West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) March 09, 2013
SunFest, Floridas largest music, art and waterfront festival announces national acts scheduled to headline the 31st annual event being held May 1-5, along the beautiful, scenic Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. Train, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Offspring, Ed Sheeran, Life In Color, The Black Crowes, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Slightly Stoopid, Big Sean, Gavin DeGraw, Phillip Phillips, Boz Scaggs, Cheap Trick, Barenaked Ladies, Jimmy Cliff, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, The Airborne Toxic Event, Reel Big Fish, Less than Jake, Yellowcard, Molly Hatchet, Gary Clark Jr., The Chevin, Tribal Seeds, The Lone Bellow are among the national headliners scheduled to perform.
“It’s always a very exciting time when we announce the lineup,” said Executive Director Paul Jamieson. “It is particularly rewarding when you can present a line-up with some of the hottest and most relevant acts touring today, as well as acts with a rich touring history. And all, as always, at an affordable ticket price. To be a festival that has such longevity and yet is attracting new and exciting artists and annually increasing number of fans is rewarding to everyone involved with SunFest.
90s alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins are performing Wednesday evening, May 1 on the Bank of America Stage. The group formed in 1988 and had a strong influence on the 90s generation. Their first album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness won them success by being a certified 9x platinum record. The Smashing Pumpkins hits include, 1979, Bullet with Butterfly Wings and Tonight, Tonight. They released Oceania in June 2012 and have sold over 102,000 copies in the U.S.
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros will perform on Wednesday evening, May 1 on the Tire Kingdom Stage. This indie-folk band formed in 2007 with the help of lead singer Alex Ebert, who is also the vocalist of the power-pop group Ima Robot. The free-spirited artists released their second full-length album Here in May 2012. The album was ranked in the Top 10 on Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2012 list and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
Train will perform Thursday evening, May 2 on the Bank of America Stage. Originating in San Francisco, California Train is a double Grammy Award winning rock band from their multiplatinum single Drops of Jupiter in 2002. Train returned to the charts in 2010 after releasing Hey Soul Sister. The band released their sixth studio album California 37, with Drive By and Bruises featuring Ashley Monroe. Three of Trains albums have landed at the top 10 of the Billboard 200 and have sold over 4 million albums in the U.S.
American rapper Big Sean will be performing Thursday evening, May 2 on the Tire Kingdom Stage. Big Sean began his career in 2007 when Kayne West signed him with GOOD Music. From his first album Finally Famous, Sean had three hit singles; “My Last”, “Marvin & Chardonnay” and “Dance (A$ $ ).” He is expected to release his second studio album, Hall of Fame in June 2013.
Yellowcard will perform Friday evening, May 3 on the Bank of America Stage. Yellowcard is an American pop punk/alternative rock band from Jacksonville, Florida now based in Los Angeles. Their music features the use of a violin which is unusual for the genre. They may be best-known for “Ocean Avenue”, which peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100. Yellowcard released a highly anticipated new album in March of last year titled When Youre Through Thinking, Say Yes, after the bands four year hiatus. The most well known single from this album is Sing for Me. Their latest album, Southern Air, was released in August 2012.
The Offspring will perform Friday evening, May 3 on the Bank of America Stage. This punk rock band originated in Orange County, California in 1984, and has sold over 40 million records worldwide. The Offspring is popular for their famous songs, “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)” and “Why Don’t You Get a Job?” Their latest studio album, Days Go By, was released in June 2012, and debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200.
Jazzy, funky, and hip Gary Clark Jr. will be performing Friday evening, May 3 on the Tire Kingdom Stage. Originating out of Austin, Texas, Clark released his most recent album in October 2012, Blak & Blu, with songs, Aint Messin Around and Glitter Ain’t Gold (Jumpin’ For Nothin’). Clark is featured in a song with the popular artist Alicia Keys in the hit Fire We Make.
Rock band The Black Crowes are performing Friday evening May 3 on the Tire Kingdom Stage. This all American rock band began in 1989, releasing their first album Shake Your Money Maker. To date they have sold more than 4 million copies around the world. The Black Crowes experienced huge success in the 90s and all throughout the new millennium. The band is well known for their popular songs She Talks to Angels,Hard to Handle, and Thorn in My Pride.
English star Ed Sheeran will be performing Friday evening, May 3 on the FPL Stage. This 22-year-old has made an impression in the U.S. This year he was nominated for the Song of the Year at the Grammys with his single “The A Team.” He has received multiple awards in Britain as well as Australia. In 2012, Sheeran’s first album + peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200.
Slightly Stoopid is performing Saturday afternoon, May 4 on the Bank of America Stage. Originating from Ocean Beach, California the band describes themselves as “a fusion of acoustic rock and blues with reggae, hip-hop, and punk.” Slightly Stoopid has been around for more than a decade and have seven albums. Top of the World was released August 2012 and landed the Billboard 200 at No. 13.
American indie rock band The Airborne Toxic Event will be performing Saturday afternoon, May 4 on the FPL Stage. The band originated in Los Angeles, California in 2006. Their second album was released April 2011 and included the song Changing,” which reached No. 4 on the Alternative Song charts. The band will be releasing their third album Such Hot Blood this April.
Molly Hatchet will perform Saturday afternoon, May 4 on the Tire Kingdom Stage. The band originated in Jacksonville, Florida in 1975 and is best known for the album, Flirtin With Disaster which was a three-time multi-platinum record. The bands latest album, Justice is their twelfth studio album, released in 2010.
Dickey Betts, founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, will be performing with his band Great Southern on Saturday afternoon, May 4 on the Tire Kingdom Stage. Born and raised in our very own West Palm Beach, Florida Dickey Betts has been in the music industry since 1960. Betts first solo album Highway Call had two hit singles “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Blue Sky.” In 2011, Betts was recognized at No. 61 in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Life in Color Worlds Largest Paint Party (EDM) will be hosted at SunFest Saturday evening, May 4 on the Bank of America Stage. Life in Color originated on a college campus in Florida and has blown up around the world. This lifetime experience showcases well known DJs that play high-energy music, dancing, art, and paint all in one night.
Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will perform Saturday evening, May 4 on the FPL Stage. Philips is known for his rich, raspy voice and magnificent guitar skills. Home released May 2012 hit triple platinum and was the highest debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart with 278,000 downloads sold in the first week. Phillips debut album The World From the Side of the Moon sold 169,000 copies in its first week of release.
The all American rock band Cheap Trick will perform Saturday evening, May 4 on the Tire Kingdom Stage. This band made their mark with countless classics including, I Want You to Want Me, and Surrender. Cheap Trick has more