Sun City Music Festival

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Sun City Music Festival
DatesLabor Day Weekend
Location(s)El Paso, TX, United States
Years active2011-present
Founded bySMG Events Disco Donnie Presents

Sun City Music Festival is an annual electronic music festival held over Labor Day weekend in El Paso at Ascarate Park. In its opening year, the festival was held at Cohen Stadium; the festival represents all genres of electronic music, bringing top international DJs and live acts from multiple countries along with local producers and radio personalities to three stages, one of them being the Beatport Stage.[1] The festival was founded by SMG Events and Disco Donnie Presents. Throughout the years, many El Pasoans had believed the festival was coming to an end due to SMG not announcing news about the festival early as they had done in previous years, however in January 2018, Disco Donnie had announced on Twitter that "SCMF Lives on.. let's not get too dramatic" due to one of the DDP festivals would not be held in 2018, but this can assure everyone that Sun City will most likely continue on. However, on May 9, 2018, it was announced through the Sun City Music Festival Twitter account, that the festival would not be happening.


In its inaugural year in 2011 an estimated 20,000 people attended to see artists Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Wolfgang Gartner, Martin Solveig, and many others. In 2012, SCMF, as it is commonly known by attendees, moved to Ascarate Park.[2][3]

2011 Lineup[edit]

2012 Lineup[edit]

2013 Lineup[edit]

2014 Lineup[edit]

2015 Lineup[edit]

On May 20, 2015, it was reported that the lineup would consist of house, techno, trance, electro house, and other genres.[4]

2016 Lineup[edit]

  • Skrillex
  • Kaskade
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Galantis
  • Andrew Bayer
  • Bro Safari
  • Cash Cash
  • Fedde Le Grand
  • Gareth Emery
  • Ghastly
  • Ian Bluestone
  • Jauz
  • Joris Voorn
  • Loco Dice
  • Malaa
  • Marshmello
  • Nghtmre
  • Sam Feldt
  • Sasha
  • Seven Lions
  • Snails
  • Wiwek
  • Zomboy
  • 4B
  • ANNA
  • Boombox Cartel
  • Butch
  • CID
  • Gardens of God
  • Jeremy Olander
  • Josh Wink
  • Lee K
  • Lny Tnz
  • Matador
  • Mind Against
  • Pleasurekraft
  • Tigerlily
  • Unlike Pluto

2017 Lineup[edit]

  • Marshmello
  • Above & Beyond
  • Borgore
  • Dirty South
  • Don Diablo
  • Dosem
  • Drezo
  • Getter
  • G Jones
  • Guy J
  • Guy Mantzur
  • Herobust
  • Illenium
  • Joyryde
  • Latmun
  • Louis the Child
  • Malaa
  • Nicole Moudaber
  • Ookay
  • REZZ
  • Sam Paganini
  • Seven Lions
  • Shaun Frank
  • Snails
  • Steve Lawler
  • Tchami
  • Timmy Trumpet
  • Wax Motif
  • Sasha & John Digweed

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Beatport Stage Returns for Sun City Music Festival 2015". Disco Donnie Presents. April 28, 2015. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Torres, Mariel (October 2, 2011). "The rave is all about music, but some seek Ecstacy to enhance the dance". Borderzine.
  3. ^ "Sun City Music Festival 2011". United States Trance Movement. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Middleton, Ryan (May 20, 2015). "Sun City Music Festival 2015 Lineup: Armin van Buuren, Hardwell Headline". Music Times.

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