Tampa's Sunset Music Festival expands to two days

Sixty electronic dance acts play this weekend at Raymond James Stadium

May 22, 2014 

Zedd performs Saturday at the Sunset Music Festival.PUBLICITY PHOTO

The Sunset Music Festival has been by far the biggest EDM event in west central Florida for the past two years. This year it's bigger than ever.

The festival has expanded from one day to two, and both days are packed with big names -- Zedd, Krewella and Hardwell among them -- and promising up-and-comers. The festival's set for Saturday and Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

EDM, by the way, is electronic dance music. If you're a fan, you already knew that, and if you're not, then you're not going to be interested in the Sunset Music festival.

There are three stages -- called the Sunrise, Sunset and Sunshine stages -- and there's music on all three from 2 p.m. until midnight both days. If you do the math, that adds up to a whole lot of music.

Some of the biggies: Zedd (10:30 p.m. Saturday), Benny Benassi (9:30 p.m. Saturday), Paul van Dyk (10:30 p.m. Saturday), Hardwell (10:30 p.m. Sunday) and Krewella (9:30 p.m. Sunday). Monday is Memorial Day, so you may have the day off and you can dance guilt-free until midnight.

Details: 2 p.m. May 24-25, Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. Tickets: General admission $172.74 for both days, $104.16 for both days. VIP passes $143.46 for one day, $246.59 for both days. Information: smftampa.com.

-- Marty Clear

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