Florida’s preeminent reggae festival has just announced their full lineup for 2022! Reggae Rise Up Florida, entering its seventh year, is scheduled to make its triumphant return to Vinoy Park in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL, over the March 18-20 weekend. Produced by Live Nite Events, Reggae Rise Up Florida has evolved into a beloved staple of South Florida’s musical event calendar and is widely recognized as one of the most essential reggae festivals in the nation.
Situated directly against the breakwall of Tampa Bay in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the superb location of Reggae Rise Up Florida provides an idyllic balance of laid-back coastal vibes coupled with the electricity and excitement native to a downtown scene in a major metropolitan city.
As far as destinations go, few compete with St. Petersburg; the plethora of options for choice culinary adventures, abundant comfortable accommodations, and fabulous off-site activities – all providing for the perfect Spring setting to host a weekend- long music festival in Florida.
The festival’s 2022 lineup continues the tradition of coalescing the brightest lights in reggae for a three-day event that has become an annual pilgrimage for dedicated fans all over the world. Reggae Rise Up Florida 2022 boasts a collection of artists that explore numerous styles and flavors of the genre, with a diverse, nuanced contingent of supporting acts.
A trifecta of treasured RRU veterans are back to headline this year’s event: SoCal reggae rockers Rebelution return on Friday,the legendary Slightly Stoopid in the Saturday slot, and the dreamy reggae-pop of Iration will bring the festivities to a crescendo on Sunday.
Reggae Rise Up Florida is proud to welcome back the wildly-popular SOJA (whose Jacob Hemphill recently relocated to St. Pete) and is excited for Atmosphere’s first-ever hip-hop contribution to the Florida lineup. Other notable favorites include the iconic Steel Pulse, cross-over pop superstar Shaggy, and roots-music mystics Rising Appalachia.
The 2022 undercard is brimming with a who’s now and who’s next of reggae music. Rising reggae-rock stars Iya Terra will demonstrate just how and why they are changing the game, Nattali Rize is among the stronger and more prominent female voices in reggae today, and Protoje continues to be a torchbearer of Jamaican music and culture.
This year, the Hawaiian Islands are represented in fine fashion with The Green, Pepper, Kolohe Kai, and Anuhea on the bill. Additionally, to the delight of area fans, burgeoning band The Hip Abduction is onboard RRUFL 2022 as well.
Tickets are on sale now with weekend passes starting at $175, multi-day passes starting at $90, and single-day passes starting at $45. Additionally, Reggae Rise Up will be offering official ticket and travel packages this year. Each package includes a 2-to-5-night stay at partner hotels in the St. Petersburg area, festival ticket(s), and exclusive add-ons for purchase such as afterparty/open bar access, official festival merchandise, reservations to an all-inclusive Sunday brunch, & more!
To purchase tickets or for additional information visit Reggae Rise Up Florida online.