Deadmau5, Lil Jon among headliners for Tampa Armature Works' 'XOXO Carnival' happening next month

DJ Snake, Shaggy and the Black Honkeys are on the bill, too.

click to enlarge deadmau5 - Photo via deadmau5/Facebook
Photo via deadmau5/Facebook
You can now add "EDM destination" to Armature Works' resume.

Next month, grounds at the Tampa Heights food hall will play host to the "XOXO Carnival," set for May 4-8 and featuring headlining entertainment from Canadian EDM superstar deadMau5, rapper and DJ Lil Jon, French producer DJ Snake, plus "It Wasn't Me" singer Shaggy and Tampa Bay rock and soul band the Black Honkeys.

Tickets to XOXO Carnival at Tampa Armature Works range from $5-$85 and include two-day VIP pass options.

The event,  put on by Pied Piper Productions which staged a Halloween carnival last fall, features family-friendly daytime activities including classic carnival rides, vendors, plus modern art installations.

Deux Twins, Wax Motif, DJ Ekin, DJ Casper, Doozie, Vintage Culture and Soul Circus Cowboys are among the support acts.

More information is at, and a daily schedule is available below. XOXO Carnival at Tampa Armature Works (Wednesday-Sunday, May 4-8)
  • May 4 Opening day
  • May 5 Lil Jon (DJ Set) w/Deux Twins
  • May 6 DJ Snake w/Wax Motif
  • May 7 Shaggy w/DJ Ekin (daytime)
  • May 7 Deadmau5 w/Vintage Culture/Doozie (evening)
  • May 8 The Black Honkeys w/Soul Circus Cowboys

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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