So what?! The lineup for the music festival is announced.

The Texas Emo/Punk Festival returns to DFW with a lineup that includes some of the biggest metal and hip-hop acts of their time.

For the first time since 2017, Third String Entertainment is bringing back So What?! Music Festival in DFW with a “bigger and better” experience.

Last month, So What?!, the punk/emo version of SXSW, announced will take place Memorial Day weekend May 27-29 at Choctaw Stadium, officially known as Global Life, in Arlington. Today the festival released the first of its 2022 lineup featuring big names in metal, pop punk, alternative and hip-hop.

So what?! has earned a reputation as one of Dallas’ favorite music festivals and the only one of its kind. It’s almost like a Dallas version of the beloved Warped Tour, but this year it’s a little different.

Third String has pulled out all the stops to deliver a more memorable So What?! experience with “bigger performers, better activation, better food options, and a better overall experience”.

The Choctaw Stadium will allow the festival to grow from three stages to six, with three main stages and three secondary stages. One main stage will be dedicated to rock and metal performances, one to pop-punk and alternative and one to hip-hop, which has more acts this year than in previous years.

“In the past we’ve ‘tried’ to add hip hop bands like G Eazy, Pouya and different genres in addition to metal, rock, pop punk, but, for 2022, we’re really committed,” said Mike Ziemer, founder of Third String Entertainment. , said. “We wanted to bring together the energy that all of these genres share and put it all into one big festival. For years I’ve loved gender crossovers, but lately, more than ever, it’s become clear that genres don’t matter. It all blends together like you’ve seen with Spotify Wrapped.

Some of the hip-hop artists Ziemer said he wanted to bring in were Trippie Redd and $not. “The rockstar energy they bring to hip hop is something that belongs in our event.”

He does not lie.

A quick glance at the flyer – which is separated by genres, not days – might be enough to consider it one of the best of the year. There are over 100 acts supporting the six stages to be announced later next month, but here are the ones we know of so far (Psst, those in * are from Dallas):

  • I prevail
  • The ghost inside
  • Crown the Empire*
  • alexisonfeu
  • Polyphia*
  • Black bear
  • Single plan
  • Sum 41
  • The main
  • Reversed
  • Sleep with the sirens
  • 3OH!3
  • 2 chains
  • Rae Sremmurd
  • Type
  • Waka Flocka Flame
  • ParisTexas
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