#KEEPFLOATIN AT FLOAT FEST

Float Fest hits Texas this weekend and we are READY!

The raddest, baddest, floatest fest kicks off this weekend at Cool River Ranch and this year’s lineup is stacked with some of our favorite acts. From Zedd to Weezer and everyone in between, Float Fest has created the perfect blend of music for all to enjoy out on the river. Grab your schedules Float Fam, because its time to start planning! Check out our top 5 artists to help you get started:


MGMT

First up, we have the psych rockers who made it big back in 2007 with “Electric Feel” — the song that is still stuck in all of our heads to this day! It’s been 4 years since they’ve put out any new music, but the duo has recently announced an album titled Little Dark Age. Since the announcement, they have played a handful of shows and premiered some new material. We can already tell that the two have fulfilled their promise of “re-dominating our mind holes”. Get ready for MGMT to shock you like an electric eel!


Mac Miller

As one of the few hip-hop acts of the weekend, Mac Miller is a must-see! His most recent album, The Divine Feminine, offered up a completely new side of the Pittsburgh rapper, really showcasing his artistry. We are so stoked to see him take the stage and do what he does best — get the crowd jumping!


Moon Taxi

You may have passed up seeing Moon Taxi in the past, but they are really worth checking out! Having been together as a band for 10 years now, it seems like they’ve played all of the major festivals within the US. The Nashville natives are dominating the festival scene, and you’ll immediately see why once you’ve caught their set! Come hop on the Moon Taxi with us!


Sweet Spirit

Get to know Austin’s very own Sweet Spirit! Headed by the vivacious Sabrina Ellis, the nine-piece band is a brilliant blend of both 70’s garage and southern rock, with tunes that will keep you dancing from start to finish! Check out the spirited single from their latest album St. Mojo!


Los Coast 

They may be the first act of the day, but this is not their first rodeo… or festival! Without an album or label, this up and coming band has still managed to take on the grand stages of Austin City Limits and Free Press Summer Fest. With soulful vocals and psychedelic guitar riffs that are out of this world, Los will make you question not only what decade you’re in, but where all this noise is coming from! You definitely don’t want to miss out on what Los Coast has got goin’ on!


Check out the daily schedule below!

See you on the river!

FLOAT FEST: TUNES & TUBES

Do you enjoy sunny summer days spent soaking up the sun? Have you ever wanted to float down a natural lazy-river with your whole squad? Do you love camping festivals?

Well then, we have the festival for you!


Welcome to Float Fest: the ultimate summer festival experience! Taking place at Cool River Ranch in San Marcos, TX, Float Fest is a camping music festival with a twist. Before the music starts each day, attendees have the opportunity to grab a tube, hop on a bus, & float there way back down to the festival. Let’s take a look at all the ridiculous fun that could be had during a weekend at Float Fest!


The Float 

Floating the San Marcos River is an attraction that boasts hundreds of tourists each day, and there is no better time to experience the merriment than during Float Fest. Grab yourself a cooler, rent a tube, and assemble your Float Fam – the river awaits!


The Camp

No great festival is complete without camping, but Float Fest has got it covered! With both car & general camping available, there are options for everybody — & it’s all included in the price of a ticket. The more the merrier, so let your Float Fam know to grab their tents & lawn chairs for the full festival experience!


The Music

Hmmm it seems like we’re forgetting something here… oh yeah, the ridiculous music lineup! With an eclectic group of artists covering the two stages all weekend long, there’s sure to be a favorable set — or ten — for every attendee. Headliners Zedd & Weezer will each be closing out a night of the festival, but be sure to check out the full lineup below!


The Festival

No music festival is complete without an immersive festival grounds, and Float Fest offers just that. With two stages, over 50 vendors, and a ton of activities to pass the time, you may never want to leave! On top of all of that, the grounds have an entire carnival within them, including a ferris wheel, rollercoaster, & a merry-go-round! It’s never too late to pretend you’re a kid again.


Without a doubt, Float Fest is the ultimate summer festival experience! Assemble your Float Fam, get your tickets here, & get excited for an unforgettable weekend! We’ll see you at the Ranch!

FLOAT FEST ANNOUNCEMENT

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The Float Fest 2017 Lineup is officially HERE

There is no better way to spend a Texas summer than to float the river and see your favorite bands – that’s where Float Fest has you covered. See performances by Zedd, Weezer, Cage The Elephant, and many more on July 22 & 23 in San Marcos, TX.

This year’s headliners are impressive, but the testament of a good festival lineup goes beyond the biggest names. Float Fest gets it, so the further down we read into the lineup, the happier we get. In addition to the big names, local bands like Wild Child and Sweet Spirit will perform.

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Whether you’re into rapper Mac Miller alt-rock band Moon Taxi, or “chillwave” Neon Indian, this cohesive lineup perfectly embodies what a Texas summer music festival should be – widespread, universal, and never forgetting its roots.

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Check out all the amazing talent you’ll get to experience at this summer fest:

FLOAT FEST 2016, ARE YOU READY?

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With summer time in full effect, that means Float Fest 2016 is just around the corner! On July 16th – 17th, Cool River Ranch hosts this one-of-a-kind festival combining tubing,  sweet jams & good times. With that kind of killer combination, who wouldn’t be stoked? Catch amazing performances from acts such as Chromeo, Rick Ross, Santigold, Big Giagantic, Future Islands, Metric, Kongo, Bleachers, Yeasayer, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Slim Thug, Rooney, Auto Body + many more! *insert airhorn*

 

A few things to keep in mind:

Gates at Cool River Ranch will open up at 10am to all tubers/campers and once you show up you can redeem your tubing passes, camping passes, and concert tickets. Parking on site will cost $10 per car (cash only) There WILL be shuttles to help get you and your friends to and from the river. The float itself takes about 2.5-4 hours so come prepared! (water, snacks, and more water) and gates for the concert open at 2pm! You can find out any other questions you have about the fest on the festival website.

General Admission & VIP tickets are still available here, you definitely do not want to pass this up. For any students out there who want to fest but need a little boost, you are in luck!!

Student Discount

ATTN STUDENTS: 50% off Student Discount tickets to FLOAT FEST 2016 are now available at all Texas Urban Outfitters locations and Superfly’s Lone Star Music Emporium in San Marcos with a valid student ID.

$30 Single Day Passes, and $50 Weekend Passes. You can find out exactly which locations here! Don’t miss the coolest party of the summer and we hope to see you all there!!!

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FLOAT FEST 2015

What better way is there to enjoy summer other than tubing down the river with your closest friends and getting to see your favorite artist live in concert? It doesn’t get much better than that! Located at Cool River Ranch in San Marcos, TexasFloat Fest is truly a one-of-a-kind event, bringing together the unique experience of tubing with live music. With headliners such as:Ghostland Observatory, Phantogram, and Local Natives, this is one summer festival that you will not want to miss. Mark your calendars for August 28th-30th for an unforgettable weekend of tubing and live music. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about floating past your favorite band with how the festival is set up.

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“So do I float the river while listening to music?”

Not quite. These two activities happen separately. Festival attendees typically float the river in the morning or afternoon, and then head over to the concert venue once they’re done tubing. If you don’t want to float there’s no need to worry! You can buy a concert only ticket and simply come to enjoy the show. In addition, Float Fest offers the luxury of on-site camping to all festival attendees.

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Come join us for a weekend of tubing and live music in the Texas Hill Country. Festival passes now on sale!