Reggae bands have been filling out mainstream music festivals at a rapid pace recently, and SweetWater follows suit.
The 2017 SweetWater Brewing Company 420 Festival in Atlanta, Georgia has become one of the most prominent music festivals in the south since its inception in 2011. Over the last six-years, reggae bands have headlined and filled out the meaty portion of this festival’s lineup with the likes of Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, 311, Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads and many more.
But, make no mistake, this is not a reggae-centric music festival.
Although, last year, Michael Franti, Rebelution, Pepper, and Nahko & Medicine for the People all performed, and could potentially be pigeonholed into the reggae genre.
This year’s festival lineup features a plethora of mainstream touring acts like, Widespread Panic, Ween, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Talib Kweli, and many more. Focusing on the reggae bands, Slightly Stoopid will be leading the pack and sharing the stage with Dirty Heads, Fortunate Youth, and The Hip Abduction.
The 2016 SweetWater Festival will take place from April 21-23, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The venue for this year’s edition will be Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park.
Along with a star-studded lineup, spanning all genres, SweetWater Festival will also feature craft beer tasting, a non-profit village, a 5k race in honor of earth day, late night comedy shows and nearly 20 various food and beverage vendors for the patrons’ consumption throughout the three-day festival.
Tickets are currently available at $123 for 3-day festival passes and $56 for single day tickets.
For more information on the SweetWater Festival, follow the links below.
SweetWater Festival Links
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