2016 SunFest lineup: Duran Duran, Train, Alabama Shakes, Meghan Trainor and more
As the festival industry continues to boom around Florida, one oldie but goodie is rolling on in West Palm Beach: SunFest, which always draws fans from around the Sunshine State.
The annual downtown festival generally hews more mainstream than most niche events, bringing in pop, rock, hip hop and classic rock acts. And this year's lineup, released Monday, is no exception: Duran Duran, Train, ZZ Top, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, the Roots, Slightly Stoopid, Evanescence, Rick Springfield, and more.
But plenty of acts on the bill skew younger, hipper and even more indie: Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, Steve Aoki, G-Eazy, Bastille, Walk the Moon, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities, Flogging Molly and the Joy Formidable, among others.
Other acts on the bill: Salt N Pepa, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Shovels & Rope, Goldfinger, Andy Grammer, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band, Coleman Hell, Judah and the Lion, the Babys, LunchMoney Lewis, Drew Holcomb, the Bright Light Social Hour and many more. (Worth noting: Appearances by Tampa Bay acts WD-HAN and Trey Libra fka Jacob Izrael.)
This year's SunFest takes place from April 27 to May 1 in West Palm Beach. One-day tickets are $35 ($10 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under). Two-day passes are $55 for adults, $17 for kids 6-12. Five-day passes are $75 for adults, $25 for kids 6-12. All of these prices are until March 11; they'll go up once on March 12 and then again at the gate.
-- Jay Cridlin