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Reggae Rise Up Florida 2024

MARCH 14-17, 2024


This beachy festival is a celebration of Jamaican culture in all its forms, but you don’t have to be a wild reggae fan to join in.

Set in the scenic Vinoy Park, in St. Petersburg, Fla., just a few steps from the ocean, Reggae Rise Up Florida draws reggae fans from all over the U.S. for four days of music across two stages. This beachy festival, which touts “good vibes,” is a celebration of Jamaican culture in all its forms, but you don’t have to be a wild reggae fan to join in.

This year, American reggae rock band Dirty Heads will bring their Southern California vibes on Thursday, along with Grammy award winner and rapper Lupe Fiasco. Some of the festival veterans, like California-native Rebelution band and True Love band Soja, will play the following night. 

Along with music, Vinoy Park will have more than 100 craft and food vendors, like Tica’s Tacos and Jerk Hut, which is a staple Jamaican restaurant in Tampa Bay. And if you don’t want to leave the festival empty-handed, stop at ReggaeNthings for some unique Jamaican and rasta wear, plus other authentic products. 

The Specs

  • 15,000 people attend the music festival per day. 
  • Single-day General Admission tickets (day pass) start at $80. Four-day General Admission tickets start at $295. Single-day VIP tickets start at $105 (Friday and Saturday are now sold out). Four-day VIP tickets start at $370.
  • While you’re in St. Petersburg, take some time to go explore our Fifty Grande round-up of the best beaches in Florida. And here‘s our guide to the state.


What is the closest airport to the Reggae Rise Up Florida Festival 2024?

The closest airport to get to the Reggae Rise Up Festival is St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport. 

Where is the fest held?

Vinoy Park, Bayshore Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Are there other Reggae Rise Up festivals?

Yes. There are also: the Reggae Rise Up Maryland festival held in Baltimore, Maryland, which takes place on the Baltimore Peninsula (June 21-23) and Reggae Rise Up Vegas festival, which will be held October 4-6 in Las Vegas.

Is the festival kid-friendly?

Yes, the festival is family-friendly (#RRUFam). Kids 6 and under enter for free.

What is the festival lineup for Reggae Rise Up 2024 in Saint Petersburg?

Thursday: Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco, Little Stranger, Through The Roots; Friday: Rebelution, Soja, Claire Wright, Collie Buddz, Dale and the Zdubs, Drifting Roots, Eli-Mac, The Expendables, The Kaleidoscope Kid, Lila Ike, The Original Wailers, Protoje, Rawayana; Saturday: Slightly Stoopid, Iration, Bumpin Uglies, Fortunate Youth, Kbong & Johnny Cosmic, Pacific Dub, Seranation, Sons of Paradise, Steel Pulse, The Sub Nerbs, Surfer Girl, The Wide Eyed Kids, Yelawolf; Sunday: Damian JR. Gong & The Stephen Marley Burning Spear, Artikal Sound System, Ballyhoo!, Boostive, Cydeways, The Green, Ichroniq, Joey Calderaio, Mike Love, The Ries Brothers.

The Reggae Rise Up Florida festival 2023 headliners included Wiz Khalifa and Damian Marley.


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BY Anna Montagner