Big Guava Festival reveals 2015 lineup


Central Florida’s Big Guava Festival has announced its 2015 highlights. At the top of the bill include acts The Strokes, Pixes, Hozier, Passion Pit, Ryan Adams, TV on the Radio and James Blake.

Other acts scheduled to perform are Cold War Kids, Banks, Run the Jewels, Jenny Lewis, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, Big Data, and Iration; with more to come.

The four stage festival is going on its second year and hits the Florida State Fairgrounds and Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Last year — the three day festival, now two — more than 20,000 attendees enjoyed bands across multiple genres, as well as unlimited free rides, craft beer gardens, local food trucks and specialty shopping tents.

Early Bird tickets for Big Guava Music Festival go on sale today (Friday, Jan. 16) at 5 p.m.

Early bird two-day general admission passes for are $89, and will only have a limited quantity available; two-day early bird pit passes are $109; two-day early bird Super Guava passes are $325, and will only have a limited quantity.

General advance tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. General advance two-day pit passes are $115; two-day advance general admission passes are $135; and advance two-day Super Guava passes are $350.

All tickets include parking and unlimited rides, while the Super Guava VIP package also includes: premium reserved seat in Amphitheatre; preferred viewing areas for all other stages; access to two-Super Guava Lounges with specialty food and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and limited samplings of signature beer and wine; commemorative Super Guava laminate. General admission seats available on first come, first served basis.

To purchase tickets go to,, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.

Music starts Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 at noon.

Be sure to check back for interviews with artist performing, updates on the festival and our coverage from last year’s inaugural Big Guava Festival.