What a way to start the week! Shortly following Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival announcement on Monday morning, BottleRock Napa revealed its own 2018 lineup, which will feature headlining performances from Bruno Mars, The Killers and Muse. The three-day music festival will once again return to its home at the Napa Valley Expo in the heart of wine country on May 25-27.
Other notable artists featured on the upcoming pop-friendly festival poster include Halsey and her pals The Chainsmokers, Phantogram, Bleachers, The Struts, the Revivalists, NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas, The Head and the Heart, Oh Wonder and Lake Street Dive. Fans should also note that the festival will certainly cater to an older generation of music fans, with veteran acts including Incubus, Snoop Dogg, Earth, Wind & Fire, Billy Idol and Latin superstar Natalia LaFourcade all scheduled to perform over the three-day event.
The Killers have found themselves on a handful of 2018 festival posters already this year. The Las Vegas group are scheduled to also headline Boston Calling and Hangout Festivals later this spring as well. It’s surprising to see Bruno Mars’ name on the event billing, as solo singers in the pop realm don’t typically headline mainstream festivals. Someone as talented as Mars however should have no problem providing fans with a night full of hits when he takes the stage.
Ticketing and more general information for this year’s BottleRock Napa festival can be found on the event’s official website.