Float Fest announces 5th-annual lineup

Fifth Annual Float Fest Announces Tame Impala, Bassnectar, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, Run the Jewels, Glass Animals, Lil Wayne, Toadies, Cashmere Cat, The Suffers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, White Denim, Bun B, and many more at the only river tubing/ranch camping/music, dancing/outdoor festival on earth.
  • July 21 – 22 in San Marcos, Texas
  • The only festival that features river tubing
  • Weekend ticket prices starting at $119
Float Fest -the only festival in the world to combine the time honored Texas tradition of floating the river and live music – is set to return for its fifth year in what promises to be the wettest, wildest, and weirdest experience to date. As the only major music festival in San Marcos, Float Fest is bringing a unprecedented lineup that will feature: Tame Impala, Bassnectar, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, Run the Jewels, Glass Animals, Lil Wayne, Cashmere Cat, Toadies, White Denim, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bun B, The Suffers, Joywave, Com Truise, Grandson, Blackillac, A Giant Dog, Mainman, The Wild Now, Bronze Whale, and Vodi.
Performances will be staggered between two stages – Water and Sun – in a manner that eliminates scheduling conflicts and minimizes idle time between sets, “Our patrons paid for our lineup and deserve the opportunity to see each and every artist perform without delay.”
Although tickets to the event sell out quickly, all passes come with weekend camping at no additional fee, albeit parking fees may still apply. In an effort to provide all patrons with an immersive, affordable, and safe festival experience.
Those who long for a more luxurious experience have the option to go VIP and “fest with the best.” In addition to receiving all GA perks, VIP patrons are able to:
  • Skip the line and get straight to festin’ with rapid entry
  • Skip the line for tubing shuttles
  • Sip complimentary water and non-alcoholic beverages
  • View the concerts from elevated front/side-stage viewing decks – available on both stages
  • Beat the heat in our luxurious AC lounge
  • Say no to porta-pottys, and yes to upgraded bathrooms with attendants
  • Relax and enjoy complimentary massages from professional masseuses
  • Wash-up with two complimentary showers
  • Surf the web with FREE Wi-Fi
    • VIP passes also include weekend camping and two-day tubing for the ultimate festival experience
New features at Float Fest 2018 include:
  • Ultra VIP with more all new ammenities.
  • Dedicated VIP camping area.
  • Early Camping Load In – granting patrons the opportunity to arrive Friday the 21st , set up their campsite, and kick-off the party a day early.
  • Early wristband exchange in off-site locations.
  • A VIP lounge with free Wi-Fi!
  • Side-stage VIP viewing decks on both stages.
  • Expanded production including: bigger stages with larger LED screens.
  • The Frigid Float Lounge: a chilly-cool AC lounge in the GA – with free Wi-Fi -to keep patrons cooler than a polar bear’s toenails
  • A shuttle program leaving every hour from Austin, San Antonio, and San Marcos guaranteed to get patrons home safe and minimize traffic on local roads.
  • Food-trucks showcasing the best in local cuisine.
  • Showers in the campgrounds.
  • Pre-sale parking passes; pre-sale cooler tubes – facilitating load-in and reducing congestion at the box office.
  • Shaded waiting for the tubing shuttles.
  • More tubing shuttles = less time waiting and more time floatin’.
Held on the beautiful and sprawling Cool River Ranch, the Float Fest grounds are quintessential of central Texas. “The Ranch” features ample on-site parking, expansive camping, thatched-roof cabanas, and access to the San Marcos River. Furthermore, the festival grounds are in close proximity to local hotels and amenities.
More info and passes are available at FloatFest.net. Connect with Float Fest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and always use the hashtag #ThisIsFloatFest.

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