So What Music Festival 2023

So What Music Festival 2023

JUNE 24-25, 2023


Emos nostalgic for the early 2000s: time to break out your skinny jeans and side bangs.

Music lovers obsessed with that very particular slice of Y2K emo music and fashion, keep So What? Music Festival on your radar. With pop-punk bands like Pierce the Veil, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Breathe Carolina gracing the stages, skinny-jean-clad, Warped Tour-goers and fans of drawn-out and/or whiny singing won’t be disappointed. 

Despite the emphasis on emo culture, the lineup is a cross-section of genres, highlighting rock, pop, metal and rap. Lil BubbleGum, a 17-year-old breakout rapper from New Zealand, will perform Saturday along with deathcore rockers Bodysnatcher, whose music is known for its off-putting aggressive sound and lyrics. On Sunday, Welsh pop-punk band Neck Deep will be playing their only festival performance in the United States in 2023, and post-harcore band Thursday is performing the entirety of their 2003 album “War all the Time.” 

The festival has a new home this year, moving from Choctaw Stadium in Arlington to Fair Park in Dallas. At Fair Park, you can take refuge in stadium seats and chug the free Monster offered by festival vendors in order to recharge for the mosh pit. 

The Specs

  • In 2022, So What Music Festival capped attendance at 20,000.
  • Tickets are as follows: Two-Day GA are $174.95; single-day GA are $99.95; Two-Day VIP are $324.95; and single-day VIP are $199.95/
  • If you’re just visiting, check out this guide to the best things to do in Dallas.


What is the closest airport to So What? Music Festival?

Fair Park is a 30 minute drive from Dallas International Airport. 

Which artists are on the So What? Music Festival lineup? 

Pierce the Veil, The Used, Slaughter to Prevail, Forever the Sickest Kids, Breathe Carolina, Don Broco, Freddie Dredd, Bilmuri, Bodysnatcher, D.R.U.G.S., Escape the Fate, Scaring Kids Scaring Kids, Clip, Enterprise Earth, Girlfriends, Guardin, Haarper, Lil Bubblegum, Lolo, Millionaire$, PopTropicalSlutz!, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Scene Queen, Sxmpra, The Browning, Upon a Burning Body, WholeKilledXIX, 408, 8 Percent, Alex Irish, Alpha Virus, Astrus, Body Box, Boy Band, Chancla Fight Club, Ciscaux, Garzi, Holy Wars, I am Destruction, King Cold, Lanticblue, Lil Maru, No Zodiac, Notions, Prentiss, Section H8, The World, Until I Wake, Sleeping with Sirens, Neck Deep, Thursday, Head Automatica, The Starting Line, Lil Darkie, Fit for an Autopsy, Gothboiclique, Maylene and the Suns of Disaster, Real Friends, We the Kings, ‘68, Alesana, Bad Neighbors, Blessed by a Broken Heart, Free Throw, Greyhaven, He is Legend, Hellogoodbye, Invent Animate, Jake Hill, Jasiah, Jeleel!, Kid Liberty, Kxdswxtch, Nascar Aloe x Deathproof, Oliver Francis, Omerta, Taylor Acorn, The Color Morale, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Varials, Woe, Is Me, Ballista, DeepIncision, Her Name is Karma, Last Night of Solace, Limbs, Mass Appeal, Nygma, Slow Pulse, Sears Street, Stink, Tracheotomy, Vctms

What are some examples of things you can and cannot bring? 

You can bring fanny packs, binoculars, hydration backpacks and empty reusable water bottles. You cannot bring stuffed animals or dolls, camping gear, unsealed cigarette packs or liquid makeup. 

2023 Poster

Lineup Poster


2022 Wrap

3OH!3 in 2022

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BY Ayla Burnett