Reggae Rise Up Florida 2019 drops huge phase one announcement
Reggae Rise Up Florida has solidified its spot as the east coast music and arts festival that delivers. Now in its fourth year, RRUF brings artists and fans from all over the world together at the oceanfront Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Announced in phases, the first lineup announcement hit the internet this week with gnarly force. People near and far began to secure their VIP and general admission spots, booked flights and started looking into places to stay. All of this planning done strictly based on the announcement of first-phase artists isn't odd, but just a testament to the the artists themselves.
Reggae Rise Up 2019 went from a "Maybe" to a "Must"...
So, let's us dive in to who will be playing at RRUF so far and why 2019 is looking like the best year yet. Florida natives Oceanstone and Summer Survivors both made the cut! This will be four out of four Reggae Rise Up appearances by our friends in Summer Survivors and third for Oceanstone. Next artist up is Shwayze, a hip hop infused lyrical vibesman who is known for his catchy summer-influenced songs. Josh Heinrichs and Iya Terra will be making the trip back to the Sunshine State, as well.
Now, this is where Reggae Rise Up 2019 went from a "Maybe" to a "Must": The Movement and HIRIE are ready to rock the RRU Florida stage. Being on tour for the majority of last year, both bands were unable to make the festival this past March. Let's just say we should prepare ourselves for these two sets in advance...
Adding a totally different dynamic to the festival, Method Man and Redman have been added to the 2019 lineup, as well as RRU favorites Tribal Seeds. It is clear to me now why these artists alone have people booking flights before hearing the final lineup! Last, but certainly not least, we have Slightly Stoopid and their legion of Stoopidheads in tow. Having a fanbase like Stoopid's doesn't leave many seats empty – EVER!!
Although this weekend-long festival isn't until March 15-17th, 2019, it is never too early to start planning. Early bird festival passes are now available, both for GA and VIP. With two more announcements to go, Reggae Rise Up Florida is already surpassing most events on next year's calendar. For more information, visit www.reggaeriseupflorida.com. We look forward to seeing your smiling face at RRUF 2019! Don't forget that Reggae Rise Up Utah has yet to be unveiled for August 2019, as well.