On Monday (Oct. 14), the central Florida-based music festival announced not only its return but also its complete lineup. Headlining its comeback event will be Mumford $ Sons, Vampire Weekend, and HAIM.
Joining the acts as mentioned earlier on the roster are Rüfüs Du Sol, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Big Gigantic, ARIZONA, Sublime with Rome, Blood Orange, Bob Moses, Glass Animals, and more. As per the festival’s website, over 100 acts are set to appear at the 2020 incarnation of the event.
In the true spirit of diversity, Okeechobee Fest will bring back Jungle 51, their all-hours outdoor dance party as well as Aquachobee, their white-sand beach party.
If dance and beach parties aren’t tour thing, then it may be a good idea to check out Chobeewobee Village. The village will feature a mix of immersive art, food, drinks, yoga classes, workshops, and speakers, a great idea for those who need a little R and R after rocking out all night.
Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival returns to its home at the Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida, during the weekend of March 5-8, 2020.
Tickets go on sale via the festival’s website this Friday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. EST. For more information about Okeechobee Fest 2020, head on over to the festival’s website here.
It’s been several years since 104.3 The Shark invaded the air waves of South Florida and by the looks of how many artists have made their way down south, they are definitely staying true to their goal of bringing in the biggest rock musicians to one of the most forgotten parts of the country. After spending much of the week dropping hints on their social media accounts in the form of stitching art, South Florida’s only rock radio station announced their much-anticipated lineup for the 2018 incarnation of their annual Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival.
On Friday (Sept. 7), during their morning show “The Big Mistake,” hosts Ashley O. and Spanish unveiled the complete list of artists who will descend on South Florida during the first week of December for the festival. Day one will primarily feature artists who are currently finding homes on the rock and alternative radio charts.
Headlining the first day of the event will Panic! at the Disco, who earlier this summer unleashed not only their sixth studio Pray for the Wicked by also hit the touring circuit for a massive North American tour. Also taking the stage during the first night of the two-day event will be Sublime with Rome, Young the Giant, Blue October, Cold War Kids, lovelytheband, and Shipwrecked alums the Dirty Heads and Robert DeLong.
While day one’s lineup primarily focuses on artists who are currently appealing to the general masses, day two will feature a more throwback-centric lineup with acts like 311, LIVE, Third Eye Blind, Collective Soul, Sugar Ray, Everclear, and newly added Matt and Kim.
Pre-sale tickets for members of the station’s Chum Club will go on sale beginning next Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. local time and conclude on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 p.m. local time. After that, general ticket sales will begin.
Earlier in the month, the radio station revealed that the one-day event geared towards the younger rock fans had expanded to two days.
Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival will return to its home of Fort Lauderdale Beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the weekend of Dec. 1-2.
The official poster for the event can be seen below.
The lineup for SunFest 2018 is out and like with past years, it looks like festival organizers made it their mission to make sure every music taste is satisfied. On Wednesday (Feb. 21), the official lineup for the 2018 incarnation of the annual South Florida music festival was unveiled. Headlining the four-day music festival this year will be Billy Idol, Girl Talk, Zedd, Incubus, Logic, Rae Sremmurd, Nick Jonas, 311, and Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull.
“We create our lineup to appeal to a variety of people and musical interests,” SunFest executive director Paul Jamieson explained in a statement.
As with past years, Jamieson’s statement still rings true. This year’s roster does have a little bit for every particular music taste as well as those who are interested in stepping out of their comfort zone. Holding down the fort for the pop-loving crowd are acts like Pitbull, Nick Jonas, Zedd, and DNCE while hip-hop fans will be able to enjoy performances by Rae Sremmurd and PartyNextDoor.
For the older fans in the crowd, the music festival was able to secure legendary acts like Billy Idol, who will headline the first night of the event, and KC and the Sunshine Band, who will perform Saturday afternoon. For the rock-loving crowd, bands like Incubus, Grouplove, Dreamers, and 311 will hit the stage throughout the weekend.
SunFest 2018 will invade downtown West Palm Beach from May 3 to May 6. The multi-stage event will return to its home on Flagler Drive right on the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach. Early bird tickets are currently available on the festival’s website here. Early bird tickets cost $37-$75 with prices increasing on March 9.
The complete artist roster for SunFest 2018 can be seen below while the daily schedule/performance times can be found on SunFest’s website.
