Black Keys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Strokes to headline Shaky Knees 2020

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Spring and summer festival lineups are getting unveiled earlier and earlier, it seems. Last week, we were treated to a pair of Boston Calling Music Festival headliners in Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters, weeks before the local fest usually announces its lineup. And now today (November 20), we’ve received the entire Shaky Knees Music Festival lineup.

Hold on to your Thanksgiving dinner, because it’s a good one.

Headlining the May 1 to 3 fest in Atlanta’s Central Park are The Black Keys, Smashing Pumpkins, and The Strokes. The undercard, spread across four stages with more than 60 bands and artists, is pretty decent as well. Playing Shaky Knees 2020 will be Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Orville Peck, Liam Gallagher, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Royal Blood, The Midnight, Snail Mail, Tennis, White Reaper, Viagra Boys, Beach Bunny, and plenty more.


“I am really excited to bring our fans a lineup that continues to celebrate both up and coming acts and established powerhouses like the return of headliner The Strokes and first-time headliners The Black Keys and The Smashing Pumpkins,” says Shaky Knees founder Tim Sweetwood. “To be able to produce a world-class festival in my hometown of Atlanta year after year is truly special.”

Check the full lineup below, and get ticket info here.