Phillip Phillips added to Funshine Music Festival at Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa

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Just last week, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips announced a gig in Tampa, opening for John Mayer at the Live Nation Amphitheatre in September. But it seems he can't wait that long to play here.

Phillips has been added to the new Funshine Music Festival, May 3-5 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. He'll play on the festival's first night, which also features Train, Smashing Pumpkins and Cheap Trick. He may also help boost ticket sales among younger fans, since his breakthrough single Home was a big radio hit last year.

The inaugural Funshine Fest will feature more than 30 acts on six stages in and around the Fairgrounds, as well as more than 60 rides. Advance tickets start at $25 per day, or $65 for the weekend. It's $15 per day for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Click here for all the details.

The lineup by day:

Friday, May 3: Train, Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick, Phillip Phillips, Good Old War, Youngblood Hawke, Dead Confederate, Roadkill Ghost Choir

Saturday, May 4: REO Speedwagon, Styx, Ted Nugent, New Found Glory, Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional, We The Kings, Bad Books, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, The Weeks, Pitbull Toddler, Tallhart and Hell's Bells (AC/DC tribute)

Sunday, May 5: Gary Allan, Kix Brooks, the Wallflowers, Josh Thompson, The Lone Bellow, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones tribute) and Yesterday (Beatles tribute

 

[Last modified: Monday, March 25, 2013 8:38am]

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