2014 Sunfest: Florida’s Largest Music Festival
SunFest, Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival announces national acts scheduled to headline the 32nd annual event include Ellie Goulding, Robin Thicke, Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Alice in Chains, The Bangles, and Blues Traveler, among others. The 2014 festival will be held April 30 - May 4 along the beautiful, scenic Flagler Drive in downtown in West Palm Beach.
"This is our favorite time of year," said SunFest’s Executive Director Paul Jamieson. "It’s exciting to make the announcement of scheduled acts. The festival scene is one of the hottest growth areas in the music industry today. SunFest is a unique festival in that we attract traditional and new music fans and offer something for both. Our ticket sales have been on an upswing the last several years, and we continue to increase our entertainment investment to attract even more new fans. As we put the finishing touches on the festival planning, we are as eager as our ticket buyers for April 30th to get here."
Here’s some info on selected headliners:
Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke will perform on Thursday night, May 1, on the Ford Stage. After topping the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and reaching No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his single "Lost Without U," Thicke hit international success again in 2013 with his album Blurred Lines. Thicke was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2013: Best Pop Vocal Album for Blurred Lines and Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the album’s single "Blurred Lines."
The Goo Goo Dolls will perform on Friday night, May 2 on the Ford Stage. Although renowned for their commercial success with the 1998 single "Iris," the Goo Goo Dolls have 14 Top 10 singles on various charts, and have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. The first single "Home" from their 2010 album, Something for the Rest of Us extended the band’s record to 14 Top 10 hits. The band’s newest album Magnetic was released in June 2013.
The all-female band The Bangles will perform on Saturday afternoon May 3, on the FPL Stage. Guitarists Susan Hoffs and Vicki Peterson formed The Bangles with drummer Debbi Peterson in California in 1980. They combined the chiming riffs and catchy melodies of the British Invasion with a hint of new wave energy. Their hits include "Manic Monday," "Walk Like an Egyptian," "In Your Room" and "Eternal Flame." The band’s latest album, Sweetheart of the Sun, was released in 2011.
Daughtry, singer, songwriter, and musician from North Carolina, will perform Saturday night, May 3 on the Tire Kingdom Stage. After releasing back to back No. 1 albums, earning 4 Grammy Award nominations, and winning four American Music Awards, Daughtry released his latest album Get Baptized in November 2013. He is best known for his songs "It’s Not Over," "Over You" and "Home."
Blues Traveler will perform Sunday afternoon, May 4, on the Tire Kingdom Stage. With Top 40 singles "Run Around" and "Hook," the band gained mainstream popularity after their fourth studio album Four released in 1994. After taking a transition period, Blues Traveler released a double-disk compilation entitled 25 on Hip-O Records. Blues Traveler’s most recent studio album Suzie Cracks the Whip was released in 2012.