The Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida has announced its 2020 lineup featuring legendary hip hop group De La Soul, singer-songwriter Brandi Carlisle and Portugal. The Man. This festival is scheduled to take place at Curtis Hixon Park, and will be presented by Cigar City Brewing, who will host the event from March 7-8, 2020.
Other prominent performers included on the lineup include Rival Sons, Curtis Harding, The Nude Party, Marco Benevento, Photo Fire, Fre$h P, New Fang, Demi Nova, Visit Neptune, Josh & the Jamtones, Bears & Lions, Florida Gospel Music and Arts and the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. Past performers have included Gary Clark Jr., Modest Mouse, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Margo Price, Father John Misty, The Flaming Lips, Trombone Shorty and Cage the Elephant.
De La Soul teamed up with legendary producer DJ Shadow this year for the track “Rocket Fuel,” a single of DJ Shadow’s recent album Our Pathetic Age, which was released on Mass Appeal Records. The music video for this track referenced the popular conspiracy theory that acclaimed director Stanley Kubrick faked the 1969 Apollo moon landing.
Carlile debuted a music video for the song “The Mother,” earlier this year, which saw the performer explore a variety of maternal relationships. The singer dropped out of a prominent summit, hosted by Fortune which was catered toward powerful women, due to Former Director of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen attendance.
Portugal. The Man performed at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, California earlier this year. Check out our review of the performance here.
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