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Sunset Music Festival lineup adds Zedd, Illenium, Zeds Dead, more

Zedd, shown here during the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, will headline the Sunset Music Festival on May 25-26 in Tampa. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella)
Published Apr. 2

With Miami's Ultra Music Festival in the books for 2019, Florida's electronic music fans may now turn their attention to the Sunset Music Festival in Tampa.

And the festival just gave them a lot more to look at.

The electronic mega-fest, slated to return Memorial Day weekend in Tampa, has unveiled the second phase of its 2019 lineup, including top-shelf DJs Zedd, Illenium, Tchami and Zeds Dead.

While we don't yet know which acts will be headlining the main stage each night, it's hard to bet against Zedd, the Russian-German producer responsible for some of the world's biggest EDM-pop crossover hits this decade, from Stay the Night, Clarity and Spectrum to last year's mega-smash The Middle. This will be his first time headlining the Sunset Music Festival since 2014.

The new acts join an already impressive first-wave lineup unveiled in January, including Dog Blood (a project featuring Skrillex and Boys Noize, Kaskade, Flux Pavilion, Alison Wonderland, Mat Zo, Rusko, Audien, 12th Planet and more.

The lineup, for now, by day:

Saturday May 25: Blunts and Blondes, Chris Lake, Decadon, Destructo, Dion Timmer, Dombresky, Droeloe, Fisher, Flux Pavilion, Gammer, Illenium, Lick, Liquid Stranger, Matt Medved, Omnom, Rusko, Steve Darko, Subtronics, Tchami, Walker and Royce, Weiss, Will Clarke and Zedd.

Sunday, May 26: 12th Planet, 4B, Alison Wonderland, Audien, Bonnie x Clyde, DNMO, Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boyz Noize), Gabriel and Dresden, Ganja White Night, Getter, GG Magree, Holly, Ilan Bluestone, Kaskade, Mat Zo, Oliver Smith, Peekaboo, Phantoms, Said the Sky, Yael and Zeds Dead.

A splashy lineup was arguably of paramount importance for Sunset '19, following the deaths of two fans in 2016 and the cancellation of its second day in 2018 due to threatening weather, even though very little rain ended up falling. (Of note: Illennium was supposed to perform in one of the top main stage slots at last year's rained-out second day. Maybe he'll get his chance to make things right this time around.)

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Two-day Sunset Music Festival tickets are on sale now starting at $169.95, or $269.95 and up for VIP. Click here for all the details on Sunset 2019.

Contact Jay Cridlin at cridlin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8336. Follow @JayCridlin.

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