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Sweetlife Festival expands to two days, features Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris

Kendrick Lamar will perform at this year's Sweetlife Festival in May.
Kendrick Lamar will perform at this year's Sweetlife Festival in May. (Arthur Mola / Invision / AP)

For the first time ever, the Sweetlife Festival — now entering its sixth year — will take over Merriweather Post Pavilion for two days, May 30-31. The expansion, along with the lineup, was announced on the Sweetlife website today.

Scheduled performers include:

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Kendrick Lamar
Calvin Harris
The Weeknd
Pixies
Billy Idol
Charli XCX
Phantogram
Marina & The Diamonds
Bleachers
Tove Lo
Vance Joy
Lucius
Vic Mensa
Allen Stone
Sza
Raury
MisterWives
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Sinkane
San Fermin
Life of Dillon
Wet
Goldlink
Sun Club (of Baltimore)
Holychild
The Walking Sticks

After Virgin Mobile ended the eight-year run of the popular Virgin Mobile FreeFest, the Sweetlife Festival — which is run by the D.C.-based, health-food company Sweetgreen— has emerged has the area's most prominent and eclectic music festival. Last year, Lana Del Rey, Foster the People and 2 Chainz performed at the one-day May event.

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Camping is not permitted on Merriweather grounds, according to venue spokeswoman Audrey Fix Schaefer, so attendees will have to leave Saturday and return for Day 2 on Sunday. Schaefer noted the Patapsco Valley State Park is nearby for those interested in camping.

On Wednesday, Sweetgreen rewards app users on iPhone and Android will get first shot at purchasing tickets. On Thursday, followers of the @sweetgreen Instagram account will get a code for access to presale tickets. On Friday, general public tickets go on sale 10 a.m. at ticketfly.com and box offices of Merriweather Post Pavilion and 9:30 Club.

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