Last year, the producers of the Shaky Knees Music Festival took a chance on an EDM/Hip hop festival named Shaky Beats Music Festival. After a prosperous and very energetic debut, the Shaky Beats Music Festival is back for some more! This year’s festival will be held once again in beautiful downtown Atlanta in the area known as Centennial Olympic Park during the weekend of May 5-7th, 2017 with over 45 artists scheduled to perform. Last year’s inaugural lineup boasted such names as Major Lazer, Odesza, Big Gigantic, Nas, A$AP Ferg, Chromeo, Cherub, Porter Robinson, Duke Dumont, Floating Points, and Classixx. How can Shaky Beats top last year’s lineup you say? Well let’s find out. This year’s lineup boasts a huge Big 3 that includes: The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, & Griz. Now let us talk about this year’s under card with such names like; Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, RL Grime, Gramatik, Girl Talk, Flatbush Zombies, Bonobo (Live), and Galantis.
- Girl Talk – Cleveland’s very own Gregg M. Gillis (or better known as the artist, Girl Talk) will bring his brand of experimental, mashup of hip hop to this year’s Shaky Beats Music Festival. It has been over six years since his last LP, All Day, so this makes me wonder are we in for some new material? Only one way to find out.
- Bonobo (Live) – What can I say? I can’t get enough of a live Bonobo set! Whatever you do at Shaky Beats, the one thing you cannot do is miss this incredible live performance of electronica/trip hop/chillwave/acid jazz. That is a fact! Bonobo is set to release a new LP, Migration, later this year so expect some new material to be performed at Shaky Beats.
- Alison Wonderland – Australian DJ Alex Sholler (better known as Alison Wonderland) will bring her complex mix of trap/trip hop/chillwave/future bass sounds to this year’s Shaky Beats Music Festival. Check out her debut LP, Run, featuring the hit single, “U Don’t Know” which features Wayne Cohen (from The Flaming Lips).
- Boombox Cartel – Meet Americo Garcia (Kozvik) and Jorge Medina (Medz) who make up the Alabama based rock/blues/house/funk band Boombox Cartel. Want to know more about them? Check out their official Soundcloud page and get in touch with your inner Boombox.
- Ganja White Night – Now let us get acquainted with this Belgium based trio (Bamby, R-One, and Lebelge Electrod) who is best known for their approach to dubstep/electronic/drum and bass/dub. Check out their LPs, Wobble and Hybrid Distillery, if you want to know more about them at their official Soundcloud page.
- Illenium – Nicholas Miller (a.k.a. ILLENIUM) is a Denver based DJ/record producer who has most recently made a huge name for himself in the EDM scene. His mix of progressive house/dubstep/trap/future bass/electronic house has placed Illenium on the fore front of the EDM world. Check out Illenium’s official Soundcloud page and judge for yourself.
So let’s get your trip to Atlanta planned out! General admission tickets and VIP Packages (Shaky Beats Music Festival is age 18+) are still available online through the Shaky Beats website. So you never been to Atlanta and do not know where to stay? No problem! Follow this link to Airbnb.com (and receive $35 off your first trip!) and secure your place for this weekend before it is too late. Want to stay in a local hotel and give some back to charity? Well Shaky Knees has partnered with area hotels to form Hotels for Hope. This charity will donate $2 to a nonprofit’s RoomFunding project for every night a room is occupied during the festival and a participating hotels in the downtown Atlanta area. This year’s charity is the Songs for Kids Foundation. Don’t want to drive around Atlanta either? Don’t blame you. Problem solved: first time Lyft riders get a free ride using promo code: TARYN273 and first time Uber riders use promo code: hristost3ue for a free ride as well. Still have general questions about the festival? Check out their festival information page to see if that helps.
Do you want to relive the amazing debut weekend of the Shaky Beats Music Festival last year? No problem, check out my recap article for last year’s inaugural event on Concerthopper.com today. Stay up to date on all of these upcoming 2017 festivals; Okeechobee Music + Arts Festival, Sweetwater 420 Fest, Shaky Beats, Shaky Knees, Bonnaroo, & Electric Forest (1st weekend) by following us on all social media formats: Concerthopper on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And follow my personal concert hopping on Instagram also. Remember don’t think about it, just buy the damn ticket! As always, hope to see you at a show or festival soon!