Outside of the bigger names like Marshmello and DeadMau5, this year’s Float Fest lineup includes multiple upcoming acts that everyone needs to keep on their radar. It’s great when festivals give rising artists a platform, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what these have in store. Check out our list of some of our favorite upcoming acts playing at this year’s festival.
Hailing from the streets of Austin, this R&B/Funk/Soul band led by Kelsey Wilson is no stranger to Texas’ local music scene. They’ve won awards such as Austin Music Award’s Best New Act of 2020 and played legendary festivals in the past such as South by Southwest and Austin City Limits. While they are known for popular songs like “High Road” and “Making Love,” Sir Woman recently released their debut self-titled album this past April. They will be setting off on tour this August, so make sure to check out their set at Float Fest before they hit the road.
Madeline the Person
Houston’s very own Madeline the Person is one of Warner Records’ successful breakthrough artists. She started off with making TikTok videos of covers and original tunes, which garnered her multiple fans around the world. Most recently, she released her latest EP titled Chapter 3: The Burning, which came out on July 15th. We are more than hoping to see Madeline perform some new songs from the new EP at Float Fest, as well as a few golden tracks like “MEAN!” and “As a Child.”
Games We Play
Games We Play most recently performed on the Houston stop of Sad Summer Fest, and we were so impressed by their performance that we had to include them on our list. The pop-punk trio recently signed with Fueled by Ramen, who currently house artists like Paramore and Twenty One Pilots. After teasing their track “I Hope You’re Happy” on TikTok, fans begged for the song’s release, which became available soon after and went viral. The band recently released their newest song “St. Girlfriend,” and their debut album is set for release this September.
Yet another Houston artist on our list, Blossom Aloe are an indie-rock quintent who are set to kick off the second day of Float Fest. After multiple show appearances in Houston, Float Fest would be considered the band’s first music festival – an exciting milestone for any artist on the rise. While they haven’t released any new music as of late, they did release their debut album A Place We Used To Be, which features soothing songs like “Let’s Go” and “Speak Your Mind.” We are more than happy to see our fellow Houstonian musicians on the Float Fest stage.