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Seismic Dance Event Returns May 21-23, 2021

Seismic Dance Event 2.0

Austin, TX – In a year that saw festivals shifting plans or outright canceling, RealMusic Events’ marquee festival, Seismic Dance Event, faced similar challenges, having to postpone their special one-off Spring Edition as well as their regular late-Fall festival. And while the pandemic might have changed Seismic’s trajectory, it did not derail it, as the once two-day festival recently announced it would be returning May 21 – 23, 2021, adding a third day. The festival will be held at a new, to-be-announced 7-acre venue, located in close proximity to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Seismic Dance Event 2.0, Photo by Steve Souza

Seismic Dance Event 2.0, Photo by Steve Souza

Following the necessary mandates set forth with the introduction of COVID-19, RealMusic Events made the decision to re-introduce Seismic, working closely with officials to ensure safety of fans, artists, and staff. Following the State of Texas and CDC guidance on outdoor gatherings, the event will include health checks, facemask requirements, touch-point hand-wash and sanitation stations, and social distancing. Further safety protocols, including an intimate, limited capacity setting, will be announced with the finalized COVID-19 safety plan.

“Seismic has always been an intimate boutique festival which is so crucial for that really special niche vibe,” says RealMusic Events co-founder Kelly Gray, “but it also plays in our favor in terms of the feasibility of our event taking place in May.”

Seismic Dance Event 2.0, Photo by Alexis Sturm

Seismic Dance Event 2.0, Photo by Alexis Sturm

In addition to the announcement of Seismic Dance Event 3.3, a soul-churning lineup has also been released for this communal gathering of underground, house, and techno fans. The lineup includes Adana Twins; Anabel Englund; Artbat; Ben Böhmer; Biscits; Bob Moses (club set); Charlotte de Witte; Claude VonStroke; Cloonee; DJ Chus; Enrico Sangiuliano; John Summit; Jonas Rathsman; Kevin Knapp; Kyle Watson; Mathame; Matthew Delay b2b Yokoo; Nicole Moudaber; Öona Dahl; Phantoms (dj set); Rebūke; Regard; Reinier Zonneveld; Richie Hawtin; Sacha Robotti; Sidepiece; Spektre; Stephen Bodzin; Steve Darko; Tchami; The Martinez Brothers; The Sponges; Torren Foot; Township Rebellion; Volac; Walker & Royce; Westend, and Woo York. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We’re so excited to finally reveal the Seismic Dance Event 3.3 lineup that we’ve worked so hard on,” says RealMusic Events co-founder Andrew Parsons. “ It is our best yet and should help our fans dance out all their frustrations from the past year.”

General Admission weekend passes for Seismic Dance Event are on sale now for $199, before fees. VIP weekend passes are on sale now for $299 and include special VIP entrance and experience, private dedicated bathrooms, a VIP Lounge, and VIP viewing at both main stages with private bars. Single-day GA and VIP tickets are also available for $99 and $129, before fees, respectively. All details, ticket types, and payment plan options are available online at www.seismicdanceevent.com. Seismic Dance Event is an 18+ event.

Seismic Dance Event is produced by RealMusic Events. Visit www.seismicdanceevents.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Instagram @SeismicDanceEvent, Twitter @SeismicTX, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeismicDanceEvent.

Sunset Music Festival Returns to Tampa in 2019

Sunset Music Festival 2019 Phase 1 Lineup

Sunset Music Festival will return to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL for its eighth edition this Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 & 276, 2019. Festival producers Disco Donnie are powering through after last year’s event ran into some issues caused by Subtropical Storm Alberto. The storm never directly hit Tampa, but its peripheral effects were enough to cause concern for the Tampa Sports Authority, the Tampa Police Department, and Tampa Fire Rescue. Ultimately, those three departments made the decision to cancel Day 2 of SMF 2018 due to the Tropical Storm Warning that was in effect until 5PM that day; the decision to cancel was not up to Disco Donnie or the SMF promoters or producers. It caused a lot of exasperation with fans, especially because the weather on Day 2 was all blue skies by the time the festival would have started.

This year’s event looks like SMF is returning to its roots after a very heavy focus on Bass and Dubstep in 2018. 2019’s event features some nice diversity in dance music, with a specific focus on House and Bass music and curated stages by Anjunabeats and Deadbeats. The initial lineup includes 12th Planet, Alison Wonderland, Audien, Bonnie x Clyde, Chris Lake, Destructo, Dog Blood (Skrillex & Boys Noize), Dombresky, Fisher, Flux Pavilion, Gabriel & Dresden, Gammer, Ganja White Night, Getter, Ilan Bluestone, Kaskade (Sunset Set), Lick, Liquid Stranger, Mat Zo, Omnom, Peekaboo, Rusko, Said The Sky, Steve Darko, Subtronics, Walker & Royce, Weiss, and Will Clarke. An additional phase of at least 20 more artists will be released in the coming months. In past years, SMF has released it’s Phase 2 lineup around the end of March.

2-day GA ($160.11), GA Plus ($180.71), and VIP ($252.81) tickets are currently on sale with a variety of purchasing options, including an option for a payment plan. GA Plus includes a GA pass with express entry, while VIP includes access to the VIP express entrance, VIP viewing platforms, air-conditioned VIP bathrooms, front row VIP pit access, and access to VIP bars.