Float Fest Lineup Makes Landfall

Zedd, Weezer, Mac Miller tube into San Marcos

A novel concept to combat the rising mercury that divides central Texas music festivals into spring and fall events, Float Fest cools you down in the San Marcos river then heats you up with live music. German EDM giant Zedd, nerd rock godheads Weezer, indie wild bunch Cage the Elephant, and Pittsburgh MC Mac Miller highlight a buoyant bill.

Now in its fourth year, the festival takes place Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, at the Cool River Ranch in San Marcos and hosts indie-pop hitmakers Mgmt, British dance music duo Snakehips, Houston rap heroes Lil Flip and Mike Jones, indietronica act Passion Pit, laptop abusing mash-up maestro Girltalk, jammy progressives Moon Taxi, and rising H-town rapper King of Nothing.

Traditionally, the gathering has proved a magnet for both undergrads at Texas State in San Marcos and here in Austin at UT. As such, this morning’s reveal stacks local talent. Chillwave whisperer Neon Indian packed out of the capital city years ago, but Austin comes repped by a pair of male/female fronted local breakouts in veteran showstoppers Wild Child and Sweet Spirit, plus indie soul specialists Los Coast, power trio Ume, versatile pop charmer Walker Lukens, Talking Heads tribute HeartByrne, funk tribe A-Town Get Down, DJ twopiece Blunt Force, and livetronica act Resonant Frequency.

Tickets for Float Fest are on sale now, with various fest, camping, and floating packages starting at $60 for a single day or $115 for the weekend.

Riders Against the Storm, Float Fest 2016 (Photo by David Brendan Hall)

Want more? Check out photos from Float Fest 2016

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