Your Best Guide to Mamby on the Beach 2016 — Playlist Included

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Mamby on the Beach: It’s new and you’ll love it.

Back and better, Mamby on the Beach returns this weekend for its second year on the shores of Oakwood Beach. In a family of festivals if Lolla is your Mom, Riot Fest your brooding hermit of a brother, Spring Awakening your hyper little sister, then Mamby is your mellow best friend. Not part of the family at all. In fact, a welcome retreat when things get too chaotic at home.

On a personal note, no festival better feeds my appetite for the dreamy, emotional, electronic beats I’ve loved since Sonique was a thing in high school, or Kenna shortly after. The line-up this year is strong — seriously. Big names like Santigold, up-and-coming artists like Gallant, and local legend Lupe Fiasco add to a long list that encompasses hip-hop, pop, dance, electronica, and house.

If you’re new to Mamby or have no clue who half the artists even are, we’ve done the leg-work for you. Here’s a quick guide.

Guide: Who to see at Mamby on the Beach ’16

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Miami Horror

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down


Wild Belle

Bishop Briggs


Lupe Fiasco

Mayer Hawthorne


Ryan Hemsworth

Thomas Jack

Jerry Folk

Chrome Sparks

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Pnau, or Chromeo

Cold War Kids

Miguel, or Jhené Aiko

The Ting Tings

Florence + The Machine, or Lana Del Rey


Chance the Rapper

Bruno Mars

Robin Thicke


The Chainsmokers



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Roundup: The Mamby on the Beach Playlist

Download this playlist on iTunes: Mamby on the Beach (iTunes)

Mamby on the Beach: Tickets

Mamby on the Beach after-parties: List and tickets