Hulaween’s fifth anniversary lineup includes Bassnectar, Kamasi Washington, Run the Jewels, Disco Biscuits, GRiZ, FKJ, Nathaniel Rateliff and more

String Cheese Incident, naturally, remains at the heart.


We’ve been waiting to be enchanted by Hulaween since leaving festival grounds last fall, and now we’ve got a reason to start a new countdown clock. The festival — set for October 27-29 at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park — has announced its initial lineup, and it’s pretty rad.

The String Cheese Incident sits at the heart of it all and is set to perform three sets, but the lineup also includes The Disco Biscuits, Greensky Bluegrass, and Lettuce, plus electronic acts like Bassnectar (a controversial pick for sure), RL Grime, Claude VonStroke, Beats Antique, FKJ, Shiba San, and Manic Focus. Also in the EDM part of the lineup: GRiZ, who just penned this great letter to fans.

Photos: Get lost in these 80 gorgeous photos from Hulaween

“Five years ago, we set out to take The String Cheese Incident's annual Halloween bash, and grow it into a full scale festival. Now, we have the honor of producing an event that we'd personally want to be at,” talent buyer Michael Harrison Berg wrote in a press release. “We've watched the process come and go full circle as we've grown together with the most loyal and dedicated fanbase we've ever witnessed in our collective career. For our 5th anniversary in 2017, we plan to level up across the board.”

Other acts included in the 60-plus artist lineup include Charles Bradley, Ween, Run The Jewels, Portugal. The Man, Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), Nathaniel Rateliff, and more. Long Beach, California emcee Vince Staples (who drops a new album tomorrow) is also on the lineup.

The real kicker for us though? A set from modern jazz giant Kamasi Washington, a critically lauded Los Angeles composer and saxophonist who has also played with Ryan Adams, Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat and confirmed Hulaween act Run the Jewels.

What’s more is that Hula is set to provide Thursday programming that includes Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, Liquid Stranger, The Devil Makes Three, EOTO & Friends, Zach Deputy, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, and more.

Tickets are on sale now and will cost you $259-$295. More information is available at Check out the full lineup below.

click to enlarge Hulaween’s fifth anniversary lineup includes Bassnectar, Kamasi Washington, Run the Jewels, Disco Biscuits, GRiZ, FKJ, Nathaniel Rateliff and more
Suwannee Hulaween

Suwannee Hulaween 2017 Lineup:

The String Cheese Incident (Three Nights)




Run The Jewels

Nick Murphy (Chet Faker)

RL Grime

Portugal. The Man

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

The Disco Biscuits

Claude VonStroke

Vince Staples

Greensky Bluegrass

Marian Hill

Kamasi Washington


Beats Antique

Benevento / Russo Duo


Moon Taxi

Stick Figure

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Big Wild

The Polish Ambassador

Keys N Krates


Shiba San

Manic Focus

Here Come The Mummies


Future Rock


Jacob Banks

Space Jesus


Tank and the Bangas

The Jerry Douglas Band




The Nth Power “Wake up & Live Bob Marley Tribute”

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

The Russ Liquid Test

Big Something


Michal Menert

Son Little

Marco Benevento

Jon Stickley Trio

Magic City Hippies


Acoustic Syndicate

Shak Nasti

The Galbraith Group

King Baby


Heather Gillis Band

Cadillac Jones

The Resolvers

Lemon City Trio

And More To Be Announced!

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Greensky Bluegrass

Liquid Stranger

The Devil Makes Three


EOTO & Friends


Zach Deputy

Kyle Hollingsworth Band




The Nth Power

Southern Avenue

Great Peacock

Custard Pie


The Getbye

And More To Be Announced!


About The Authors

LJ Hilberath

Franz “LJ” Hilberath is a Clearwater-native who contributes to Creative Loafing's Music section. He previously served as an intern and is now a freelance contributor for all things music.LJ can be found in the field reviewing concerts and music festivals around the country, and also works interviews for both local...

Ray Roa

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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