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So What?! Music Festival 2023

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - June 25 @ 7:00 pm MST

Disco Punk Third String Entertainment & Disco Donnie Presents Present Lineup For So What?! Music Festival 2023
Pierce The Veil, The Used, Neck Deep, Sleeping With Sirens, Thursday, Forever The Sickest Kids, Breathe Carolina (live set), Don Broco, Head Automatica, Freddie Dredd, Saosin, Lil Darkie + many more
Saturday June 24 • Sunday June 25, 2023
Fair Park – Dallas, TX
Tier One Tickets On Sale Tomorrow at 10AM CST
(View hi-res flyer + 2022 Photos here)
Dallas, TX, Tuesday March 21, 2023 –  Dallas’ renowned So What?! Music Festival is roaring back for its 15th edition, boasting a new partnership this year between distinguished Texas promoter Third String Entertainment and Disco Donnie Presents (DDP), the leading U.S. independent electronic music promoter, collectively known as Disco Punk.
Today, Disco Punk is thrilled to announce the lineup for the eclectic and all encompassing2023 edition of So What?!. Headliners include seminal rock acts such as The Used, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, and Thursday, who will be performing their acclaimed ‘War All The Time’ album. There’s plenty more surprises in store for the longtime fans, as BreatheCarolina will perform a rare throwback live set and Maylene & The Sons of Disaster; Woe, Is Me; The Color Morale; Dallas’ Forever The Sickest Kids; Millionaire$; and HeadAutomatica will each perform reunion sets.
So What?! is known for its groundbreaking curation, and this year is no exception, featuring some of the most in demand hip hop artists (both mainstream and underground) like Oliver Francis, the highly anticipated reunion of emo-rap collective GothBoiClique, along with the thundering 808s of screamo x hip hop project Jasiah, and the dark yet appealing beats of Freddie Dredd. So What?! Has a reputation for being the first to introduce the festival world to superstars like G-Eazy before he was recognized by mainstream festivals, making it all the more exciting for fans to get a chance to see rising artists and internet sensations like Phonk rapper Sxmpra, hyperpop’s WHOKILLEDXIX, punk inspired rapper Nascar Aloe, and the abrasive beats of Haarper perhaps for the first time.
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.
DDP has primarily focused on the electronic music scene, producing over 18,000 shows and selling over 18,000,000 tickets in over 100 different cities since its inception, as well as over 300 club shows and events in Texas alone. Disco Donnie has long served as a mentor to promoters, and his experience in this industry is highly valued by the Third String Entertainment team.
“Although it feels like doing this festival for 15 years, I know everything, I absolutely do not. Donnie brings decades of experience in building and growing events like ours and helping scale them into much larger events.” – Mike Ziemer
It’s a partnership that 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.
“I’ve kept an eye on Mike and Orlando’s success at Third String Entertainment for a long time – it’s amazing what they’ve accomplished so far. We’ve always talked about working together and saw this year as the perfect opportunity. I see a lot of myself in Mike & Orlando. At the end of the day I believe this partnership will help develop the So What?! Music Festival and Unsilent Night brands to their full potential. I also think they can teach us a lot, as well.” – Disco Donnie
“I think the overall experience for both artists and fans will be the best it’s ever been this year. Just like us, Donnie takes pride in making sure no corners are cut with both and seeing the way he has brought so many great festivals to life is inspiring. His festivals always incorporate well thought out activations and interactive art and other things that we would love to begin including in ours.” – Mike Ziemer
For more information including ticket prices, payment plan options and more visit SoWhatMusicFestival.com 
Included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Best Festivals of 2022
One of Complex’s festivals to know about in 2022
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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 Donnie Presents (DDP) 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, DDP has sold over 18 million tickets producing over 18,000 live events, arena shows, and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets worldwide, including the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Panama. Annually, DDP 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. He is also known for producing major festivals such as The Day After, Ultimate Music Experience, Sun City Music Festival, and most recently, Sunset Music Festival, Ember Shores, 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.


June 24 @ 7:00 pm MST
June 25 @ 7:00 pm MST
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