Disco Donnie Presents & Sunset Events Announce phase 1 artist lineup & early bird on-sale
Sunset Music Festival kicks off the summer season with its eighth consecutive year in Tampa, Florida, this Memorial Day Weekend. Boasting an amazing lineup of superstars and rising talent from the world’s finest selection of electronic music, this year promises to be even bigger and better, demonstrated by today’s phase one talent announcement that includes: Dog Blood (Skrillex :: Boys Noize), Kaskade (Sunset Set), 12th Planet, Rusko, Alison Wonderland, Audien, Destructo, Chris Lake, Dombresky, Gabriel & Dresden, Ganja White Night, Omnom, Walker & Royce, Weiss, Will Clarke and more.
From its origins as a one-day festival in 2006 with 5,500 attendees, Sunset Music Festival has grown into one of the largest events in Tampa, drawing crowds of more than 60,000 over two days. There’s no denying the impact that Sunset’s growth has made on the evolution of Tampa’s electronic scene. The festival has become a true festival destination for thousands of out-of-state electronic music fans and is firmly established as a prominent brand for dance music festivals among the east coast region.
If fans think today’s phase one announcement is spectacular, just wait, “We’re thrilled to release the Sunset Music Festival 2019 lineup in advance of Tuesday’s early bird on-sale. We love the first phase, but the second is even bigger! Stay tuned,” exclaims Disco Donnie. John Santoro of Sunset Events agrees, “ I’m looking forward to seeing all of my Sunset family again this year and creating new memories during this Memorial weekend. I’m proud to share our phase one lineup and can’t wait to share phase two with all of our fans later this year.”
The festival, which incorporated hip-hop into its lineup in 2018, has previously featured such heavyweights as Marshmello, Destructo, Illenium, A-Trak, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Markus Schulz, Knife Party, Krewella, Ferry Corsten, Major Lazer, Above & Beyond, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, and Yellow Claw.
Along with the GA and VIP passes, SMF is introducing GA Plus passes that will allow express entry on 5/25 and 5/26 from 3PM until midnight Saturday & Sunday.
Phase 1 artist announcement, in alphabetical order:
Bonnie X Clyde
Dog Blood (Skrillex :: Boys Noize)
Gabriel & Dresden
Ganja White Night
Kaskade (Sunset Set)
Said The Sky
Walker & Royce
Stage takeovers by: Anjunabeats • Deadbeats
+20 more artists to be announced!
About Disco Donnie Presents
Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, founded by veteran promoter James “Disco” Donnie Estopinal. Since the company’s inception in 1994, DDP has generated over 10 million tickets sold and 10,000 live events, arena shows and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets around the world, including the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Latin America. DDP organizes and promotes nearly 1000 club events annually in markets all across the U.S., ranging from Portland, Philadelphia, Houston, Tampa, New Orleans, Dallas and St Louis to name only a few. Major festivals include Ultimate Music Experience, Sunset Music Festival, Sun City Music Festival, and more.
James “Disco Donnie” Estopinal, Jr. is DDP’s founder and CEO. Considered one of the godfathers of U.S. electronic dance music, Disco Donnie has grown over the past 24 years to become one of the leading dance music promoters in the world. From his early days in the 1990s New Orleans dance scene, Disco Donnie coupled eccentricity with ingenuity to create elaborately themed parties that charmed patrons, garnered an international following, and unwittingly became a catalyst for a national debate over the First Amendment right to expression.
In 2017, Disco became part of LIVESTYLE Entertainment. The current LIVESTYLE portfolio includes Disco Donnie Presents, React, Life in Color, ID&T (Tomorrowland, Sensation, TomorrowWorld), Beatport.com, Electric Zoo, Awakenings, Q-Dance, and more.