It’s not all country music and Americana round here. We like to rock out a little too, and get all smooth and funky now and then. So this year’s Summerfest has the perfect line-up for us.
Headliners include Justin Bieber, Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan, Backstreet Boys, Willow, The Black Crowes, Rod Stewart, Charli XCX, Steve Miller Band and Violent Femmes.
We know that’s probably not why you’re here though, so joining them will be Holler regulars like Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Gabby Barrett, Russell Dickerson, Jason Isbell, Dustin Lynch, Son Volt, Niko Moon, Priscilla Block, Rhett Atkins, Ryan Hurd, and Erin Kinsey.
Officially billed in the Guinness Book of World Records as The World's Largest Music Festival, this lakeside festival takes place over 11 days each year on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nearly 900,000 people attend to watch more than 800 bands perform on 11 stages.
In the past, Summerfest has spread their acts over 2 weekends, but this year will see the festival spread out over 3 weekends.
Summerfest 2022 dates as are follows: 23-25th June, 30th June-2nd July and 7-9th July.
Tickets can be purchased here.
The Summerfest 2022 lineup includes:
23rd June 2022: Jason Aldean, Gabby Barrett, John Morgan, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Modest Mouse, Steve Aoki, Barenaked Ladies, Big Boi, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Anthrax, Leonid & Friends, Pop Evil, Toad The Wet Sprocket, The Wild Feathers, Freddy Jones Band, Municipal Waste, Grin Cynic, Soil
24 June 2022: Justn Bieber, Harry Hudson, Teo, Jaden, Steve Miller Band, Dustin Lynch, Dillon Francis, Dayglow, Violent Femmes, The Breeders, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Skid Row, Warrant, Lita Ford, Flosstradamus, Valentino Khan, Jimmi Vaughan, Vertical Horizon, Quiet Riot, The Wrecks, Meat Puppets, Sadie Jean
25 June 2022: Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan, Ann Wilson of Heart, Atmosphere, The Record Company, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Max Weinberg's Jukebox, Noga Erez, Phil Vassar, Stryper, The Far Side, Slaughter, Stephen Pearcy The Voice of Ratt, Cory Henry, Great White, The Smithereens, Sa-Roc, Cornerstones of Rock, Cerfus Project, Senri Oe
30 June 2022: Anthony Hamilton, Willow, The Revivalists, Todd Rundgren, Gayle, Indigo Girls, Nessa Barrett, The Fixx, Tommy Decarlo Singer of Boston, Mindi Abair and the Wild Hearts, Royal & The Serpent, Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers, Son Volt, Davina & The Vagabonds, Mrs. Fun, Leroy Airmaster with Junior Brantley, Blues Disciples, TC Carson
1 July 2022: Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavigne and Iann Dior, 2 Chainz, Alessia Cara, Timeflies, Dean Lewis, The New Pornographers, Modern English, Howard Jones, Ber, Vaultboy, Ultravox's Midge Ure
2 July 2022: Halsey, The Marias and Abby Roberts, Third Eye Blind, Taking Back Sunday, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Commodores, Mt. Joy, Village People, War, Houndmouth, Bodeans, Lit, Here Come The Mummies, Barns Courtney, Ambar Lucis, Buffalo Nichols, Boy Named Banjo, Madison Cunningham, 5 Card Studs
7 July 2022: Rod Stewart, Cheap Trick, John Fogarty, Halestorm, Portugal. The Man, Boyz II Men, Russell Dickerson, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Milky Chance, Niko Moon, The Tubes, Corinne Bailey Rae, Priscilla Block, Erin Kinsey, Foghat, Ayron Jones, Buddy Rich Big Band Machine, Loss Straitjackets, The Altons, Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience
8 July 2022: Backstreet Boys, The Black Crowes, Charli XCX, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Cordae, JoJo, Chiiild, Skillet, Jameson Rodgers, ABC, A Flock of Seagulls, Gaelic Storm, Ric Wilson, Making Movies, The High Kings
9 July 2022: Thomas Rhett, Rhett Atkins, Ryan Hurd, Death Cab For Cutie, The Pretty Reckless, Rick Springfield, For King & Country, Guster, Parquet Courts, Bob Mould, Sister Hazel, The Warning, Dante Bowe, Dry Cleaning, Illuminati Hotties, The Cult
Full Summerfest Lineup can be found here
There are a variety of different ticketing options.
Summerfest General Admission / Multiday Passes allow access to the Summerfest grounds and festival stages during operating hours (Noon-Midnight). Summerfest General Admission tickets and passes are are NOT valid for admission to American Family Insurance Amphitheater shows.
A separate American Family Insurance Amphitheater ticket is required for Amphitheater, including Jason Aldean, Justin Bieber, Machine Gun Kelly, Halsey, Rod Stewart, Thomas Rhett and their supporting acts.
There are also passes available for BMO Reserved seating and the Level Up Viewing Deck. For more details on all the different tickets and passes click here.
You are welcome to take an umbrella to the festival, but sadly no wagons this year. Or kites, frisbees or hula-hoops. You’ll have to just put your hobbies on hold for a week or two. For more details of what you can and can’t bring, and anything else, Click here.
Check out our full list of country festivals happening over the USA, Canada and the UK this year here.