Suburbia Music Festival makes its debut this May at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. A collaborative effort between those crazy kids at Live Nation and the city of Plano, the festival isn't exactly starting small. The lineup, which you can see in its entirety below, features 40 bands spread over two days and includes hip-hop's Miss Congeniality 2013 in J. Cole, impossible-to-overhype rock band Alabama Shakes and dance guy David Guetta. You'll also get to remember how much you liked "Semi Charmed Life." And there's Tegan and Sara, who we learned last year could write spectacular pop music when they want to. Plus we'll get a second chance to see Run The Jewels, the collaboration between Killer Mike and EL-P, who are having more fun than anyone else.
There is also a solid if somewhat expected array of locals including A.Dd+, The O's, Midlake and Larry G(ee).
Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow (January 17) at 9 a.m. through a Ticketmaster pre-sale, where two-day passes are $79.50. You'll need to have a Citi card or else sign up for the Live Nation mailing list or mobile app to get that -- more information can be found at the Suburbia Music Festival Facebook page.
Regular tickets go on sale next Saturday, January 25 at 10 a.m. via Live Nation.
Suburbia Music Festival 2014 Lineup
David Guetta Alabama Shakes J. Cole Tegan and Sara Big Gigantic Slightly Stoopid Violent Femmes Needtobreathe Third Eye Blind Yelawolf Hoodie Allen Blue October Twenty One Pilots Run The Jewels The Dandy Warhols GTA Delta Rae SoMo Reignwolf Reverend Horton Heat The Devil Makes Three Midlake Smallpools American Authors Sol Shakey Graves The Wild Feathers Echosmith Alpha Rev Hayes Carll The Unlikely Candidates Meg Myers Basic Vacation Ishi The Rocketboys A.Dd+ The O's Yung Nation Veridia Larry G(ee)
Specific two-day schedules will be announced later for Suburbia (of which the Dallas Observer is a sponsor), and this list may still grow a bit or change slightly. As first-year festivals in untested settings go, this has some surprising depth and diversity.