98 Rockfest Returns To Amalie Arena

Written By: Brandon Delano

Soundgarden kicked off their spring tour by headlining this year’s 98 Rockfest held at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. 

The festival featured nine bands spread across two stages. The free outdoor stage played host to Loose Talk, Dinosaur Pile-Up, and was headlined by Starset. While the indoor stage hosted Beartooth, Nothing More, Highly Suspect, Pierce The Veil, A Day To Remember, and Soundgarden. 

While Soundgarden may have been the headliner for the evening, it was Florida’s own A Day To Remember who stole the show. With it pretty much being a hometown show for ADTR, they had the crowd on their feet and crowd surfing through most of their set, even encouraging the crowd to ‘surf’ a crowd surfer. 

Soundgarden put on a greatest hits show performing “Spoonman,” “Outshined,” “Black Hole Sun,” “Jesus Christ Pose,” and “Rusty Cage”. Soundgarden will also be participating in this years World’s Loudest Month Festivals as well. 

At the end of the night, one thing can be sure, fans can’t wait until 98 Rockfest returns in 2018. 

Dinosaur Pile-Up Setlist: Starset Setlist: Beartooth Setlist: Nothing More Setlist:
Red & Purple Into the Unknown Aggressive This Is The Time (Ballast)
Grim Valentine Halo Sick of Me Ripping Me Apart
White T-Shirt and Jeans Down With the Fallen The Lines Christ Copyright
Nature Nurture Ricochet Dead Jenny
Might As Well Telescope In Between Salem (Burn the Witch)
Anxiety Trip Frequency Hated  
Traynor Satellite    
11:11 Carnivore    
  My Demons    
  Bringing It Down    
Highly Suspect Setlist: A Day To Remember Setlist: Soundgarden Setlist:  
Bath Salts Mr. Highway’s Thinking About the End Spoonman  
Lost Paranoia Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
Viper Strike 2nd Sucks Outshined  
Serotonia Right Back at It Again Black Hole Sun  
My Name Is Human I’m Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of? My Wave  
Look Alive, Stay Alive It’s Complicated The Day I Tried to Live  
  We Got This Been Away Too Long  
  Exposed Ugly Truth  
  Have Faith in Me Blow Up the Outside World
  Naivety All Your Lies (first since 1992)
  All I Want Flower  
  The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle Jesus Christ Pose  
  If It Means a Lot to You Fell on Black Days  
  All Signs Point to Lauderdale Rusty Cage  
  The Downfall of Us All Beyond the Wheel  
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