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Avicii, Pretty Lights, Kaskade, Identity Festival lead Tampa Bay's summer EDM concert lineup


Last weekend, one of the world's top DJs, Markus Schulz, stopped by the Amphitheatre in Ybor City. Think of the show as the opening salvo in a summer of major electronic music events coming to Tampa Bay.

 If 2011 was the year electronic music broke in America, 2012 is the year it’s setting up shop right in your face. Three electronic festivals are slated to take place in Tampa Bay between May and August. For the first time, a DJ will headline the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Two more shows will take place at the Florida State Fairgrounds, of all places, in a building that can hold 4,000.

If you missed them, check out our interviews with Steve Aoki (at the Ritz Ybor on May 16) and Washed Out's Ernest Greene (at Crowbar on May 13). And then click here for our preview of the rest of this summer's hottest electronic music events in Tampa Bay, including Kaskade (above), Avicii, Pretty Lights, Afrojack, Paul Oakenfold, Rusko and more.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:31am]


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