Here is the official Press Release from SunFest:
West Palm Beach, Fla., February 27, 2014 – SunFest, Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival announces national acts scheduled to headline the 32nd annual event include Kid Rock, Ellie Goulding, Robin Thicke, Pretty Lights, The Goo Goo Dolls, Young the Giant, J. Cole, Alice In Chains, Sublime with Rome, Daughtry, Doobie Brothers, Austin Mahone, Dropkick Murphys, Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Cake, Justin Moore, David Nail, Josh Thompson, The Bangles, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Blues Traveler, The Wailers, Streetlight Manifesto, Rusted Root, Dick Dale, Inner Circle and Conway. The 2014 festival will be held April 30 – May 4 along the beautiful, scenic Flagler Drive in downtown in West Palm Beach.
“This is our favorite time of year,” said SunFest’s Executive Director Paul Jamieson. “It’s exciting to make the announcement of scheduled acts. The festival scene is one of the hottest growth areas in the music industry today. SunFest is a unique festival in that we attract traditional and new music fans and offer something for both. Our ticket sales have been on an upswing the last several years, and we continue to increase our entertainment investment to attract even more new fans. As we put the finishing touches on the festival planning, we are as eager as our ticket buyers for April 30th to get here.”
Also scheduled to perform at SunFest: Aer, Five Knives, Surfer Blood, Monster Truck, Before You Exit, B. Smyth, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Supervision, Brooke Eden, Vegabonds, Jillette Johnson, Afrobeta, Ancient Sun, Daniel Heitz Band, The Edge Effect, Jesse Young, Macy Kate, Odessey, Shout London, SOSOS, Speaking Volumes, Spred the Dub, Stevie Bee, and Victim of Circumstance.
American multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and musician Kid Rock will perform Wednesday night, April 30, on the Ford Stage. Known for his commercial success with the 1998 studio album Devil Without a Cause, that sold 13 million albums worldwide, he is a five-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold 25 million albums in the U.S.
American alternative rock band Cake, will perform on Wednesday night, April 30, on the Tire Kingdom Stage. With two platinum albums and three top 100 singles, some of their most popular hits include “The Distance,” “Short Skirt/Long Jacket,” and “Frank Sinatra.”
Rock guitarist Dick Dale will perform Wednesday night, April 30 on the Ford Stage. Dale is known for inventing surf music in the 1950’s. A unique and versatile self-taught musician, Dale, is also a master at the Acoustic, Electronic, Bass and Spanish Guitars, and a myriad of other instruments as well. In 2007, he was presented the third personalized medallion in 40 Years from Guitar Player Magazine as “Guitar Legend.” Dale has also been inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, as well as the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, CA.
Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke will perform on Thursday night, May 1, on the Ford Stage. After topping the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and reaching No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his single “Lost Without U,” Thicke hit international success again in 2013 with his album Blurred Lines. Thicke was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2013: Best Pop Vocal Album for Blurred Lines and Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the album's single "Blurred Lines.”
Sublime with Rome will perform on Thursday night, May 1, on the Tire Kingdom Stage. Sublime with Rome is a musical collaboration between Eric Wilson, formerly of the band Sublime, and singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez. Some of their hit songs include “Only,” “Safe And Sound” and “Panic.”
The Goo Goo Dolls will perform on Friday night, May 2 on the Ford Stage. Although renowned for their commercial success with the 1998 single “Iris,” the Goo Goo Dolls have 14 Top 10 singles on various charts, and have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. The first single “Home” from their 2010 album, Something for the Rest of Us extended the band’s record to 14 Top 10 hits. The band’s newest album Magnetic was released in June 2013.
Young the Giant will perform on Friday night, May 2, on the Ford Stage. This American indie rock band formed in Irvine, California in 2004. They released their debut album in 2010 and the band’s first two singles “My Body” and “Cough Syrup” reached the Top 5 on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart. Young the Giant’s sophomore album Mind over Matter was released January 2014.
Hip hop recording artist J. Cole will perform Friday night, May 2 on the FPL Stage. Cole first received recognition in 2007, following the release of his debut mixtape The Come Up. His debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story was released September 2011 and debuted No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, Top R&B Albums and Top Rap Albums chart, selling more than 218,000 copies in its first week. Cole’s most recent album Born Sinner was released in June 2013 and rose to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
American Grammy Award winning rock band Doobie Brothers will perform on Friday night, May 2, on the Tire Kingdom Stage. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout their career and were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. The Doobie Brothers have continued to perform, create and record for more than 21 consecutive years.
Rock and reggae band Rebelution will perform Saturday afternoon, May 3, on the Ford Stage. Their third studio album debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and sold 16,000 copies its first week, despite giving away half the album free to their fans over the 6 weeks prior to release.
Rock, reggae, hip/hop band Dirty Heads will perform Saturday afternoon, May 3 on the Ford Stage. Their debut album featured one of the decade’s biggest rock singles “Lay Me Down” which spent eleven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative chart. Rolling Stone Magazine recognized them as one of the year’s best new bands.
The all-female band The Bangles will perform on Saturday afternoon May 3, on the FPL Stage. Guitarists Susan Hoffs and Vicki Peterson formed The Bangles with drummer Debbi Peterson in California in 1980. They combined the chiming riffs and catchy melodies of the British Invasion with a hint of new wave energy. Their hits include “Manic Monday,” “Walk Like an Egyptian,” “In Your Room” and “Eternal Flame.” The band’s latest album, Sweetheart of the Sun, was released in 2011.
