Huge bummer for those hoping to make it out for day 2 of Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, Florida, as the governor has declared a State of Emergency due to Tropical Storm Alberto.
Unfortunately, today’s portion of the music festival will not go on as planned. Which means fans will have to miss out on Excision, Joyryde, Illenium, Zomboy, Ekali and more.
Yesterday, fans were still able to see sets from Marshmello, Rezz, Borgore, Destructo, Anna Lunoe, AC Slater and many more — so at least the weekend wasn’t a total wash. The safety of everyone is what’s important at this time.
The official statement Sunset Music Festival’s reads as follows:
Due to forecasted heavy rains and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Alberto, we are sad to announce the second day of Sunset Music Festival 2018 (Sunday, May 27, 2018) has been cancelled.
This decision to cancel was made by the Tampa Sports Authority, in conjunction with the Tampa Police Department and Tampa Fire Rescue, and was based on the fact Sunday’s weather poses a serious risk to the health, safety and welfare of Sunset Music Festival attendees. Additionally, a Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the Tampa area and Florida’s Governor Scott has declared a State of Emergency. The safety of our attendees, staff, artists, partners and community is always our number one priority.
SMF will release detailed instructions on the refund policy and process as soon as possible at SMFtampa.com. We are truly saddened by this decision, however, your safety is our number one priority. We hope to see you next year for SMF 2019.