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Summerfest Announces 2015 Grounds Stage Headliners

Summerfest officials are excited to announce over 90 headlining acts that will perform at the 2015 festival.

By - Mar 24th, 2015 09:30 am


MILWAUKEE (March 24, 2015) – Summerfest officials are excited to announce over 90 headlining acts that will perform at the 2015 festival.  Scheduled performers include Kaskade, Bastille, The Flaming Lips, Sheryl Crow, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, LeCrae, Santigold and Jane’s Addiction.  Today’s announcement included a promotional video and premiered nationally online at Billboard and can be viewed at and  News outlets are encouraged to repost and share the announcement video, available on Summerfest’s website and social media outlets.

The following Grounds Stage Headliners have been added to the 2015 lineup:

Kaskade Bastille The Flaming Lips Sheryl Crow
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros LeCrae Santigold Jane’s Addiction
Aloe Blacc Buddy Guy The Doobie Brothers Sammy Hagar and The Circle
Halestorm The Kooks Lindsey Stirling Timeflies
Blind Boys of Alabama AWOLNATION Sublime with Rome Lupe Fiasco
Motion City Soundtrack Walk the Moon The Isley Brothers Dirty Heads
Mavis Staples Billy Currington Gogol Bordello Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Brand New Magic! Public Enemy Phil Vassar
Delta Spirit Trampled by Turtles Gary Clark, Jr. Kip Moore
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Vance Joy Coheed and Cambria Chase Rice
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue DJ Paris Hilton The Faint Martina McBride
The New Pornographers Gaelic Storm Whitesnake Flogging Molly
Punch Brothers Mat Kearney PHOX Blackberry Smoke
Sheila E. Third Eye Blind Andy Montañez “Weird Al” Yankovic
New Politics Brett Eldredge Atlas Genius Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Kansas Charles Bradley Kellie Pickler Sylvan Esso
Manchester Orchestra Toad the Wet Sprocket Mates of State Bruce Hornsby
Dark Star Orchestra Kenny Wayne Shepherd Foghat Kristian Bush of Sugarland
Meg Myers Leftover Salmon Keller Williams Pepper
Tommy Castro Otis Clay Smash Mouth The Infamous Stringdusters
J. Roddy Walston & The Business Shakey Graves Sloan The Mowgli’s
Mother Sam Llanas Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Tonic
Big Smo Field Report Taylor Dayne  Elvin Bishop
MisterWives Willy Porter Saint Motel

Performance dates are available on Times and stage locations as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Previously announced Marcus Amphitheater Headliners include Florida Georgia Line with special guests Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard, Kings of Leon with special guest Kongos, Keith Urban with special guests Phillip Phillips and Dan + Shay, Zac Brown Band, Linkin Park with special guest A Day to Remember, Kendrick Lamar with special guest ScHoolboy Q and Ed Sheeran with special guest Rixton, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Absolutely fantastic,” said Don Smiley, President & CEO of Summerfest, in regard to the 2015 line-up. “It’s the best line-up of bands in the U.S. and possibly the world.  A true, quality choice of music for everyone.”

Fest-goers can purchase tickets for the event at an incredibly low price.  General admission tickets are only $19 and Weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 pm) are only $12. The value continues with great ticket pass options, most of which can be purchased now at with no incremental service fees.  

  • The 3-Day Pass is available for $45 and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($57 value). For added convenience, 3-Day Passes and General Admission tickets are available to be printed at home or scanned from a mobile device.
  • The “11-Day Power Pass” presented by Pick ’n Save will be available again this year in limited quantities and sold exclusively at 68 Pick ’n Save locations across southeastern Wisconsin from now – June 1 or until supplies last.  For the first two weeks of sale, the “11 Day Power Pass” is available for $70 with the qualifying purchase of a Gatorade, Quaker or Nabisco product. For the remainder of the sale, the pass will be available for $80 ($209 value).

About Summerfest

Summerfest 2015 will take place June 24 – 28 and June 30 – July 5 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 29.  Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience.  During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting.  Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest.  For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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