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