Big Guava brings a great line-up of musical stars to the Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.
TAMPA - When is a live music festival not just another ordinary live music festival? When it’s Florida’s Big Guava Music Festival!
What is destined to become the biggest and best Live Music Festival in all of Florida, Big Guava brings a great line-up of musical stars to the Florida State Fairgrounds and MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4. And while there will be four stages of the best top live music acts around, get ready to be dazzled because this is just the beginning.
Get ready to experience a Monster Midway of unlimited free thrilling and fast paced rides that will test even the most adventurous aficionados. Chow down on some of the tasty dishes whipped up by 40 of the best critically acclaimed unique food trucks that Tampa Bay has to offer. Then top it off with the finest craft beers in the land among the pleasant atmosphere of craft beer gardens.
And still there is more!
There’s a chill zone with a large shaded area where you can get a refreshing beverage, lounge in a hammock, play a game of ping pong or just sit and talk with your friends. Experience a landscape of gigantic extraordinary inflatable art that lets you wander through your own wonderland.
Observe the magic as artist David "DaveL" Lavernia brings a huge mural to life right before your very eyes. Focusing on aquatic elements with vibrant colors and fluid compositions his artwork and use of color attracts and emits movement, allowing for a visual narrative to materialize. Or gang up with friends or that special someone at our Foto Box and instantly upload a photo to all the Social Networks at our Share Station.
The Musical line-up for Big Guava includes:
Friday, May 2 – Gates open at 3 p.m.
• Outkast • Cake • Sleigh Bells • Twenty One Pilots • Jake Miller • Smallpools • Nonono • Vic Mensa • Unlikely Candidates • Betty Who
Saturday, May 3 – Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
• Vampire Weekend • Slightly Stoopid • Tegan and Sara • Haim • Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience • Blue October • Band of Skulls • American Authors • Hoodie Allen • Bear Hands • Kitten • Jacuzzi Boys • Civil Twilight • Terraplane Sun
• Hunter Hunted • Jessica Hernandez And The Deltas
Sunday, May 4 – Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
• Foster the People • Girl Talk • Violent Femmes • Grouplove • Walk The Moon • Earl Sweatshirt • Ms Mr • Chance the Rapper • Timeflies • Zz Ward • St. Lucia • Morning Parade • Magic Man • Gringo Star • Fly Union
The Autograph Booth allows you to get up close and personal with some of your favorite performers. Purchase commemorative merchandise and you may have the chance to get an official autograph. Scheduled to participate are Twenty One Pilots, Timeflies, Slightly Stoopid, Ms Mr, Sleigh Bells, Grouplove and more.
For a full list of artists scheduled to participate each day, head to the Daddy Kool Records tent located between the Nectar Stage (Expo Hall) and the Grove Stage first thing to purchase a poster and reserve your spot in line. Spots are limited so get there early.
In addition, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band headlines a special Big Guava Kick-Off Concert Thursday, May 1, at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. Separate ticket required.
Single Day tickets to Big Guava are $75. There is also the three-day general admission pass for $165. Both include free unlimited rides and general admission to all stages including the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (seats available on first come, first served basis).
There is also the one and only three-Day Super Guava Pass for $499. This is the ultimate ticket to Big Guava and includes free unlimited uides; premium reserved seat in Amphitheatre; preferred viewing areas for all other stages; access to two Super Guava Lounges with specialty food and complementary non-alcoholic beverages and limited samplings of signature beer and wine; Commemorative Super Guava Laminate. Super Guava Single Day VIP tickets are $175. The Single Day Super Guava ticket includes all the amenities of a three-Day VIP ticket, but for one day only.
Tickets are available at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge by-phone at 800-745-3000.
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.
Big Guava was created as a joint partnership between Live Nation FL and the Florida State Fair Authority to bring the biggest and best Live Music Festival to Florida and the Tampa Bay area. Hours for Big Guava are Friday, May 2: 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, May 3: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, May 4: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.