Big 5th anniversary bash for the Atlanta musical blowout…
By Jeff Clegg
Atlanta’s biggest summer music festival is returning for its fifth anniversary this year and is taking place May 12-14 at Centennial Olympic Park. The XX, LCD Soundsystem, and Phoenix are headlining the event, which also includes the likes of The Shins, Ryan Adams, Sylvan Esso, Pinegrove, Pixies, Wolf Parade, Warpaint, Car Seat Headrest, Hamilton Leithauser, Cloud Nothings, PUP, and Cymbals Eat Guitars. This marks the first time that the event has stayed in the same location consecutive years, which is great considering the event allows re-entry and is located conveniently next to several hotels and attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame, World of Coca-Cola, and SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel (just to name a few).
The late-night shows have just been announced, which notably includes sets by artists not on the main festival bill such as Slowdive and Sampha. Tickets for the festival can be purchased here and tickets for the late-night shows can be purchased here. Check out the lineups below:
In addition, the EDM-focused Shaky Beats Festival from the same organizers is returning for its second anniversary this year and will be held at Centennial Olympic Park the weekend before Shaky Knees, May 5th-7th. Check out the festival lineup below and purchase tickets here.