There’s a storm brewing in the Golf Coast and going to disrupt the EDM world. Yes, we’re talking about the most anticipated Thunder Beats Music Festival, which will take place at Pensacola Interstate Fair Grounds in Florida on April 22-24. Presented by Thunder Ranch Entertainment Holdings, the inaugural event has already announced a stacked lineup spanning genres from melodic house, techno to filthy dubstep. Headliners include Marshmello, Deadmau5, and Kaskade with the undercard featuring big names like RL Grime, Zomboy, Dr. Fresch, Adventure Club, Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, JOYRYDE, Cray.
Regional talents also announced include Autokorekt b2b Weird Waifu; Airglo; Bobby Duque; Celo; Dannytime; Dirtysnatcha act b2b Rico; Discul; Drink water; Eddie Gold; Weird Kendall; Kleopatras; Mantis; Otic; Sam Wolfe; Silent Knight; Teminitis; Azella; Btwubz; Charlie B; Chozen; Wolf Deer; diced; Doc Roc; Drone; Macabre; hydcvt; JD Farrell; Kvbm; Kaventg; Gunn charged; Neon Tiger; Harmful; Onnoitsdopug; Lies in pieces; Reidex; Rippa; Rudashi; Saylindz; Unicorn Fukr; Wermzer and Yokai. The second phase of programming will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets and Pricing
The three days extravaganza will host over 100 artists across three stages throughout the weekend so be ready to rumble! There will also be a limited ticketed pre-party on Thursday, April 21, and nightly onsite afterparties which is limited to 2500 attendees.
Three-Day General Admission weekend passes for Thunder Beats Music Festival go on sale Wednesday, January 26, at 12 p.m. EST starting at $300, plus fees. Three-Day VIP weekend passes will be available starting at $400, plus fees, and includes VIP access to the festival, VIP Entry, VIP-only restrooms, VIP viewing areas, VIP bar,s exclusive merch, VIP concierge, VIP lounge, snack sessions on top of all GA areas of the festival. Parking is complimentary for all VIP attendees and includes separate VIP parking lots with a special entrance to the festival grounds. Single-day passes, group packages, pre-party, afterparties, add-ons, and more options are available online at Thunder Beats. Thunder Beats Music Festival is an all-ages event on Friday and 18+ on Saturday and Sunday.
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Deadmau5 is a DJ in progressive house, electric house, and techno. Hailed from Canada, he is known as one of the world’s most respected and highest-paid electronic music producers of modern times. His claim to fame in 2008 was his track “Faxing Berlin” which found its way onto the playlist of legendary producer Pete Tong’s radio show. Deadmau5’s best tracks of all time include Ghost ‘n’ Stuff, I Remember, Strobe, Monophobia. Similar to other masked music producers like Marshellow and Daft Punk, Deadmau5 is well known for his trademark helmet.
If you are a bass-head that has a passion for grimy music then be sure to check out the rising artist RL Grime at Thunder Beats Music Festival. This Los Angeles-based DJ/ producer is known for combining hip hop, electro, trap, drum ‘n’ bass, and any number of other bass-heavy genres. RL Grime has teamed up with multiple hip hop artists like Miguel and produced songs like Light Me Up and Stay for It featuring the vocal of Miguel and Julia Michaels. Apart from Miguel, RL Grime also collaborated with Skrillex and What So Not, etc.
Initially associated with psytrance, English DJ John Ford rose to fame after producing more bass-heavy house music with the moniker JOYRYDE. His best tracks include I WARE HOUSE and Feel the Volume with another bass house DJ Jauz. His music often sounds bouncy and is heavily influenced by the original UK garage records. During one of the interviews, JOYRYDE expresses in this day and age what shapes us is culture and not artists. An artist is one thing but culture boils down to dance moves, clothing, and words that shape who we are. It’s special because culture pushes the boundaries and it’s more about how we interpret creativity which is so much more nuanced.
If you’re a headbanger and bass-head then this DJ needs no introduction. Joshua Mellody, aka Zomboy, is a British DJ whose dubstep tracks are mostly bangers and infused with trap, drum ‘n’ bass, and electro house. His moniker Zomboy was inspired by the classic zombie shooter game Left 4 Dead. And just like his name, Zomboy produces some of the grimiest and glitchiest sounds that dubstep has to offer. His best tracks include Lone Wolf, Valley of Violence, Nuclear, Quiet Storm, and more.