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:
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.
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.