Summerfest 2018 Headliner Lineup Revealed
Over 100 Headlining Artists Announced
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 Billboard.com. 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|
|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|
|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 https://summerfest.com
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 Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.
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