Solange, Lorde, Flume, G-Eazy, Cage the Elephant and the Shins will headline the ninth annual Free Press Summer Fest, the festival announced this morning. Featuring approximately 55 acts spread over four stages, the two-day event is scheduled to return to downtown Eleanor Tinsley Park on June 3 and 4.
The lineup also includes Tove Lo and Portugal. The Man, Carnage, Lil Uzi Vert, Jon Bellion, Jauz, Grouplove, Milky Chance, DVBBS, Big K.R.I.T., Charli XCX (who dropped out of the 2015 festival) and the Strumbellas. Post Malone. Khruangbin, indie-pop quartet Rose Ette will also be performing.
Several headliners just won Grammy awards last Sunday — Flume for Best Dance/Electronic Album (Skin), Solange for Best R&B Performance (“Cranes In the Sky”), and Cage the Elephant for Rock Album (Tell Me I'm Pretty).
Signaling FPSF’s continuing pursuit of an ever-younger demographic, this year’s lineup is heavy on EDM, electronic pop, R&B, hip-hop and trap, and indie-rock. Virtually absent from the top tier are hard rock, punk, metal, roots music or '80s throwbacks like Violent Femmes last year or Tears For Fears in 2015.
Tickets are on sale now at fpsf.com; for now, two-day general-admission passes are $148 and $250 for the VIP route.