Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
Press Release

Summerfest 2018 Headliner Lineup Revealed

Over 100 Headlining Artists Announced

By - Apr 4th, 2018 03:07 pm
Summerfest 2018 Headliner Lineup Revealed

Summerfest 2018 Headliner Lineup Revealed

MILWAUKEE, WI (April 4, 2018) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce the 2018 headliner lineup for this year’s festival.  This announcement was also made nationally on From pop to hip hop, country to EDM, reggae to classic rock, this year’s lineup stays true to Summerfest’s roots, offering something for every music fan. Featuring entertainment 12 hours a day for 11 days on 12 stages, with over 800 acts, Summerfest continues to earn its reputation as The World’s Largest Music Festival.

“Summerfest offers the most diverse lineup available anywhere and we could not be more excited to announce this incredible lineup for 2018. With everything from classic rock to hip hop – and everything in between – there is something for everyone over the 11 days of Summerfest, ” said Don Smiley, President & CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “And, our ticket prices defy the industry standard. After 50 years in business, Summerfest continues to offer a world-class experience at an unbelievable value.”

The following artists have been added to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater lineup:

  • Charli XCX – special guest with Shawn Mendes on July 5
  • Luke Combs – special guest with Blake Shelton on July 6
  • Manchester Orchestra – special guest with Arcade Fire on July 8

The previously announced 2018 American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners are as follows:  Imagine Dragons with Grace VanderWaall, June 27 • James Taylor & His All-Star Band with Bonnie Raitt & Her Band, June 28 • Halsey & Logic with NF, June 29 • Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, June 30 • Dave Matthews Band, July 1 •  J. Cole with TBA, July 3 • Journey & Def Leppard, July 4 • Shawn Mendes with Charli XCX , July 5 • Blake Shelton with Luke Combs, July 6 • The Weeknd with TBA, July 7 • Arcade Fire with Manchester Orchestra, July 8

Summerfest 2018 Headliners also include:

Marshmello Lil Uzi Vert Steven Tyler
Kesha Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Alesso
The Flaming Lips Pixies Greta Van Fleet
Foster the People Billy Currington Janelle Monae
Jethro Tull Tory Lanez Kip Moore
Kaleo The Neighbourhood Rachel Platten
Louis the Child PHANTOGRAM Cheap Trick
Grizzly Bear Spoon BØRNS
Yonder Mountain String Band The Fray HELLYEAH
Buddy Guy Kane Brown Slightly Stoopid
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly Cheat Codes Chromeo
O.A.R. Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings GoldLink
Machine Gun Kelly Timeflies Nelly
Brett Young Benjamin Booker Capital Cities
Judah & The Lion Víctor Manuelle George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Social Distortion Gavin DeGraw Echosmith
Rick Springfield DJ Jazzy Jeff Mayer Hawthorne
Trace Adkins Buckcherry P.O.D.
Black Violin Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Party Favor
Trampled by Turtles Gin Blossoms Hunter Hayes
Boz Scaggs Bishop Briggs Anderson East
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real Sugar Hill Gang and Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio Furious 5
Howard Jones Michael Franti & Spearhead The Soul Rebels
The Crystal Method High Valley Plain White T’s
Xavier Omär Hurray for The Riff Raff Lissie
Medasin The Wild Feathers Knox Fortune
The Edgar Winter Group Joywave Phil Vassar
Maxi Priest Devin Dawson CVBZ
Carlie Hanson Candlebox Jonny Lang
Great White Matthew Sweet Walker Hayes
Savannah Conley Pop Evil Nick Lowe featuring Los Straitjackets
Lynch Mob Welshly Arms The Posies
Lit The James Hunter Six Molly Hatchet
Drivin N Cryin Meat Puppets Fastball
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers A Flock of Seagulls Cornerstones of Rock
Chris Lane Under the Streetlamp Dead Horses
Wishbone Ash Alien Ant Farm Andreas Moss
Bay Ledges Jimmie Allen Jake Rose
The O’My’s John Németh Walter Trout
The Wombats Liza Anne Justin Caruso
CADE Men I Trust Soccer Mommy
Caroline Rose Abby Jeanne Waker
Sunflower Bean Too Many Zooz MILCK
Little Feather M A L O Alex Guthrie

Dates, times and stage locations as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ticket prices for Summerfest 2018 are among the most affordable in the world for any major festival.  General admission tickets are only $21 and $14 for weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 p.m.). In addition, the following offers are available to purchase in advance:

  • FOR A LIMITED TIME: The U.S. Cellular 11-Day Power Pass is available for $85 ($231 value) – includes admission for all 11 days.
  • FOR A LIMITED TIME: The U.S. Cellular 3-Day Pass is available for $48 and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($63 value).

To purchase tickets, see the full Summerfest lineup and festival information, visit

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 12 stages delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Summerfest 2018 takes place June 27-July 1 and July 3-8, 2018, closed on July 2.  For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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One thought on “Summerfest 2018 Headliner Lineup Revealed”

  1. Jake says:

    Do you know where I can buy the lineup poster to hang on my wall?

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