News from Disco Donnie and Sunset Events:
We knew it was a longshot AND we really wanted us all to be together — but the window has closed on the ability to put on a safe festival on the Fourth of July weekend.
We looked at all options, but are now excited to offer fans a special edition of Sunset during the holidays, entitled Sunset 2.0: The Gift Edition. The event will be held at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, December 26 & Sunday 27, 2020.
All existing tickets will be refunded fully if that is your wish. We are also providing other options to Sunset 2.0: The Gift Edition that may benefit current ticket holders. These options and additional information are listed below.
We acknowledge this is not what any of us wanted to hear, but we need to take all necessary precautions under these unprecedented times. We love you and we cannot wait to get back to the party, in a safe environment along with the quality of operations and production that you come to expect from us.
The Sunset Team
About Disco Donnie Presents
Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, founded by veteran promoter James “Disco” Donnie Estopinal. Since the company’s inception in 1994, DDP has sold over 15 million tickets producing over 15,000 live events, arena shows, and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets around the world including the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Latin America. Annually, DDP is responsible for organizing and promoting nearly 1,000 club events across the U.S. ranging from Portland, Philadelphia, Houston, Tampa, New Orleans, Dallas, and St. Louis to name only a few; plus major festivals such as The Day After, Ultimate Music Experience, Ubbi Dubbi, Sunset Music Festival, Sun City Music Festival, and Freaky Deaky.
Founder and CEO, James “Disco Donnie” Estopinal, Jr. is considered one of the godfathers of U.S. electronic dance music, evolving over the past 25 years to become one of the top dance music promoters globally. From his early days in the 1990s New Orleans dance scene, Disco Donnie coupled eccentricity with ingenuity to create elaborately themed parties that charmed patrons, garnered an international following, and unwittingly became a catalyst for a national debate over the First Amendment right to expression.
From 2008-2012, Donnie partnered with Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events, setting their sights on strategically developing the Insomniac brand throughout the U.S. Working together the pair ushered Electric Daisy Carnival into core Disco markets like Orlando, Dallas, and even Donnie’s current home on the island of Puerto Rico. The partnership produced hundreds of club shows every year in markets across the U.S., helping make Insomniac a household name.
In 2012, DDP shifted its focus to the genesis and development of SFX Entertainment, as the first company to sign with founder Robert F. X. Sillerman; a media entrepreneur with a vision to invest nearly a billion dollars in electronic dance music to bring the world’s leading promoters under one roof.
Since 2017, Disco has become part of LiveStyle entertainment group with a worldwide portfolio including Disco Donnie Presents, React Presents, Life In Color, Made Events, ID&T, Tomorrowland, Sensation, TomorrowWorld, Beatport.com, Electric Zoo, Awakenings, Q-Dance, and more.
In April 2020, the electronic music festival pioneer announced that he has re-acquired sole ownership of Disco Donnie Presents (DDP), the namesake company he founded 26 years ago. This historic acquisition concludes an epic eight-year journey through being the first company acquired by SFX, surviving SFX’s subsequent bankruptcy, becoming a part of LiveStyle, and delivering fan refunds in the face of COVID-19 festival cancellations. In the wake of scores of corporate acquisitions by Live Nation, AEG and SFX, Disco Donnie is the only founder wily enough to both sell his company and buy it back to return to independence.
About Sunset Events:
For over 2 decades, Sunset Events has dominated the dance music industry with top events, festivals, and promotions in Tampa Bay and Central Florida. John Santoro started this endeavor back in 1995 with Club Hedo, in Ybor City. Our winning combination of aligning the right artist at the right time in the right venue allows us to achieve unprecedented results. Sunset Events produces over 150 events each year along with its annual music festival, Sunset Music Festival.
At Sunset Events, we value our fans and the experience we deliver to them – that is why we go above and beyond with our productions, events, and service. If you have a question or comment, please contact us.
Sunset Events has featured hundreds of world-class artists, including but not limited to: Tiësto, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Illenium, Excision, The Chainsmokers, Zedd, Above & Beyond, RL Grime, NF, 21 Savage, Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Paul van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Benny Benassi, Carnage, 6lack, Juice Wrld, Oliver Heldens, Adventure Club, Dillon Francis, Borgore, Zeds Dead, Malaa, Slander, NGHTMRE, Pauly D, Flosstradamus and more.