The scope of the 14th edition of the So What?! Music Festival is nothing short of incredible. The three-day Arlington, TX takeover includes some 150 artists across three main stages daily, along with three supporting stages of comprised of a healthy variation of genres.
To better showcase the broad spectrum packaged into the festival experience, the initial wave of artists anchoring the attention of the bill included the likes of I Prevail, The Ghost Inside, Blackbear, Simple Plan, Sum 41, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka Flame, Trippie Redd, Knocked Loose, The Maine, Underoath and 3OH!3 to name a few.
“This year’s So What?! line up is us basically saying, who cares about a genre!” explained festival founder Mike Ziemer. “Everything is blending together more and more. There are so many hip-hop artists collaborating with rock artists. Travis Barker is working with like every type of artist. This festival brings together all the hype and energy of what’s current and what’s exciting to the fan that misses Warped Tour but also attends Rolling Loud.”
For the Friday kickoff, the effective combination of 3OH3! and 100 Gecs, Suicide Silence and Wage War, plus standouts like SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY, Sueco, Jeris Johnson and I Set My Friends On Fire rounded out a lengthy, energized first day of festivities.
See the images from photographer Justice Dodson below.
I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE