be going. Last year there was a slight dilemma with the weather, causing the second day of the festival to be canceled for a storm that didn’t show up as they thought it would. Hopefully this year the weather will bring nothing but blue skies and sunshine!

SMF along with most festivals is an 18+ event and goes all day long. On the first day big names such as Illenium, Liquid Stranger, Chris Lake, Fisher, and Zedd will be playing, along with many others. The second day features hit artists 12th Planet, Alison Wonderland, Dog Blood (Skrillex/ Boys Noize), Ganja White Night, Kaskade, and Zeds Dead. Senior Chase Kaufman who is planning on attending, says he is “stoked to see many of the artists on the second day, especially Zeds Dead as this will be [his] first time seeing them live.” The music varies from house to headbanging hardstyle and all in between. EDM fans will enjoy new beats, makes new friends from all over, and experience amazing light and laser shows. Tampa is taking on the amazing crowd and providing an awesome arena to hold all these fans and produce an awesome 2day festival for all.