For thirty-five years, SUNFEST has been Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival. The ritual that started in 1982, has been held annually in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. This year, the event runs from Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6. Attracting over 270,000 people annually, the festival offers up a lineup of musical guests and artists that will not disappoint.
SunFest takes place along the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach. The festival grounds are on Flagler Drive. Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Drive lie at the north and south boundaries, respectively. For an approximate GPS fix on the grounds, reference “100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL.”
SunFest, Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival announces the lineup for the 35th annual event. The national headliners include: Pitbull, Zedd, Logic, Rae Sremmurd, Incubus, Nick Jonas, Sublime with Rome, 311, PartyNextDoor, Billy Idol, SOJA, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Cake, Third Eye Blind, Grouplove, Girl Talk, DNCE, KC and The Sunshine Band, Toots and the Maytals, Sir Sly, Dreamers, Olivia O’Brien, Living Colour, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Malu Trevejo, The O’My’s, Castlecomer, Ari Lennox, RDGLDGRN, lovelytheband, Brother Sundance, Samantha Harvey, Liz Brasher, The Ries Brothers, The Sh-Booms, Sleepwalkers, and SremmLife Crew: Bobo Swae + Riff 3x.
“We are excited about the energy and talent we have pulled together in this year’s lineup,” said SunFest Executive Director Paul Jamieson “We create our lineup to appeal to a variety of people and musical interests. We have some of the hottest new talent and returning favorites. The four-day format has been well received and we are looking forward to a jam-packed, long weekend of great music and fun.”
Also scheduled to perform at SunFest are regional and local acts: Brothers of Others, The Captain, DAFEAUXNITO, DJ Adam Lipson, Hell & Hollar, Marley Waters, Nite Box, NOSTALJAH, Paul Anthony & The Reggae Souljahs, The String Assassins, Sonali, and Thoughts.
SunFest is supported by more than 2,000 volunteers; last year people traveled from all 50 states, 30 countries and more than 200 cities outside of Palm Beach County; Economic impact to the area is more than $15 million; partner with local charities to provide more than $100,000 of fundraising to their causes.
This year the festival will run 4 days with the JetBlue Stage, Art District sponsored by Florida Lottery, and The ChillZone all opening on Thursday, May 3.
Ways To Save
For more information on the following ticket deals and promotions visit sunfest.com/ticket-promotions
Special Discount Ticket Promotion SunFest tickets are at the lowest price but that will end soon. The discount is across all ticket categories with the 4-day pass offering the most savings – providing all SunFest has to offer for less than $19/day. Tickets can be purchased at SUNFEST.COM
Bank of America salutes the troops Military personnel can purchase a 1-day ticket for $37, a discount of $12 off. This promotion is available by verifying your service through GovX. Discount ends on April 28. Valid for Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists & Veterans. This promotion is sponsored by Bank of America and purchased online, visit sunfest.com/ticket-promotions.
Youth tickets Kids 5 and under are FREE courtesy of Wells Fargo. Kids 6 – 12: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate.
2018 TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for SunFest 2018 are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.sunfest.com, at the SunFest store located at 525 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, or by calling 1-800-SUNFEST. Advance tickets are also sold between April 14 and April 28 at Palm Beach and Martin County Publix Super Market locations.
Festival tickets are currently at the lowest price and increase twice before the festival. Current pricing is $37 for a 1-day pass, $59 for a 2-day pass, and $75 for a 4-day pass. This special discount period ends March 9. Advance discount prices end on April 28 at which time patrons will need to select from weekday ($49) and weekend ($54) ticket options; and, 2 and 4-day passes will not be sold Saturday and Sunday of the festival.
All ticket information can be found online at sunfest.com/get-your-tickets
2018 FESTIVAL DAYS/HOURS
Thursday, May 3: 5-10 pm
Friday, May 4: 5-11 pm
Saturday, May 5: Noon-11 pm
Sunday, May 6: Noon-9 pm
The Fireworks Show will close the festival on Sunday, May 6 at 9 pm.
SunFest 2018 will take place May 3-6 along the Flagler Drive waterfront in West Palm Beach, Florida. SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in West Palm Beach, is a Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council Funded Project and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council. For more information about SunFest, visit www.sunfest.com or call (561)-659-5980 or 1-800-SUNFEST.
SunFest of Palm Beach County, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in West Palm Beach, is a Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council Funded Project and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council. For more information about SunFest, visit www.sunfest.com or call (561)-659-5980 or 1-800-SUNFEST.
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