SO WHAT FESTIVAL: Reveals Total Lineup

DISCO PUNK UNVEILS THE COMPLETE 2024 LINEUP, ALBUM PLAYS + SPECIAL REUNION FOR ALL-AGES 16TH EDITION OF 

SO WHAT?! MUSIC FESTIVAL 2024

HEADLINERS: 

UNDEROATH, SKILLET, BOYS LIKE GIRLS, IANN DIOR, MAYDAY PARADE, SWITCHFOOT, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, RELIENT K, P.O.D., 3OH!3 + MORE 

ALBUM PLAYS:

UNDEROATH “THEY’RE ONLY CHASING SAFETY”

SAOSIN WITH COVE REBER “SELF TITLED”

SWITCHFOOT “THE BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN”

HE IS LEGEND “I AM HOLLYWOOD”

EMERY “THE WEAK’S END”

THE ALMOST “SOUTHERN WEATHER”

THE AMITY AFFLICTION “LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME”

SPECIAL REUNION: THE SECRET HANDSHAKE

SATURDAY JUNE 1 • SUNDAY JUNE 2, 2024

PANTHER ISLAND PAVILION – FORT WORTH, TX

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Included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Best Festivals of 2023

One of People Best Summer Festivals of 2023

For Immediate Release: Fort Worth, TX, Thursday, April 23, 2024 –  

Disco Punk (a collaboration between Disco Presents and Third String Entertainment) continues its partnership for a second year with the 2024 edition of the award-winning So What?! Music Festival taking place June 1 & 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. Recognized as “The best music festival” by the Dallas Observer in 2022 and 2023, So What?! will continue featuring one of the most robust and diverse lineups on any festival circuit, accentuated by unique presentations including Album Plays (fan favorites celebrating landmark LPs) and Special Reunion: The Secret Handshake. Hailed by the likes of Revolver for its “eclectic and all encompassing” lineups, the 16th edition of So What?! will feature EDM and Pop Punk stars including Norma Jean, P.O.D., and Skillet, past headliners Asking Alexandria, Mayday Parade, The Devil Wears Prada, Attila, and Underoath, who will perform their acclaimed album ‘They’re Only Chasing Safety.” Additional Album Plays include Switchfoot (The Beautiful Letdown); Emery (The Weak’s End); Saosin with Cove Reber (Self-titled): He Is Legend (I Am Hollywood); The Amity Affliction (Let The Ocean Take Me); and The Almost (Southern Weather). “To me, this is a very well-rounded lineup of up-and-coming and legacy acts that is very much on brand with our rock/metal/pop punk/emo core fanbase,” says Mike Ziemer, co-founder of So What!?.

Elaborating on Album Plays, Mike adds, “The idea is that bands come out and perform their older albums or post-popular albums and a few crowd favorites. The 20-year anniversary of all these iconic albums is a reminder of a huge moment in our music scene where all of these bands were touring together and breaking out at the same time. It was like the emo/post-hardcore renaissance. Being that this is our 20th anniversary as a company, we wanted to celebrate a mix of the music that got us into doing what we do mixed with newer music that is the reason we still do what we do.”

Another highlight of this year’s So What?! Festival is Special Reunion: The Secret Handshake. “The Secret Handshake is originally from the DFW area and played a lot of our festivals and shows in the past. They stopped performing when the singer decided to pursue his other (current) project, Mystery Skulls,” Mike explains. “When we approached him and his agent they were super stoked about the idea and the rest is history!”

Further deepening the festival’s sense of history is the fact that So What?! is an all-ages event. “We have a long history of people growing up coming to our festival and continuing to show up year after year,” Mike explains. “These attendees go from high school kids to college adults to married to parents, but the music goes with them and as time goes on, their ability to attend shows is limited. Being truly all ages means they can bring their kids, or that young kids who find music on video games or TikTok can attend and begin that cycle so many people have since 2004. These moments feel unique to our festival because this type of music (emo/metal/pop punk) is actually pretty niche compared to other more mainstream genres.”

The unique approach to music festivals has won So What?! the Dallas Observer’s Best Festival award two years in a row (2022 and 2023). Reflecting on the winning streak and the formula behind it, Mike renews his commitment to its vision. “There’s a handful of new festivals and we definitely have competition, but we have the best fans and a loyal community here that loves what we do and appreciates the amount of support we show to local DFW and Texas artists. Most festivals pop up and leave out all the local vendors, musicians, etc., we don’t do that.”

