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So What?! Music festival is back and better than ever this summer.

Texas, get ready to rumble. So What? Music Festival is back and ready to be hosted in Arlington during Memorial Day weekend, and features a lineup you wouldn’t want to miss. 

The last time So What?! graced Texas soil was in 2017 with a lineup that focused on the post hardcore, punk and alternative scenes with acts like Beartooth, Parkway Drive and of Mice & Men as headliners. 

Now, in 2022 the festival has expanded its lineup to include rap and hip hop acts. The performers are divided into three categories; rap and hip hop, rock and metal and pop punk and alternative. This is a way to acknowledge the influences the genres have on each other, both musically and in attitude, as well as making the festival more attractive to a wider berth of people. 

The pop punk and alternative stage will be headlined by genre staples like Sum 41, 100 Gecs. The metal and rock headliners will be fronted by acts like Underoath, Palaye Royale, Crown the Empire, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Suicide Silence and others. The rap and hip hop side is still new but that’s not to say there aren’t some notable names to be had. Performers include 2Chainz, Juicy J and Rae Sremmurd. 

The festival will be held in Choctaw Stadium, a stone’s throw away from Dallas. The choices in accommodation are plentiful whether you’re looking for an upscale hotel or a local air bnb. So What?! even has a list of recommendations. The area is nice to explore, with plenty of local eateries and alternative amusements to check out when you’re not on festival grounds. 

So What? Music Festival will take place from May 27 to May 29, but the festivities kick off Thursday night with an Emo Nite kick-off party

Tickets are $299 for 3-day general admission and $109 for single-day admission. VIP upgrades are available, as well as tickets for after dark parties. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the festival closes at midnight. Buy your tickets on sale now.

@cynthia_zelaya _ | Executive Editor 2022-2023 | Assistant Editor 2021-2022

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