BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age and The National will headline the sixth installment of Shaky Knees Music Festival.
The three-day event moves back to Central Park near downtown Atlanta and will take place earlier than usual – May 4-6 – as previously reported.
More than 60 acts will perform among four stages, including David Byrne, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Vance Joy, Cake, Courtney Barnett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lord Huron, Manchester Orchestra and Matt and Kim. The gathering will also mark the first festival performance from punk rockers The Distillers, who are reuniting after 12 years.
Tickets for Shaky Knees will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 9. Three-day general admission ($179), thee-day VIP ($575) and three-day Platinum tickets ($1,500) will be available. For a full list of amenities and to purchase tickets, visit www.shakykneesfestival.com/tickets. Prices will increase closer to the festival; children 8 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult.
The lineup for sister festival Shaky Beats will be announced Jan. 10. The EDM-focused event will also move to Central Park and take place May 11-13.