New Orleans based jazz and funk band Trombone Shorty & the Orleans Avenue will perform Saturday afternoon, May 3, on the Tire Kingdom Stage. Their first album Backatown was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award and their sophomore album For True spent 12 weeks on top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart in 2011. Trombone Shorty recently released his third album and performed at the 2014 Grammy Awards ceremony with Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Queen Latifah, and Madonna.
Dance and electronica artist Pretty Lights will perform on Saturday Night, May 3, on the Ford Stage. His second album A Color Map of the Sun was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award in the category of Best Dance/Electronica Album.
Daughtry, singer, songwriter, and musician from North Carolina, will perform Saturday night, May 3 on the Tire Kingdom Stage. After releasing back to back No. 1 albums, earning 4 Grammy Award nominations, and winning four American Music Awards, Daughtry released his latest album Get Baptized in November 2013. He is best known for his songs “It’s Not Over,” “Over You” and “Home.”
Josh Thompson will perform Saturday afternoon, May 3, on the FPL Stage. The American country music artist released his debut album Way Out Here in January 2010. The album has produced three top 40 hits for him on the charts “Beer on the Table,” “Way Out Here,” and “Won’t Be Lonely Long.” In 2013, his fifth single from his upcoming second studio album, “Cold Beer with Your Name on It,” was released and debuted at No. 52 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week.
David Nail will perform Saturday night, May 3, on the FPL Stage. This American country music artist released the album I’m About to Come Alive in 2009 including singles “Red Lights” and “Turning Home” which reached Top 20 and earned him Academy of Country Music and Grammy Award nominations. His second studio album The Sound of a Million Dreams was released in November 2011 and the single “Let It Rain” hit No. 1.
Country singer Justin Moore will perform Saturday night, May 3, on the FPL Stage. Debuting No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart with Off the Beaten Path, he has already produced four No. 1 and his current Top 25-and-rising single “Lettin’ the Night Roll” has sold nearly 100,000 downloads. Combined with his previous GOLD-certified albums – Justin Moore and Outlaws Like Me – Justin has sold more than 5 million digital downloads and is currently headlining the Off The Beaten Path Tour.
American Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys will perform Sunday afternoon, May 4 on the Ford Stage. The 2004 single “Tessie” became the band’s first hit and one of their biggest charting singles to date. Their 2005 single “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” was featured in the 2006 Academy Award-winning movie The Departed, and went on to become a Platinum-selling single to date. Their last three albums, all debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard charts, including Signed and Sealed in Blood which is the band's eighth studio album and was released in 2013 and made its debut at No. 9.
Blues Traveler will perform Sunday afternoon, May 4, on the Tire Kingdom Stage. With Top 40 singles “Run Around” and “Hook,” the band gained mainstream popularity after their fourth studio album Four released in 1994. After taking a transition period, Blues Traveler released a double-disk compilation entitled 25 on Hip-O Records. Blues Traveler’s most recent studio album Suzie Cracks the Whip was released in 2012.
Rusted Root will perform Sunday afternoon, May 4, on the Tire Kingdom Stage. Originating from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rusted Root is known for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section. Rusted Root has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide, including their most recent release The Movement.
American ska punk band Streetlight Manifesto will perform Sunday afternoon, May 4, on the Ford Stage. Delivering a brassy, upbeat brand of third wave ska -- complete with punk-styled melodies -- the band made its debut in 2003 with the album Everything Goes Numb. They are best known for their hits “Would You be Impressed” and “The Littlest Things” from their latest album titled The Hands That Thieve.
Jamaican reggae band Wailers will perform Sunday afternoon, May 4, on the FPL Stage. There is no more legendary band in Jamaican music history than The Wailers. Formed in 1969, the group has created an extraordinary body of work. The band continues its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari. Their known for many songs including “Redemption Song,” “Three Little Birds,” and “One Love.”
Jamaican reggae group Inner Circle will perform Sunday, May 4th, on the FPL stage. After winning a 1993 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with Bad Boys, the band scored again with the 1994 album Reggae Dancer, which earned another Grammy Award nomination for Best Reggae Album. Their best known for their hits “Bad Boys,” “SWEAT,” and “Games People Play.”
American singer, songwriter Conway will perform Sunday, May 4th, on the Ford stage. Her EP Big Talk was released in 2013, which includes hits such as “Big Talk,” and “Killer.”
British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding will perform Sunday night, May 4, on the Ford Stage. After releasing her debut album in 2010, her single “Lights” was an immovable fixture in the upper reaches of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, after 35 weeks. Goulding’s second album was released in 2012 with its lead single “Anything Could Happen” reaching the Top 5 in the UK, as well as the Top 20 in Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand. She has added singing at the White House, performing at William and Kate’s Royal wedding, and a No. 1 pop record that has sold more than 3 million copies in America to her many accomplishments.
American rock band Alice in Chains, will perform Sunday night, May 4, on the Tire Kingdom Stage. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 25 million albums worldwide. The band has also achieved two No. 1 Billboard 200 releases, fourteen Top 10 songs on the Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart, and eight Grammy Award nominations. Alice in Chains released their fifth studio album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here in May 2013.
Austin Mahone will perform Sunday night, May 4, on the FPL Stage. The pop star began his career by posting YouTube videos in 2010 and by 2012 was officially signed to Chase/Universal Republic Records. He won MTV Video Music Award’s Breakout Artist to Watch in 2013 and was nominated for Favorite Breakout Artist at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards. Austin’s fans, respectfully called Mahomies can’t get enough of this teenage singer with singles including his just released “Mmm Yeah” (feat. Pitbull), “Say Somethin,” and “You Say You’re Just a Friend” (feat. Flo Rida).
Advance tickets are on sale now at sunfest.com, or by calling 1-800-SUNFEST. Advance pricing is vaild now through April 26th. A Five Day Pass is only $61.00!
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