Shaky Knees Unveils Lineup, Topped By Jack White, Queens Of The Stone Age, The National

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Cage The Elephant performs at Shaky Knees Music Festival at Centennial Olympic Park on May 12, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jack White has added yet another festival to his live plans for 2018. The former White Stripes frontman is headlining Shaky Knees Music Festival along with Queens Of The Stone Age and The National

The sixth edition returns to Atlanta’s Central Park May 4-6 for the first time since 2015. The festival spent the last two years at Centennial Olympic Park. 
The lineup features more than 60 bands on four stages, including David Byrne, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Vance Joy, Cake, Courtney Barnett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lord Huron, Manchester Orchestra, and Matt and Kim. Shaky Knees has also announced the first confirmed reunion performance from The Distillers, which is getting back together after 12 years. 

Shaky Knees 2018 Lineup Poster
– Shaky Knees 2018 Lineup Poster
Three-day tickets go on sale Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. EDT, with GA passes priced at $179 plus fees. VIP tickets will set you back $575 plus fees, with perks including access to premium sightlines, complimentary beer and water, a cash liquor bar, appetizers served twice daily, relaxed lounge seating, and air-conditioned restrooms. Platinum tickets are also available. 
Shaky Knees is offering payment plans for tickets purchased up through Jan. 28 – 40 percent plus fees due at time of sale, 30 percent due Feb. 28 and 30 percent due March 28. 
Children 8 and under can get in free with a ticketed adult. Speaking of freebies, the festival is also offering water stations with free refills. 
Shaky Knees has never submitted box office reports to Pollstar so we can’t give you any insight to how profitable the festival has been, which means you also won’t find the event on our recently released Year End Worldwide Festival Grosses chart.
As for Jack White, he’s also set to headline Boston Calling and The Governors Ball Music Festival, which announced their respective lineups last week. White hasn’t done any extensive touring since 2015. That year he played gigs across North and South America including sell-out shows at Madison Square Garden Arena and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.