Probably the best sun-soaked family vacation you could ask for at such great value, SunFest arrives at West Palm Beach today (April 30th 2014) with a line-up that truly has something for everyone - if you'd pardon the cliché. Like any decent festival, filling in the spaces between bands is everything from the BB&T Juried Fine Art & Craft show to the Floating Oasis barge parties, not to mention the much anticipated fireworks display on Sunday. Having hosted its first event in 1982, it's no wonder it has remained such a family favourite, attracting over 165,000 revellers each year.
Goo Goo Dolls are on the SunFest bill for Friday
Day one gets off to an impressive start to the weekend with sixties surf music pioneer Dick Dale making an appearance alongside local alt rockers Surfer Blood. Kid Rock brings his infectious southern rock to his headline set today. Tomorrow brings a bit of chart pop as Robin Thicke headlines, while Friday starts to offer a bit of a mix with the likes of 90s sensations Goo Goo Dolls and hip hop artist J. Cole. 80s pop trio The Bangles pump up the nostalgic fever of the event, while Colorado producer Pretty Lights is sure to get a party going with his electric performance.
If you're only planning a day trip, then closing day Sunday could be the most interesting day for music. UK popstar Ellie Goulding will be headlining and there'll be plenty to rock out to with Seattle grunge quartet Alice In Chains making an appearance alongside celtic punk collective Dropkick Murphys and reggae heroes The Wailers who are, of course, the former band of the late Bob Marley.
Ellie Goulding is set to headline SunFest's closing day
For such an eclectic and unashamedly fun mix of a line-up, you can't go wrong with the price. A full five day pass costs just $61 advance and $71 regular. And for children aged 6-12, its just $20 and $22!
Alice In Chains
Before You Exit
Bobby Lee Rodgers
Daniel Heitz Band
Goo Goo Dolls
Luxury of Company
SKY BLU OF LMFAO
Spred The Dub
Sublime with Rome
The Edge Effect
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Victims of Circumstance
Young the Giant