Bit by bit (that's a digital music joke ... kind of), we've been getting snippets of information on this summer's inaugural Identity Festival, a traveling electronic music festival that'll bring tons of dubstep, house, electro and indie-minded dance music to 20 cities around the country -- including Tampa on Aug. 24.
Today we have the most information yet about Tampa's identity stop, including a long-awaited lineup. And no matter what style of electronic music you like, you probably won't be disappointed.
Dubstep fans, and they are legion, will turn out for headliners Kaskade, Rusko and Datsik. Fans of electonic hip-hop will dig Pretty Lights and the Neptunes' Chad Hugo. The Disco Biscuits will give fans a taste of live jamtronica, and Australian sisters Nervo, above, will provide a little Ke$ha-style pop excess. Pitchfork-minded hipsters will dig Holy Ghost! and Hercules and Love Affair. And for the newbies out there, a couple of boldface-name DJs are also on the bill: Steve Aoki and DJ Shadow.
If none of the previous paragraph made any sense to you, well, you're probably not alone. A lot of these artists are still pretty underground. But with a traveling festival of this magnitude, playing a venue like the Gary, they may not stay that way for long.
Even though this festival will hit Tampa on a Wednesday, expect a ton of club kids to turn out. With 21 acts on three stages, it's the biggest electronic music event to hit Tampa in years.
Early bird tickets go onsale Friday through Sunday. There are no prices yet, but click here or check Ticketmaster for details.
Click here for all the details on Tampa's Identity Festival stop. And after the jump, get the complete lineup, by stage, for the Tampa show...
Skullcandy Stage: Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Rusko, Disco Biscuits, Chuckie, Booka Shade, Modestep
Dim Mak Stage: Steve Aoki, DJ Shadow, Le Castle Vania, Jessie and the Toy Boys, Holy Ghost!, Hercules and Love Affair, Datsik
Beatport Stage: White Shadow, LA Riots, Aeroplane, Manufactured Superstars, Chad Hugo, Nervo, The Eye
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*