One thing that can be said about the first annual Rockstar Energy Disrupt festival 2019 is that it definitely did not disappoint. Upon arriving to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL, I was greeted by a line of fans waiting eagerly to get in the door. This was definitely a pleasant sight, as this festival date was on a Wednesday, which started in the early afternoon. As the doors opened, fans made their way to the outdoor stage and were graced with the hard hitting, Hyro the Hero, kicking off the show. This was my first time seeing these guys and they were absolutely incredible. Their stage presence was top notch and their sound was unique and raw. Other acts to play on the outside stage were Juliet Simms, Trophy Eyes, Four Year Strong, Andy Black and Sleeping with Sirens. Each act only had 30 minutes to play but made sure to include their respective hits for fans to enjoy.
As the festival continued, it was time to make our way over to the main stage, which was located inside the Amphitheatre. Kicking off the main stage was Memphis May Fire, who played an amazing set. They played both old and new songs for all to enjoy. Following them was The Story So Far, Circa Survive and Thrice. All of these bands sounded great and most notably was Anthony Green (Circa Survive) jumping into the crowd to sing with the fans. The amount of energy displayed here was second to none. It was finally time for the headliner, The Used, to rock the stage. They played many of their well known songs including “The Taste of Ink” and “A Box Full of Sharp Objects”, which featured Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens, who had played earlier in the day.
Overall, the Disrupt Festival 2019 was a huge success and I can’t wait to see what next year’s lineup has in store.