Fueling the optimism is the alliance between Third String Entertainment and Disco Presents as Disco Punk. “We’ve had a few different partners in the past, but none of them live and breathe the festival space the way Disco does,” Mike says. “Donnie and his team really believe in enhancing the fan and artists’ experiences and making everyone that attends or performs a fan of the festival. There’s a reason why a lot of these artists have worked with Donnie for so long, they create unforgettable moments and that’s exactly what we want to do for our fans and bands.”

Founded by Mike Ziemer and Orlando Mendoza, So What?! First launched in 2008, blending pop-punk, rock, and metal. Since their start, So What?! has grown to become Texas’ fastest growing festival of this kind, with past headliners including superstars such as Simple Plan, Trippie Redd, 100 Gecs, Rae Sremmurd, and Underoath. The partnership with Disco Presents allows each to flex their own strengths in a way that complements the end goal – creating an immersive and inviting experience for fans headlined by top tier talent.  

For more information including ticket prices, payment plan options and more visit SoWhatMusicFestival.com 

So What?! 2024 Lineup:

3OH!3 

ASKING ALEXANDRIA 

ATTILA

BAD WOLVES 

BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT 

BOYS LIKE GIRLS

BRAVE DAYS 

CALVA LOUISE 

CATCH YOUR BREATH 

COLORBLIND 

CURRENTS 

DAISY GRENADE 

DYING WISH 

EMERY 

FELICITY

FLY ABOVE FIRE 

FROM THE TIDES 

HE IS LEGEND 

IANN DIOR 

ICON FOR HIRE 

ITISWHATITIS

JNNY 

JOHNNY BOOTH 

KNUCKLE PUCK 

LOCKJAW 

LØLØ 

LOST IN SEPARATION 

MAGGIE MILES 

MAYDAY PARADE 

MOONSTONE. 

MUGSHOT 

NORMA JEAN

NOT ENOUGH SPACE

NOTIONS

OCEANO 

OH SLEEPER 

P.O.D. 

PEOPLE R UGLY 

POINT NORTH 

RELIENT K 

SAID THE PEOPLE 

SAOSIN 

SILLY GOOSE 

SILVERSTEIN 

SKILLET 

SLAY SQUAD 

SLEEP THEORY

SLOW JOY

SOPHIE POWERS 

SWITCHFOOT 

THE ALMOST 

THE AMITY AFFLICTION 

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA 

THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT 

THE SECRET HANDSHAKE *reunion set* 

THOUSAND BELOW 

TX2 

UNDER CURRENTS 

UNDEROATH 

VEIL OF MAYA 

WAITING 4 APRIL 

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Celebrating 20 years in 2024, Third String Entertainment is a premiere entertainment company located in Dallas, TX. We produce events & festivals all over the United States. We provide marketing for artists, businesses, restaurants, bars, & more. We have two recording studios & a creative space located in Dallas. We have a team of business professionals and creatives with backgrounds in music, film, corporate, & more that work with you to bring your vision to life.

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Disco Presents (DP) is an award-winning and recognized electronic dance music event production leader founded by veteran promoter James “Disco” Donnie Estopinal. Since the company’s inception in 1994, DP has sold over 20 million tickets producing over 20,000 live events, arena shows, and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets worldwide, including the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Panama. Annually, DP is responsible for organizing and promoting nearly 1,000 club events across the U.S., ranging from Portland, Columbus, Houston, Tampa, New Orleans, Dallas, and St. Louis to name only a few. DP is also known for producing major festivals such Lights All Night, Sunset Music Festival, Ember Shores, The Texas Eclipse, Paradise Blue, So What!?, Freaky Deaky, and the “First Festival Back,” Ubbi Dubbi.

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About So What?!

First launched by Third String Entertainment in 2008 under the name South By So What?!, So What?! is known for being a tastemaker event introducing the festival world to artists like A Day To Remember, G-Eazy, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more before mainstream festivals. 2023 will be the 15th edition of So What?! Music Festival featuring dozens of mixed genre artists across three stages each day.  Their success comes from their commitment to staying ahead of the curve, booking today’s most exciting breakthrough artists across all genres before anyone else. So What?! attracts tens of thousands of music fans to Texas annually.


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