GULFPORT -- Don't put Kid Rock's picture away just yet. The rock star will soon take the stage at Jones Park in downtown Gulfport.
He joins a list of '90s favorites, hip-hop artists, local indie group Rosco Bandana and the Pretty Reckless announced as headliners for the fourth annual Gulfport Music Fest.
The festival will take place May 9 and May 10.
Hip hop hooray!
The list of performers includes hip hop heavyweight Ludacris. The crowd will be able to stand up and get crunk with Ying Yang Twins or listen to Sir Mix A Lot rap.
Taylor Momsen will be sure to please when The Pretty Reckless rocks the stage.
Third Eye Blind will share their semi-charmed life with South Mississippi, and Sublime will perform with Rome.
Local favorites Rosco Bandana will be back to Jones Park to perform this year. Last year, wet weather caused the group's performance to be cancelled.
Other headliners include Cypress Hill, Violent Femmes, Reverend Horton Heat and Longreef.
More to come
Kenny Vest, director of operations for L&L Broadcasting, said another major headliner will not be announced until March 12 because of contractual agreements with the artist.
Vest wouldn't give the Sun Herald any hints as to who the last headliner is, but he said this year's Gulfport Music Fest should be a hit.
"We expect it to be bigger than last year," he said.
AWOLNATION, Wiz Khalifa and the Smashing Pumpkins brought thousands to Jones Park last year despite rainy weather and performance cancellations.
"We had big numbers last year despite the weather," Vest said. "That certainly didn't stop the crowd from coming out."
This year will mark the third Gulfport Music Fest at Jones Park.
Past headliners included Neon Trees, Maroon 5, Nelly, Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship.
Dollars and cents
Weekend passes for the event range from $75 to $279 and are available at Ticketmaster online or at Site-to-Store departments of Gulf Coast Wal-Mart stores.
Children's tickets will be available at the entrance and cost $10 per day.
The Gulfport Music Fest is sponsored by Coors Light, Pepsi, Domino's Pizza and Island View Casino.