Atlanta’s fledgling Shaky Knees Music Festival looks set to grow in stature once more after organizers announced The Strokes, The Avett Brothers and Wilco as headliners for its third annual event.
First staged at Masquerade Park and then Atlantic Station, the feast of ‘top-tier indie and alternative rock’ will move to another different venue in 2015, the city’s 17-acre Central Park, on the weekend of May 8-10.
Alongside The Strokes, who are also confirmed to appear at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound and Tampa’s Big Guava Music Festival this year, The Avett Brothers, who are currently working on the follow-up to 2013’s Magpie & The Dandelion, and Wilco, whose frontman Jeff Tweedy is currently touring with son Spencer, festivalgoers can look forward to a whole host of other impressive names.
Pixies, Social Distortion, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tame Impala, Mastodon, Brand New, Old Crow Medicine Show and Neutral Milk Hotel all appear near the top of the bill, just ahead of Interpol, TV On The Radio, James Blake, Manchester Orchestra, Dr. Dog, Spiritualized, ZZ Ward and Flogging Molly.
Kaiser Chiefs, Mac DeMarco, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Speedy Ortiz, Real Estate, Death From Above 1979, Jukebox The Ghost, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Best Coast and The Kooks are also confirmed to appear, in addition to emerging talents such as German folk duo Milky Chance, post-punk outfit Viet Cong and Icelandic troubadour Asgeir.
Three-day passes are still up for grabs on TicketIQ at a get-in price of $237 with single-day tickets expected to be made available nearer to the event.