Not every artist and band listed in today’s announcement will be a surprise to music fans. Summerfest, scheduled for June 27-July 1 and July 3-8, has been dropping names for months, proclaiming at various times that Neil Diamond, Lady Antebellum, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden and the Zac Brown Band are just some of the big names headlining the festival’s various stages in 2012. Although previously announced, some of those acts were not on today’s announcement. However, Summerfest organizers said the information released today is only a partial list of performers that will grace the festival’s stages.
Here is what is on the list: Steve Miller Band, The Avett Brothers, Common, Cake, Scorpions, Lupe Fiasco, Gary Clark Jr., Head And The Heart, Robyn, Eric Benet, Phil Vassar, Joss Stone, Awolnation, Brantley Gilbert, Tito Rojas, Gavin DeGraw, Atmosphere, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, HaleStorm, MuteMath, Fitz And The Tantrums, The Joy Formidable, La India and Anthony Hamilton.
Along with releasing the above list, Summerfest said that more artists will be announced and that performance dates, times and stages will be revealed in April. However, Summerfest has announced some dates in previous announcements, such as The Beach Boys playing July 1 or the Zac Brown Band appearing July 5.
As with many major festivals, the earlier you can buy tickets often determines how much you can save on your purchase. At this time Summerfest is offering advance sale general admission tickets with no incremental service fees. Discounted offers include $14 general admission tickets, $7 weekday admission tickets valid Tuesday through Friday prior to 4 p.m. and a “3 for $36” multi-day pass.
To celebrate its 45th anniversary, Summerfest is offering for the first time ever a “power pass” valid for one general admission per day for all 11 days for the extremely low price of $45. If you bought each GA daily ticket separately it would cost you $176. The power pass is limited to four passes per order.
Of course, we could talk about Summerfest, or as the folks at Milwaukee World Festival like to say, the “World’s Largest Music Festival,” all day long and still not cover all the bases. Best to check out the festival’s website. Just click here for more info.