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Gasparilla Music Festival lineup adds St. Lucia, Big Freedia, more

Anderson East, Robert Randolph and others will join Brandi Carlile, Portugal. The Man and De La Soul in Tampa in March.
Big Freedia will perform at the Gasparilla Music Festival on March 7 in Tampa. [Golden G. Richard III/High ISO Music]
Big Freedia will perform at the Gasparilla Music Festival on March 7 in Tampa. [Golden G. Richard III/High ISO Music]
Published Feb. 6
Updated Feb. 7

This year’s Gasparilla Music Festival just keeps getting more and more eclectic.

Weeks after announcing an initial lineup headlined by Brandi Carlile, Portugal. The Man and De La Soul, the festival on Thursday announced a new round of national and local acts. Among them: indie-pop outfit St. Lucia, New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia, Nashville soul musician Anderson East, jam-fusion band Tauk and soul-blues supergroup the word, featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski and members of North Mississippi Allstars.

The festival also announced a bundle of local favorites, including Will Quinlan and the Holy Slow Train, Someday honey, Shevonne and the Force, Kerry Courtney, Pleasures, Charles Irwin and many others.

The Gasparilla Music Festival returns to Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park on March 7-8. Tickets remain on sale for $40 and up per day and $60 and up for the weekend.

Here’s the lineup (so far) by day:

March 7: Brandi Carlile, De La Soul, Rival Sons, St. Lucia, Curtis Harding, Big Freedia, the Nude Party, the Tony Tyler Trance performing the music of Derek and the Dominoes, Edan Archer, Someday Honey, Demi Nova, Shevonne and the Force, Jordan Patrick and the Midas Touch, Fre$h P, Photo Fire, Visit Neptune, Ashley Smith and the Random Occurrence, Kerry Courtney, Bears and Lions, the Stillhouse Shakers and more.

March 8: Portugal. The Man, the Word, Anderson East, Sales, Tauk, Marco Benevento, Argonaut&Wasp, the Wandering Hearts, Josh and the Jamtones, Will Quinlan and the Holy Slow Train, Discord Theory, Synergy in a Cup, New Fang, Pleasures, Vetnough, Charles Irwin, the Wandering Hours, Mr. Tommy and more.

For more on the 2020 festival, click here.

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