PANIC! AT THE DISCO Headlines Tampa Bay’s Largest Two-Day Alternative Music Festival

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Aug. 25, 2018 – WSUN/97X (97.1) proudly presents the 97X Next Big Thing, Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 in Tampa, Florida. Panic! At the Disco and Bastille will headline the 18th year of the two-day alternative music festival.

Saturday’s lineup includes Bastille, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Elle King, and Lany.

Sunday’s lineup includes Panic! At the Disco, Foster The People, Young The Giant, AJR, Chvrches, Alice Merton, Grandson, The Knocks, Dreamers, Flora Cash and Max Frost.  One additional act for Sunday will be announced prior to the event.

“We’re excited about bringing back Panic! At the Disco to Tampa Bay! They’re a perfect example of a band that has grown with 97X from their first appearance at Next Big Thing in 2009 to their stature now as one of the most electric bands in alternative music, selling out arenas around the world,said Dan Connelly, special events director for Cox Media Group, Tampa.

Tickets to the event go on sale Friday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. EST via Ticketmaster and prices start at $35 plus service charges, sales tax and facility fee. Two-day tickets start at only $50 plus service charges, sales tax and facility fees.

The 97X Next Big Thing is an all-ages show that will take place on Dec. 1 and 2 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

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