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Who's that band? Your guide to the musical acts playing SunFest 2019

Posted at 5:03 PM, May 01, 2019

SunFest includes an eclectic mix of musical acts this year that span many different genres. Some of the bands are well known to most, others may have you asking, "Who is that?"

Here is a brief guide to all of the bands and a look at their most popular song so you can sample before you decide who to see. We're breaking it down by day and stage-by-stage below.

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Ford Stage

6 p.m. Ghost Lion (alternative). He’s a singer/producer from South Florida, and pretty new. One popular song is “Sinking Stones”:

7 p.m. Nightly (alternative / pop). This band is from Tennessee and their most popular song is "XO."

8:30 p.m. OneRepublic (pop). This mainstream band from Colorado is best known for it's chart topping "Counting Stars."

Tire Kingdom Stage

5:15 p.m. Lochness Monster (alternative). This is a newer band from Miami, Florida with a 90s alternative sound. One of their popular songs is called "Pixie Cut."

6:30 p.m. Hawthorne Heights (alternative rock). This Ohio band has an "emo teenager" feel from the early 2000s. Their most famous song is "Ohio is for Lovers."

8 p.m. Flogging Molly (punk). Irish-American Celtic punk band. Most popular song is "Devil's Dance Floor."

JetBlue Stage

6:45 p.m. Manic Focus (EDM). DJ with funk, soul, hip-hop focus. One popular song is "Bumpin' in the Voodoo."

8:15 p.m. Big Gigantic (hip hop). Instrumental electronic, hip-hop and jazz duo from Colorado. One popular song is "Get On Up."


Ford Stage

6:15 p.m. SplytSecond (rap/hip hop). Famous for being a quick-tongued lyracist. The song "Godspeed" is a good example of this.

7:30 p.m. Dounia (hip hop). Instagram model turned musician. One of her popular songs is "How I See It."

8:30 p.m. Anthony Russo (pop), an LA based singer performs followed by the famous rapper G-Easy at 9:30 p.m. on the same stage. The song "Rewind" is a collaboration between the two artists.

Tire Kingdom Stage

6 p.m. Alexander Star (pop). Emmy nominated singer and songwriter from Florida. One of his popular songs is "This Is My Era."

7:15 p.m. Josie Dunne (pop). New Artist from Chicago. One of her top songs is "Old School."

8:45 p.m. Earth, Wind & Fire (soul/funk). You already know "September!"

JetBlue Stage

6 p.m. Spred the Dub (reggae). From South Florida, one of their popular songs is "Who Knows."

7:15 p.m. Magic City Hippies (pop/hip hop). From Miami, some reviewers compare this band to Maroon 5. "Fanfare" is one of their most popular songs.

9 p.m. Rebelution (reggae). This well known California reggae band plays often in South Florida. "Feeling Alright" is one of their most popular songs.


Ford Stage

1:30 p.m. MAYDAY! (hip hop). This group is from Miami. One of their most popular songs is "How Would You Know."

3 p.m. Ludacris (rap). Famous rapper; a lot of his songs have a lot of bad words, parents. Here's a clean version of "Move B****."

5:15 RetroRev (pop rap). New rapper from Cocoa, Florida. Here's a colaboration made for SunFest.

6:45 p.m. J Sexton (pop / rap). Rapper from Miami. One popular song is "Good Vibes."

8 p.m. ripmattblack (alternative, hip hop). Below we offer "Sore Loser."

9:30 p.m. Diplo (EDM). World famous DJ and producer. Among his hits is "Close To Me" featuring Ellie Goulding.

Tire Kingdom Stage

2 p.m. Marc Scibilia (pop rock). This New York artist is featured in the Robin Schultz song "Unforgettable."

3:30 p.m. The B-52s (dance rock). "ROCK LOBSTER." Enough said.

6 p.m. AfterMidNite (rock pop). From South Florida, a popular song is "In The Morning (BRB)."

7:30 p.m. Des Rocs (alternative). This New York band has a grungy, indie feel. Their song "Used to the Darkness" has more than a million views on YouTube.

9 p.m. Papa Roach (rock metal), famous for "Last Resort."

JetBlue Stage

2:15 p.m. Fortunate Youth (reggae). "Burn One" is a popular song from this California band.

3:45 p.m. Iration (reggae). Also a California band, they play in Florida a lot too. "Time Bomb" is one of their popular songs, but they have a lot.

6:15 p.m. Antonio Camelo (reggaton/Spanish). New artist. "Stuck on You" is a popular song.

7:30 p.m. MAX (pop). Famous for the song "Lights Down Low" that you're unlikely to have avoided hearing on the radio.

9:15 p.m Don Omar (reggaeton/Spanish). "Danza Kuduro" is one of his most popular songs, you'll probably recognize this one!


Ford Stage

12:45 p.m. Ballyhoo! (reggae). This Maryland band performs the popular song "Walk Away."

2:30 pm. Stick Figure (reggae). Another California band that plays in Florida often. "Smokin Love" is one of their most popular songs.

5 p.m. Arielle (pop/rock/ballads). She's a new singer from Texas. "Devil's Disguise" is one of her songs.

6 p.m. Larkin Poe (rock). The band is from Georgia and "Preachin' Blues" is one of their top tracks.

7:30 p.m. Keith Urban (country). The Kiwi country star marks the first major country act to play SunFest. You may have heard his "Blue Ain't Your Color."

Tire Kingdom Stage

1:15 p.m. Patrick Droney (rock). New artist from Nashville; bluesy sound. "High Hope" is one of his songs.

2:45 p.m. Bebe Rexha (pop). Her current single, "I'm a Mess" is in rotation on many radio stations.

5 p.m. Absoloot (hip hop). Rapper from Fort Lauderdale. "Believe" is one of his songs.

6:15 p.m. Yeek (pop). Alternative pop band from California. "Only In The West" below.

7:30 p.m. Lil Dicky (comedy rap). Makes a lot of comedy rap songs, recently had a popular colaboration with Chris Brown on "Freaky Friday."

JetBlue Stage

12:15 p.m Spazz Cardigan (alternative). From Tennessee, very pop sounding. Made "DOIDOIT."

2:15 p.m. Garbage (alt rock). Together since the 90s, perhaps best known for "Only Happy When It Rains."

4:30 p.m. Citizen Badger (alt rock). Check out "Heart Thobs for Art Snobs."

5:45 p.m. Gia Woods (pop). Known for her "queer breakup anthem" called "New Girlfriend."

7:15 p.m. Tears for Fears (new wave 80s). Popular English rock band formed in 1981. Best known for "Everybody Wants to Rule the World."