Float Fest 2018
San Marcos summer float festival makes waves with stacked music lineup
Floating the river in San Marcos with a beer in your hand is a Texas summer tradition. Floating and sipping while listening to some of the best music acts around? Even better.
The fifth annual Float Fest, set for July 21 and 22 in San Marcos, has just announced its music lineup, and it's stacked with some of the best international and regional talent.
Big headliners include rap superstar Snoop Dogg; Australian psych-rock group Tame Impala; EDM powerhouse Bassnectar; and indie stalwarts Modest Mouse (they have to play "Float On," right?).
The event will take place at Cool River Ranch just outside of San Marcos, with access to tubing on the San Marcos River. The best part is organizers have scheduled performances on two stages — "Sun" and "Water" — so no one will miss a single performance.
Other anticipated acts include hot-as-a-Texas-summer rap duo Run the Jewels, Gary Clark Jr., U.K. indie rock band Glass Animals, rapper Lil Wayne, DJ extraordinaire Cashmere Cat, New York rock act Joywave, New Orleans' famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and electronic musician Com Truise.
A variety of Texas standouts are also slated to play, including alt-rock legends Toadies, Austin psych-rock band White Denim, vehicle Blackillac, Austin-based A Giant Dog, Houston hip-hop legend Bun B, R&B collective The Suffers, and indie rock group Vodi.
General admission tickets are $119 for the weekend, which includes camping. Daily passes ($79) and various VIP packages are also available (we recommend dropping the $30 for access to the Frigid Float Lounge to combat the hot temps). For more ticket options and to purchase passes, go here.