2012 Identity Festival lineup: Paul Van Dyk, Wolfgang Gartner, Nero; tour returning to Tampa's 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
Tampa Bay's summer of electronic love will continue into August.
Following weeks of announcements about local shows by the likes of Kaskade, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Paul Oakenfold and events like the Sunset Music Festival and Downtown Digital, today we got maybe the biggest news yet: A return engagement for the Identity Festival, which this year will hit Tampa's 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre on Aug. 3.
This year's Identity Festival lineup includes Wolfgang Gartner (above), Paul Van Dyk, Eric Prydz, Excision, Nero (DJ set), Arty, Madeon, Porter Robinson, Doctor P, Noisia and Showtek, among others. However, as was the case last year, the lineup will vary by date, so it's no guarantee these artists will all be on the Tampa bill. An exact lineup by city is not yet available.
***UPDATE*** While this is far from complete, Identity's tour page now lists the following artists for the Tampa date: Eric Prydz, Wolfgang Gartner, Excision, Showtek, Arty, Noisia and Doctor P. No Nero, No Paul Van Dyk. But there's likely much more to come, so stay tuned.
A limited number of early bird tickets will go on sale this week for $25; after that general admission tickets are $60. Which seems mighty high, but that didn't keep scores of wildly dressed electronic music fans away from last year's Identity Festival (click here for a review).
The only question is, will we all be raved out by Aug. 3?
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*