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So What Music Festival 2024

JUNE 01-02, 2024


So What Music Festival is set for Fort Worth, Texas for one weekend in June

So What Music Festival is set for Fort Worth, Texas for one weekend in June where it will host more than 65 artists from the 2000s. This fest doesn’t mess around with what you’re getting: a few dozen sets of pure nostalgia for anyone who wore a lot of black in high school. 

This year, the lineup includes headliners like emo-rock band Mayday Parade, pop-punk group Boys Like Girls and the main event, Underoath and Skillet. Smaller bands that feel like they’ve played every pop-punk-adjacent music festival known to man will also be there, including Knuckle Puck and 3OH3!. This one is for the veterans, but the festival encourages you to bring your kids, who So What?! call “junior moshers,” along for the ride and introduce them to festival culture and good old-fashioned emo hits. 

So What Music Festival 2024 has three stages around the grounds, so you don’t have to run between too many locations to catch all your favorite bands. The festival encourages attendees to bring totem poles, the more creative, the better, as long as they’re under 10 feet tall. This is a festival rite of passage and a great way to keep track of your short friends. So What does have refillable water stations, allowing you to mosh responsibly in the Texas heat, and plenty of options for lunch at the festival venue, the Panther Island Pavilion, which has views of the Fort Worth skyline and 40 acres of outdoor space. With all that space, you’re free to jam in with everyone else at the main stage or lay in the grass and listen from afar. 

The Specs

  • Around 20,000 people attend the music festival annually.  
  • Tickets start at $74.95 for one-day GA and can be up to $394.95 for a full weekend VIP pass. The full breakdown of ticket tiers and prices, including 2-day passes, can be found here
  • Check out Fifty Grande’s guides to the best things to do in Texas here.


Where does the So What Music Festival 2024 take place?

The Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth, Texas. (Last year it was held in Dallas.)

Where is the nearest airport?

Fort Worth Meacham International Airport is closest to the festival grounds.  

When is the festival?

The two-day fest will open on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.

Is there parking near Panther Island Pavilion?

There are parking lots near Panther Island Pavilion and the festival offers onsite parking which is located at 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Are there any age restrictions?

No, So What is an all-ages event. 

What is the bag policy?

One-pocket cinch bags, single compartment backpacks, and clutch purses (maximum 10″x 9″) are allowed, as well as fanny packs (maximum 10″ x 9″).

What type of music should I expect?

The fest will be a mix of rock, hip-hop, metal, alternative and pop-punk.

Who performed at the 2023 festival? 

The Used, Pierce the Veil, Neck Deep, Sleeping With Sirens, Forever the Sickest Kids, Breathe Carolina and others.

Who’s on this year’s lineup?

Underoath, Boys Like Girls, Skillet, Mayday Parade, Saosin, He Is Legend, Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada, Attila, 3OH!3, Emery, Iann Dior, Knuckle Puck, Norma Jean, Oh Sleeper, The Secret Handshake, Veil of Maya, Asking Alexandria, P.O.D., Switchfoot, The Amity Affliction and more.



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BY Emily Frantz