Sublime’s debut album is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary, so the remaining members of the group have decided to unleash a slew of goodies for their longtime fans to honor the occasion. On Tuesday (March 21), the California-founded band announced they will be reissuing 1995’s Badfish EP on vinyl for Record Store Day 2017 (April 22). This marks the second year the group has released something from their discography for the unofficial music lovers holiday. Last year, the band released their 1991 cassette, Jah Won’t Pay the Bills, on vinyl.
The Badfish vinyl will include the 40 Oz. to Freedom version of “Badfish” and “Don’t Push (Original)” as well as the live at Kommotion (Sept. 3, 1994) version of “Untitled Dub” on side A. The live at Kommotion (Sept. 3, 1994) version of “We’re Only Gonna Die for Our Arrogance” and “Roots of Creation” will be featured on the B-side of the vinyl.
When celebrating a record with a name like 40 Oz. to Freedom, it’s only fitting to release a beer and name it after the album and that’s exactly what Sublime plans to do. The group has teamed up with AleSmith Brewing Company to create a Mexican-style lager named “40 Oz. to Freedom.”
“It doesn’t taste like anything else,” drummer Bud Gaugh said in a statement. “The flavor is great and it has a craft beer flare with a true Mexican lager taste. This is the one!”
Late singer Bradley Nowell’s widow, Troy Holmes, added, “Being a beer lover, I’m so proud to partner with an elite world-class brewery like AleSmith and I know Sublime fans will absolutely love it! Like Bradley sang, ‘That second beer was such a turn-on.'”
A limited-edition batch of the beer will be bottled in 40 ounce containers and sold through the brewery as well as some yet-to-be-determined locations before they are nationally released as six packs.
As if the Record Store Day release and beer weren’t enough, the group will release their first authorize documentary which will reportedly tell the “real” story of the band. The film came together thanks to joint cooperation from Gaugh, bassist Eric Wilson, and the Nowell estate on the production end. As if that wasn’t enough Sublime on film, the group has also revealed that they are currently in the early stages of negotiations for a biopic about the band.
While Sublime hasn’t released any new music since 1996, the latest incarnation, Sublime with Rome, released their last studio album, Sirens, back in 2015. This summer, the group will hit the touring circuit alongside fellow Californians, The Offspring, for their massive co-headlining tour. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.
THE OFFSPRING / SUBLIME WITH ROME SUMMER TOUR DATES:
July 6 – Airway Heights, Wash. – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
July 7 – Abbotsford, British Columbia – Abbotsford Centre
July 8 – Penticton, British Columbia – South Okanagan Events Centre
July 10 – Calgary, Alberta – Cowboys Stampede
July 11 – Moose Jaw, SSaskatchewan – Mosaic Place
July 12 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – RBC Convention Centre
July 14 – Sudbury, Ontario – Sudbury Arena
July 15 – London, Ontario – Rock The Park Music Festival
Sept. 8 – Chicago, Ill. – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sept. 9- Sterling Heights, Mich. – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Sept. 12 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 14 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Sept. 15 – Boston, Mass. – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sept. 16 – Wantagh, N.Y. – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 19 – Rogers, Ark. – Walmart AMP
Sept. 21 – The Woodlands, Texas – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept. 26 – Chula Vista, Calif. – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 – Mountain View, Calif. – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 29 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Sept. 30 – Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre
It’s starting to sound like there might be some bad blood between Linkin Park and Sublime. Rome Ramirez, the current singer of the punk band has accused Linkin Park of calling the cops on the band while they were smoking marijuana.
The bands recently shared the stage at KFMA DAY in Tucson, AZ, but according to Ramirez, the band called the cops on them because they were “allergic to weed” and that the police came and confiscated the weed while Sublime were on stage, though no arrest had been made.
Ramirez went on to dub Linkin Park by a new name, Linkin Nark. It’s would not be so surprising if this did occur because LP frontman, Chester Bennington has had a long history with drug addiction, but Mike Shinoda has now come out to defend the band.
Like Ramirez, Shinoda took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter claiming that his band were not the ones who called the cops on Sublime. He also goes on to give an alibi for the band saying that they were in the middle of a meet and greet when cops were called; nowhere near where the alleged smoking was going on.
LP didn't "call the cops" on @RomeMusica smoking pot. Not sure where the rumor came from. Definitely not my style, bummer it happened.