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5 Acts You Need To See at This Year's Float Fest in San Marcos


  • Ismael Rodriguez

Earlier this year, the folks behind Float Fest, which is back for its fifth year, announced a S-T-A-C-K-E-D bill, which is honestly their best looking lineup since the inaugural event.

However, before the lineup was announced, the festival came into some issues with the permits – something that Float Fest isn't exactly new to. Current Events LLC and Guadalupe County Commissioners Court couldn’t see eye-to-eye upon the capacity for the event, but eventually came to the agreement of 20,000 guests. The original request for 30,000 guests was denied back in February.

With all the logistics worked out, and to get you prepared for a weekend (Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22) of tubing, camping and live music shenanigans, we’ve picked 5 acts you absolutely need to throw in your itinerary.

  • Facebook, Run The Jewels
Run The Jewels
Saturday, 10:15-11:30pm
Sun Stage

If you’ve been paying attention to the underground alternative hip-hop scene the last couple decades, then you’ve most likely heard of the producer/rapper and former Definitive Jux label owner El-P. The Brooklyn-born artist has produced an enormous catalog of music for himself and other artists including his biggest effort yet, Run The Jewels. Shoulder-to-shoulder with rapper Killer Mike, who manages to match conscious hip-hop with raw rap, Run The Jewels might be a more iconic duo than peanut butter and jelly.

  • Facebook, Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
Saturday, 7:45-9pm
Sun Stage

What can be said about Lil Wayne that we haven’t already heard? Dude’s been in the game since he was a little kid, pumped out a grip of hits, possibly maybe might have an addiction to liquid hydrocodone (lean), and we’re all still waiting for The Carter V to come out (which apparently is closer to coming out than ever). But even through the multiple seizures, legal battles, and controversial stance with the Black Lives Matter movement, his music still bangs. It’s no surprise he’s a headliner.

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