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Summerfest 2016 lineup (Peter Gabriel, Weezer, OMD, Garbage, Violent Femmes, Mike D, Willie Nelson & more)

Milwaukee Summerfest
photo via Summerfest Facebook

A crazy amount of festivals are getting announced this week, and here’s another: Milwaukee’s Summerfest, which returns from June 29 to July 3 and July 5 to July 10 across 11 stages.

There’s representation from the cool side of classic rock radio from Billy Idol, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Blue Oyster Cult, Peter Gabriel with Sting and Def Leppard; veteran disco/funk from Kool and the Gang and the Commodores; and veteran alt bands OMD, Violent Femmes, Joe Jackson, Neil Finn, Ryan Adams, Weezer, Garbage, Barenaked Ladies, and a DJ set from Beastie Boys’ Mike D (which makes this at least the second festival he’s doing that at this year).

There’s also country from Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton; more festival-ready acts Passion Pit, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Peter Bjorn & John, The Roots, Brian Fallon and Alabama Shakes; parody master “Weird Al” Yankovic; and the fest randomly includes one hit wonder Sir Mix-A-Lot.

Also, someone booked 311 and Nelly on this for some reason. So there’s that!

Tickets are on sale now, including general admission, weekday admission, a 3-day pass, a 5-day pass, and an 11-day power pass. Check out the full lineup here.

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