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AUGUST 23RD TAMPA, FL

#SDF: PURCHASE TIX HERE

A SUNNY STATE FOR A DARK FESTIVAL

Southern Darkness Fest brings the best of extreme and underground music right to Tampa’s historic district, Ybor City.
More than 27 bands will deliver a diverse range of heavy music, Doom, Hardcore, Sludge, Post Rock all the way to Grindcore.
We have left no stone un-turned in the underground scene.

With a lineup that is second to none, #SDF plans to leave a mark in Florida’s heavy music scene and turn heads worldwide.

CHECK THE LINEUP

Organized by music fans for music fans, SDF sets out to create a special experience for fans and artists alike.
The historic district of Ybor is not only the perfect setting for an artistically minded crowd,
but also houses Tampa Bay’s best live music venues – all in walking distance from one another.

Do not miss out on Southern Darkness on Aug 23rd 2014.
We don’t care if you walk, swim, drive or fly
just get your asses down here and witness the birth of a giant!

 

“Big events come from small ideas.”
Why don’t more of our favorite bands come to Florida?
Why doesn’t someone put together an extreme music festival closer to home?
And why don’t they ever book the bands we wanna see!?!?!
…yeah!
…Why don’t we do it?
…YEAH!!!
Tampa
(the home of some of the heaviest music in the world)
needed a festival
that represented the bands that don’t always get the most attention.
The fringe, the extreme, the cutting edge… THE HEAVY!!!

The promoters of #SDF
have been booking bands
and promoting shows for well over a decade.
Southern Darkness Fest represents a combined labor
of love
experience
and enthusiasm
that we believe you will see
in the bands we have chosen,
our promotion,
our fans
and our town.

In order to maintain that hometown feel,
we’re super lucky to be working with Tampa Bay illustrator
Chris Parks of Pale Horse Design
His art has been featured both nationally and internationally
in campaigns for Nike, WWE, Hasbro, & DC Comics to name a few.
We’re beyond excited about his logo design and poster work!

We also are lucky enough to be able to feature a number of hometown bands
we believe in them and think that the world should hear more of their amazing sound.
bands like -
Set & Setting
Cosm
&
Traitor Crucifix

We’re terribly excited for the first year of this festival!
We hope that you all will be just as pumped

get ready for the darkness!

…it’s coming!