Float Fest takes place this coming weekend, and while the festival’s lineups have gotten progressively massive over the past few years, the honorable festival bookers have remained loyal to Austin artists. Joining MGMT, Weezer, and Passion Pit onstage will be a slew of local musicians who represent some of Austin’s most electrifying live shows.
Sweet Spirit – Arguably the most recognizable local act on the fest lineup, ‘Queen Sabrina’ never skimps on a live show. Raucous, empowering, and theatrical, a Sweet Spirit show is as magnetic as it is unforgettable.(4:45 PM Sunday @ Sun Stage)
Walker Lukens – One of the most creative singer/songwriters to claim Texas as home, Walker has put in the time to get where he is. Eclectic pop diddies exude from his pores, while his hair may be the most recognizable in the austin music scene. (4 PM Sunday @ Water Stage)
Ume – A trio that levels all that stands before them, Ume emits swerving art-rock that rattles ribcages. Lead singer, Lauren ‘LL’, is a deceiving package of wanton destruction that shatters the stereotype of the girl-next-door. (3:15 PM Sunday @ Sun Stage)
Los Coast – A soul-rock outfit on a hot streak, Los Coast is turning heads at every performance. Trey Privott brings ‘Stax-worthy’ vocals to a swirl of multi-genre rock that ebbs and flows with volcanic zeniths. (2 PM Sunday @ Sun Stage)
King of Nothing – Originally hailing from H-Town, King of Nothing, brings enlightened rhymes to ‘Skrewed Up’ beats. Daren Napier channels the angst and pain of a life full of troubling transitions to elucidate a crisis of identity, and the music is stunning. (2 PM Saturday @ Sun Stage