Sunset Music Festival ready to jolt Tampa

11:00 PM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida - As the sun sets, and darkness falls, get ready for a electronic music experience that will blow this city up. It's Sunset Music Festival: massive stages, massive lightshows, and massive music all at RayJay.

"This place is going to go bananas. We're gonna blow it out. The production, the highlights, the headliners, and the music will be unreal. We are going to put Tampa on the map for electronic music," says Sunset Music Festival owner John Santoro.

The main stage is already constructed, and it's impressive. It's where headliners David Guetta and Steve Aoki will play accompanied by mind-blowing visuals.

"We got massive LEDs flanking the stage and even more LEDs inside and above the stage," says Santoro.

At a music festival, audio quality is the major focus and all of the stages will feature top of the line sound systems. The bass power promises to rattle your bones and get you grooving.

Tampa is big on drum and bass and dubstep. Those that like that kind of music will enjoy the stage set up for that genre, and the headline acts are all top notch.

Trance is one of the most popular types of electronic music the world over, and Sunset will accommodate that crowd as well.  The trance stage will cater to them, and the dance space in front of the stage promises to be packed. The lightshow features 115 sharpies, intellibeams, introversions and strobes.

Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 80's so there will be a cool down area. A massive, decorative, high style sun shade will provide the relief from the afternoon heat, and a bevy of beverages will be on tap.

Almost 30,000 tickets have already been sold, and roughly 40,000 people are expected to attend. Tickets are still available through ticketmaster. It runs from noon till midnight on the north grounds of Raymond James Stadium Saturday May 25th.

"Tomorrow is going to change Tampa. It's a quality product," says Santoro.

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