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This year's lineup includes headliners like Tame Impala (above), Bassnector, Snoop Dog and Modest Mouse. 

Float Fest comes to town next weekend

Friday, July 13, 2018

  One week from today, they will be streaming into town. Fans of music and floating the San Marcos River are converging on Cool River Ranch in rural Guadalupe County for the 2018 Float Fest July 21 and 22.

Some will be arriving as groups, as party buses are running from San Marcos, Austin and San Antonio. The San Marcos bus will load up at Wal-Mart, one every hour from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a cost of $15 for one day or $25 for both days. The bus from Austin will also run every hour, departing from the Amtrak Station at 250 North Lamar and costing $35 for one day or $60 for both. Fans will depart San Antonio in a bus leaving at 2 p.m. from the Holiday Inn Express, 1309 E. Commerce. That trip will cost $35 per day or $60 for both days.

For those driving to the event, entry will be off Scull Road and not through Martindale.

Fans also have the option of camping. Campers will be allowed on site beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 20. Camping passes are included in the price of all tickets, and organizers say there will be 24-hour security. Ranch gates will be closed each night one hour after the concerts end. There is no electric or hook-ups, and camp fires will not be permitted. Bathrooms are placed throughout the venue and shower will be available on site for $5.

Tubing passes are separate from concert tickets. Weekend tubing passes are $40 – whether or not attendees bring their own tubes, and cooler tubes (with bottoms) are an additional $20. Individual daily tubing passes are $25 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday. 

Allowed on site are blankets, umbrellas, baby strollers, portable/collapsible chairs, regular, unframed backpacks, empty plastic or aluminum water bottles, binoculars and personal camera equipment (though nothing with detachable lenses).

Not allowed are weapons of any kind, framed backpacks, alcohol (it will be sold on site) glass containers, food or beverages, skateboard, scooters or personal motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts of any kind, large chains or spiked jewelry, fireworks, explosives, large umbrellas, noncollapsible chairs, hardsided coolers, tents, pets (except service dogs), video equipment, professional still camera photography and audio recording equipment.

The venue will have two stages. This year's lineup includes headliners like Tame Impala, Bassnector, Snoop Dog and Modest Mouse, along with Run the Jewels, Glass Animals Lil Wayne, Toadies, Cashmere Cat, White Denim, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bun B, The Suffers, Joywave, Com Truise, Grandson, Blackillac, A Giant Dog, Mainman, The Wild Now and more. 

Tickets are still available online. For more information visit the Float Fest website

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