Are you Ready? Sun City Music Festival Hits El Paso
For the first time in history, El Paso will host a large-scale music festival boasting over 30 of the world’s most famous electronic music artists on three stages this Labor Day weekend. The festival will be held at Cohen Stadium on September 3rd and 4th.
The line up is almost a who’s who of electronic music artists with the likes of Dutch producer and DJ Armin Van Buuren, who’s been voted the #1 DJ in the world 4 times in a row and has played in some of the world’s largest events including in Amsterdam where he preformed for 200,000 people. Paul Van Dyk, who is a Grammy nominated DJ and producer and was also ranked as the #1 DJ in the world twice before. Afrojack, a current in demand DJ and producer working with the artists such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Kid Cudi, David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull and many more. Some of the other artists at this years Sun City Music Festival include; Chuckie, Crystal Castles, Cosmic Gate, Gabriel & Dresden, Sidney Samson, Chris Lake and more. One of the big attractions happening on Sunday will be the DayGlow Blu, a show billed as the “World’s Largest Paint Party”.
The festival also wanted to showcase El Paso’s local talent and will be giving the spotlight to; Bulletproof Tiger, Johnny Kage, DJ Rich, Alftron Blkmth, Esteban Carrasco, The DA, Jay Hernandez, DJ Panda and Astrodudes.
Promoters for the festival (SMG Events) are well known regionally for brining some of the top electronic music artists in the world to El Paso on a regular basis, selling out local venues each time. This past May SMG Events hosted the Tiesto Live event at Cohen Stadium, which drew a crowd of nearly 10,000 fans. The Sun City Music Festival hopes to ride on the coat tails of this success as promoters are expecting 10,000 – 15,000 each day. “Our focus is to bring something this massive to El Paso not just for the music lovers and to ensure the event is a success, but to entice people in other cities to come get a taste of our city and see what a great place it is to visit. There is so much culture and history in El Paso and the only way people from elsewhere will see that, is if we draw them in with things that they can’t get in their own city. Once we have them here, they won’t be able to help but fall in love with the Sun City. We expect attendees to support our local economy Labor Day weekend and come back to visit us every year.” stated Alby Bocanegra, Business and Media Relations Representative for SCMF.
As if that’s not enough SMG Events (SCMF) has aligned with The El Paso Police Foundation and will donate a portion of each ticket sold to the EPPF. “We (SCMF Organizers) appreciate and fully support our uniformed officers that are out risking their lives protecting out streets. If through this festival we can assist by donating funds that would provide a vest that could potentially save even one officer’s life then it’s worth our efforts. We’re proud of our city’s ranking as the safest city in the nation and if we can make a small impact on the officer’s quality of life that helped us earn that ranking then we are all for it.” stated Bocanegra. Another alliance is with The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department where a percentage of ticket sales will be donated to programs geared toward bringing music and arts to the children of our community.
Tickets for SCMF can be purchased at www.groovetickets.com or locally at The Headstand and All That Music.
Visit www.suncitymusicfestival.com for more info.
Sun City Music Festival
Saturday & Sunday
9700 Gateway North Blvd.
El Paso, TX
6pm – 2am