Los Angeles rock station KROQ has announced the lineup of the 26th annual KROQ Weenie Roast concert, which is set to take place May 12 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The performers are Blink-182, Panic! At The Disco, Rise Against, Dirty Heads, Mike Shinoda, Cold War Kids, The War on Drugs, AWOLNATION, Bishop Briggs, Alice Merton, Manchester Orchestra, James Bay, Nothing But Thieves and Mt. Joy. Tickets go on sale April 27 at 10 a.m. PT on AXS.com.
The 2018 KROQ Weenie Roast is the fifth time that Blink-182 will perform at the concert, having previously done the Weenie Roast in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2016, the year that Blink-182 did a surprise Weenie Roast performance. Panic! At the Disco, Rise Against and AWOLNATION are four-time Weenie Roast performers. Panic! At the Disco's Weenie Roast debut was in 2006, followed by appearances in 2015 and 2016. Rise Against's previous Weenie Roast appearances were in 2007, 2008 and 2011, while AWOLNATION previously did the Weenie Roast in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
The 2018 KROQ Weenie Roast marks the third time that Dirty Heads and Cold War Kids will perform at the concert. Dirty Heads made previous Weenie Roast appearances in 2010 and 2012, while Cold War Kids did the Weenie Roast in 2015 and 2016. Nothing But Thieves and British singer/songwriters Bay and Briggs are making their second Weenie Roast appearances. Nothing But Thieves and Briggs were at the Weenie Roast in 2016, while Bay previously did the Weenie Roast in 2015.
Linkin Park co-founder Shinoda will make his first solo appearance at the Weenie Roast since the 2017 suicide of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. Merton, Manchester Orchestra and Mt. Joy are making their Weenie Roast debuts this year.
The KROQ Weenie Roast (held every May or June) is the radio station's official kickoff to the summer season. KROQ's other major concerts include the KROQ Halloween Costume Ball (held every October) and KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, held every December.