Smashing Pumpkins, Ed Sheeran, Train Join West Palm’s SunFest Lineup
Smashing Pumpkins, Ed Sheeran, The Offspring and Train highlight the extensive and eclectic lineup for the 2013 SunFest Musical Festival.
This year’s incarnation of the event will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida from May 1-5. Other notable acts performing this year include Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Cheap Trick, Barenaked Ladies, Kenrick Lamar, Gavin DeGraw, Phillip Phillips, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Boz Scaggs, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Mac Miller, Slightly Stoopid, Gary Clark Jr., Yellowcard, Molly Hatchet and Reel Big Fish.
The festival is held along Flagler Drive in the city from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue, and features three stages for performers along the Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway.
“Founded in 1982, SunFest is Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival,” says the event’s official website. “Held annually in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida the first week in May, SunFest attracts more than 165,000 visitors. The festival and the patrons that it attracts have a very positive impact on the community.”
Tickets for the festival are on sale now, and early bird prices range from $30 for a one day pass to $61 for a five-day pass. That range will increase to $37-$69 when regular pricing takes effect April 28. Kids five and under are free.
In addition to the music, the event will featured a juried fine art and craft show that will feature more than 130 artists from around the country. The artist demonstration booth will be open Friday May 3-Sunday May 5. Examples of work by the artists include jewelry, painting, pottery & ceramics, photography, sculpture, wood, arts and crafts and more.
Other festivities during the event include the Captain Morgan Floating Oasis, which includes three floating barges tied up on the waterfront along Flagler Drive. Each will feature specially created Captain Morgan drinks. A fireworks show caps the festival, starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday.