Every Memorial Day Weekend, Tampa brings the heat with Sunset Music Festival (SMF) and this year is no different. Held at Raymond James Stadium, this annual spring festival hosts three stages and thousands of attendees.
Here are 5 reasons to get excited about SMF 2018:
This entire lineup has a lot to offer, but I’m specifically looking forward to the bass. Necks are sure to be broken at this year’s Sunset Music Festival. The king of bass, Excision, will be headed to Tampa to headline SMF and is sure to blow the speakers. Other acts like Zomboy, Slander, Nghtmre, and Herobust will be bringing bass heads from across the United States to Tampa.
SMF was the first festival I attended and what got me into raving in 2016. I will never forget walking through the gates the first day and being greeted with a million smiling faces. After attending again last year with a year of raving under my belt, I can say the PLUR vibes continue year after year.
The heat won’t stop the fashion at SMF. Think beach vibes for this spring festival! Matching two-piece sets, hand fans, anything mermaid-themed and LOTS of glitter is a necessity for this summer festival.
Pro tip: Don’t wear fluffies and a long sleeve bodysuit to a 90-degree rave. I looked cute in my iHeartRaves outfit last year, but was severely unprepared for the Florida heat. Instead, try something withbooty shorts and arave top
Tampa is located near some of the best beaches in the country. Celebrate the beginning of summer by enjoying a day at Clearwater or St Pete Beach with your rave fam. I recommend arriving a day earlier or staying an extra day to take in everything Tampa has to offer.
The Before AND After Parties
The party doesn’t stop after the festival ends. The Ritz Ybor is a short drive from SMF and will be hosting a pre-party Friday night and banging after parties both Saturday and Sunday night. Catch your favorite artists again and party all night long at the official SMF parties.
What are you most excited for at SMF? Catch me at Sunset Music Festival Memorial Day weekend May 26th-27th, 2018!