Sun City Music Festival changes venue

Sun City Music Festival changes venue

POSTED: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 5:08pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 12:24pm

Sun City Music Festival is around the corner featuring some of the biggest headliners in the world taking center stage at Ascarate Park Labor Day weekend.

This year's festival features a lot of big names in electronic music including the number one ranked Dj in the world, David Guetta.

"We're going to continue to try to fulfill their needs and make this one of the top premier festivals in the nation," said SCMF Marketing Director Adam Lucero.

The festival will change venues from Cohen Stadium to Ascarate Park.

"A lot of people tend to overlook Ascarate Park as a venue," Lucero said. "It's got a lot of potential, it's big and it allows us to progress and to grow."

In only it's second year, SCMF will features more than 30 of the biggest names in the world of electronic music.

Some of the acts include Above and Beyond, Knife Party, and Flux Pavilion.

Lucero said the reason they can bring in such huge names lies solely on the support of music fans.

"It comes together by the people," Lucero said. "This is a festival that's supported by them and without them, festivals like this wouldn't happen."

Lucero said artists love coming to El Paso.

"I saw a tweet from Kaskade that said El Paso is the loudest city in the world," Lucero said.

When Laidback Luke performed in El Paso last March, he spoke very highly of El Paso's music scene.

"I've been telling my tour manager and my people about El Paso, and their first reaction is where?" said Laidback Luke, before his set. "Then I'm like you guys don't even understand, the crowd is one of the most dedicated crowds in the world."

Kaskade and Laidback Luke will not be performing at SCMF, but Lucero said in the small, tight-knit electronic music community, word spreads quickly about the best places to play at.

Lucero added he wants the festival to grow to other markets and become a destination for music fans from all over the world.

He also wants the festival to give back to the community. This year they will be hiring more than 200 employees throughout the weekend.

Lucero said they expect a minimum of 20,000 music fans.

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