Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival may be one of the fastest growing music festivals in North America. Now in it’s fourth year, founder Tim Sweetwood has taken the festival from a modest 2-day gathering in 2013 to one of the most anticipated niche rock music festivals each year.
“It’s eclectic, but still rock ‘n’ roll at the end of the day,” said Sweetwood in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’m still always very happy with what I book. I’m not going to book artists that I’m not into. If I’m afraid to put an artist on my iPod, they won’t be at the festival!”
The 2016 edition of the festival will take place May 13-15 in downtown Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, a change from last year’s Central Park venue. Over 75 bands will perform across 5 stages, led by headliners Florence + The Machine, My Morning Jacket, and Jane’s Addiction (performing Ritual de lo Habitual).
Other highlights include At The Drive-In, The 1975, Deftones, Walk The Moon, The Decemberists, Young The Giant, The Head and the Heart, Huey Lewis and the News, Foals, Silversun Pickups, Bloc Party, The Kills, Explosions In The Sky, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Cold War Kids, Ghost, Phosphorescent, Shaky Graves, Houndmouth, The Black Angels, Savages, Atlas Genius, Against Me!, The Sword, Eagles of Death Metal, Baroness, Crystal Fighters, JJ Grey & Mofro, Frightened Rabbit, Wolf Allice, Parquet Courts, The Struts, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hop Along, The Orwells, Murder By Death, The Vaccines, and more.
Advanced General Admission 3-Day Tickets ($215) as well as Advanced VIP 3-Day Tickets ($614) will go on sale to the public this Wednesday, January 13 at 10am ET. Regular 3-Day Tickets ($236) and Regular VIP Tickets ($692) will go on sale as soon as Advanced Tickets sell out. New this year, kids 10 and under are welcome for free with a ticketed adult.