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Float Fest announces summer return with headliners Vampire Weekend, Chance the Rapper

The festival that combines floating the river and music is returning with big headliners. (Float Fest)

After a few years’ hiatus, Float Fest is making a grand return in 2022 with a big, star-studded lineup.

The two-day festival, which boasts being the only festival to combine live music and river-floating, will take place at a 765-acre private ranch in Gonzales, Texas (about an hour southeast of Austin). The festival is scheduled for July 23-24 this year after having been canceled every year since 2019 due to permitting issues, weather and COVID-19.

This year’s line-up is certain to make a splash with big names like Chance the Rapper, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, Marshmello, Chvrches, Aly & AJ, Tove Lo and more. Local musicians also have a spot on the lineup: Austin-based musicians Sir Woman, Nané, Me ND Adam, Dallas-based Little Image and Houston-based Blossom Aloe all made the cut.

Uniquely, the festival will have performers on two different stages with no overlapping times, so festival attendees can catch every set.

The venue is three times the size of previous Float Fet venues. With over 450 acres of shady trees and two miles of Guadalupe River to float down, there’s no need to worry about the sweltering summer heat. Plus, VIP guests have the option to camp on festival grounds.

Tickets are on sale now, starting at $129 for a single day pass.


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