With the return of music festivals, we have been seeing announcement after announcement about different events that are coming back this year. One things certain, there is no other state that has announced as many 2021 music festivals as Florida has. From electronic to hip-hop, to plenty of reggae and rock, and of course country, there is a festival for every music lover in the Sunshine State.
This article will be highlighting 6 music festivals taking place in Florida this year. These festivals specifically feature either electronic, hip-hop, reggae, or alternative music.
6 Florida Music Festivals Guaranteed To Blow Your Mind
Orlando, Florida | June 11-12
Forbidden Kingdom Music Festival in Orlando presents a lineup full of bass music. While the lineup may seem like the highlight with headliners like Atliens, Blunts & Blondes, Excision, the stages and production itself brings attendees to a whole different world.
With modern technology helping to provide experiences such as kingdom themed sets, your mind is guaranteed to be blown away. This 2-day electronic music festival starts June 11 at The Central Florida Fairgrounds.
2-day general admission passes start at $140. 2-day VIP passes start at $280.
Miami, Florida | July 23-25
Rolling Loud is the largest hip-hop festival in the whole world. This festival takes place in the beautiful city of Miami, which is known for its rich hip-hop culture. Starting in 2015 on a much smaller scale in Miami, it is now a national festival hosted in Los Angeles, New York, the Bay Area, and even Australia.
This festival is best known for its insane lineup of big-name and emerging hip-hop and R&B talent. Every year the lineup seems to leave everyone in awe, and this year is no exception. Headliners include Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, and Post Malone. And of course there will be plenty of Florida native talent that will be performing like Ski Mask The Slump God, Robb Bank$, Kodak Black, Jackboy.
This year’s Rolling Loud is a 3-day event taking place on July 23-25. Tickets are sold out but you can sign up for the waitlist on their website.
Reggae Rise Up
St. Petersburg, Florida | October 21-24
Reggae Rise Up returns to St. Petersburg on October 21-24 at Vinoy Park. This 4-day festival brings a number of popular reggae acts to the west coast of Florida for its 6th year. This festival is known for its laid-back island vibes and takes place along the beautiful Tampa Bay waterfront in Downtown St. Petersburg. Headliners include top notch reggae acts like Damian Marley, Dirty Heads, Iration, and Slightly Stoopid.
Though it has been rescheduled a few times due to the pandemic, the October date is likely to remain. Tickets are on sale starting at $85 for 1-day passes and $200 for 3-day passes.
Miami, Florida | October 22-23
Miami’s alternative music festival is back this fall for a 2-day event on October 22nd and 23rd. This festival offers an immersive experience across 6 stages with cutting-edge audiovisual technology. III Points is an oasis of art and culture, hosting a variety of music artists as well as visual artists. This year’s headliners include Wu-Tang Clan, The Strokes, Rüfüs Du Sol, and Zhu.
2-Day general admission passes start at $189. 2-Day VIP passes start at $349.
Live Oak, Florida | October 28-31
Suwannee Hulaween in Northern Florida makes its return on Halloween weekend with its biggest headliners yet. Including industry-leading DJ’s Skrillex, Zeds Dead, and Chris Lake along with plenty of alternative artists like Leon Bridges and My Morning Jacket. There will even be some hip-hop talent mixed in including EARTHGANG and Cordae.
This festival takes place immersed in nature at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. 4-day general admission passes start at $379 and includes camping.
Electric Daisy Carnival
Orlando, Florida | November 12-14
Earlier this year Insomniac confirmed the dates for EDC Orlando’s return. This 3-day electronic dance festival will take place on November 12th to the 14th at Tinker Field. The lineup is yet to be announced, but we’re certain Insomniac won’t disappoint. EDC is known for bringing us the best-of-the-best DJs with previous performers including Deadmau5, Alison Wonderland, and RL Grime.
Tickets are now on sale. 3-day general admission passes start at $190. 3-day VIP passes start at $390.
Music festivals are back, and what better way to enjoy live music than in the Sunshine State. With music fans eager to get back to events, don’t be surprised if any of these events sell out quick!