Robin Thicke, The Wailers headline SunFest in West Palm Beach
Erick Johnson | 5/1/2014, 9 a.m.
Singer-songwriter Robin Thicke and Bob Marley’s reggae group, “The Wailers” will be among many entertainers who will perform in this year’s 32nd annual Sunfest, Florida’s largest music, art festival in West Palm Beach.
The festival will be held April 30 – May 4 along the beautiful, scenic Flagler Drive in downtown in West Palm Beach.
Thicke will perform on Thursday night, May 1, on the Ford Stage. After topping the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and reaching No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his single “Lost Without U,” Thicke hit international success again in 2013 with his album Blurred Lines. Thicke was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2013: Best
Pop Vocal Album for Blurred Lines and Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the album's single "Blurred Lines.”
The Wailers will perform Sunday afternoon, May 4, on the FPL Stage. There is no more legendary band in Jamaican music history than The Wailers. Formed in 1969, the group has created an extraordinary body of work. The band continues its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari. The group is famous for many songs including “Redemption Song,” “Three Little Birds,” and “One Love.”
Another Jamaican reggae group, Inner Circle will perform Sunday, May 4, on the FPL stage. After winning a 1993 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with Bad Boys, the band scored again with the 1994 album Reggae Dancer, which earned another Grammy Award nomination for Best Reggae Album. Their best known for their hits “Bad Boys,” “SWEAT,” and “Games People Play.”
“This is our favorite time of year,” said SunFest’s Executive Director Paul Jamieson. “It’s exciting to make the announcement of scheduled acts. The festival scene is one of the hottest growth areas in the music industry today. SunFest is a unique festival in that we attract traditional and new music fans and offer something for both. Our ticket sales have been on an upswing the last several years, and we continue to increase our entertainment investment to attract even more new fans. As we put the finishing touches on the festival planning, we are as eager as our ticket buyers for April 30th to get here.”
The festival will also include Kid Rock, Ellie Goulding, Robin Thicke, Pretty Lights, The Goo Goo Dolls, Young the Giant, J. Cole, Alice In Chains, Sublime with Rome, Daughtry, Doobie Brothers, Austin Mahone, Dropkick Murphys, Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Cake, Justin Moore, David Nail, Josh Thompson, The Bangles, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Blues Traveler, The Wailers, Streetlight Manifesto, Rusted Root, Dick Dale, Inner Circle and Conway.
For more information about SunFest, visit.sunfest.com or call 561-659-5980 or 1-800-SUNFEST.