On May 17th, the HMF MUSIC headliner will be?Ghost Beach. The New York tropical grit pop duo has gained critical and public praise following a national tour, including?SXSW?dates. Danceable singles like ?Been There Before? led up to the band?s major label debut LP ?Blonde’ in March. The band?s 80?s beach-synth pop approach has stirred national media interest in?Paste?and?Vibe Magazine.?
Co-headliners include?Slow Magic, the anonymous DJ/musician currently wowing festival crowds with high-energy beats, while remaining hidden behind his signature tribal mask. With 2014 Coachella and SXSW dates, Magic is quickly earning his stripes as a must-see performer.?
Local favorite?MeteorEYES?is also scheduled to co-headline in anticipation of the electro-pop quintet?s sophomore album. The band’s new single ‘Pelicans’ is available for free download here.
Other musicians scheduled to appear include?Sons of Hippies, Sunbears!, Hymn for Her, Wolf-Face, Luxury Mane, Seven Years Past, Human Like Toys, Ari and the Alibis, and Physical Plant.
Special guest speakers include Sarasota City Commissioner Suzanne Atwell and Gina Duncan, Equality Florida Statewide Board Member. The emcee will be Shakira Refos?aka?YoursTruly.
The official after party for the music portion of the festival will be held at?Throb Nightclub. The five-dollar cover will be donated to the festival for any attendee wearing an official HMF bracelet.