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SunFest is back in Florida once again with another impressively diverse line-up and non-stop activity for five days. This year, the bill is headlined by Kid Rock, Ellie Goulding and Robin Thicke.

Probably the best sun-soaked family vacation you could ask for at such great value, SunFest arrives at West Palm Beach today (April 30th 2014) with a line-up that truly has something for everyone - if you'd pardon the cliché. Like any decent festival, filling in the spaces between bands is everything from the BB&T Juried Fine Art & Craft show to the Floating Oasis barge parties, not to mention the much anticipated fireworks display on Sunday. Having hosted its first event in 1982, it's no wonder it has remained such a family favourite, attracting over 165,000 revellers each year.

Goo Goo Dolls performing live in Boca Raton, Florida
Goo Goo Dolls are on the SunFest bill for Friday

Day one gets off to an impressive start to the weekend with sixties surf music pioneer Dick Dale making an appearance alongside local alt rockers Surfer Blood. Kid Rock brings his infectious southern rock to his headline set today. Tomorrow brings a bit of chart pop as Robin Thicke headlines, while Friday starts to offer a bit of a mix with the likes of 90s sensations Goo Goo Dolls and hip hop artist J. Cole. 80s pop trio The Bangles pump up the nostalgic fever of the event, while Colorado producer Pretty Lights is sure to get a party going with his electric performance. 

If you're only planning a day trip, then closing day Sunday could be the most interesting day for music. UK popstar Ellie Goulding will be headlining and there'll be plenty to rock out to with Seattle grunge quartet Alice In Chains making an appearance alongside celtic punk collective Dropkick Murphys and reggae heroes The Wailers who are, of course, the former band of the late Bob Marley.

Ellie Goulding performing live at London's O2 Arena
Ellie Goulding is set to headline SunFest's closing day

For such an eclectic and unashamedly fun mix of a line-up, you can't go wrong with the price. A full five day pass costs just $61 advance and $71 regular. And for children aged 6-12, its just $20 and $22!

Full line-up:
Alice In Chains
Ancient Sun
Austin Mahone
B. Smyth
Before You Exit
Blues Traveler
Bobby Lee Rodgers
Brooke Eden
Daniel Heitz Band
David Nail
Dick Dale
Dirty Heads
Doobie Brothers
Dropkick Murphys
Ellie Goulding
Five Knives 
Goo Goo Dolls
Inner Circle
J. Cole
Jesse Young
Jillette Johnson
Josh Thompson
Justin Moore
Kid Rock
Luxury of Company
Macy Kate
Monster Truck
Pretty Lights
Robin Thicke
Rusted Root
Shout London
Speaking Volumes
Spred The Dub
Stevie Bee
Streetlight Manifesto
Sublime with Rome
Surfer Blood
The Bangles
The Edge Effect
The Vegabonds
The Wailers
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Victims of Circumstance
Young the Giant