Float Fest has revealed the lineup for their 2019 event, set to take place at a new location in Gonzalez, TX on July 20th and 21st. Last year’s edition of the event took place at Cool River Ranch in Martindale, TX, along the San Marcos River
The 2019 edition of Float Fest will feature performances by Major Lazer, Portugal. The Man, Gucci Mane, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Ice Cube, The Flaming Lips, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Grouplove, Big Boi, Jungle, St. Lucia, Houndmouth, G Love & Special Sauce, Missio, The Floozies, Goldfish, Sego, and Cowboy Diplomacy.
“We’re excited to bring back Float Fest for its sixth year and host some of the nation’s most talented artists to produce a unique experience in Gonzales,” said Marcus Federman, founder of Float Fest. “We’re thrilled to be moving to a new city and keep the tradition of our fest going. Gonzales is known as the birthplace of Texas independence and we can’t think of a better place to celebrate a festival rich in Texas traditions such as live music, floating the river, and camping.”
Gates to float the river will open at 8 a.m. and tubing tickets can be purchased separately online (you must have a concert ticket to float the river). Held on the sprawling Guadalupe River on a private ranch (2855 South US Highway 183. Gonzales, TX 78629) the festival grounds are quintessential to Central Texas. The festival features ample on-site parking and immediate access to the Guadalupe River. Float Fest will also have over 35 local unique food vendors for attendees to enjoy – stay tuned for more details.
Float Fest will still include all the amenities of floating the river, camping, and live music, with the property being three times larger than past festivals. With river access to float being on-site at this year’s festival, no more shuttles are needed, which means immediate access to the water upon arrival. The campgrounds are on a pecan orchard, with beautiful 200-year-old trees that provide tons of shade right by the Guadalupe River as well as larger camping sites with 20×20 spaces available.
“Floating the beautiful river is a Texas tradition that we’d like to keep, but with respect. Festival-goers will be able to enjoy in doing so while listening to their favorite artists,” explains Federman. “Each year, we work hard in maintaining the river clean by offering resources for visitors like providing biodegradable bags for disposal items, having our team out there collecting items from floaters, and having divers do a deep cleaning after the fest. We partner with local community members that share our same vision.”
For more details and ticketing information, head to the Float Fest website here.