Shaky Beats Music Festival 2018

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Shaky Beats Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia just released their 2018 line up and it’s coming in as one of the best EDM festivals of the year so far. This line up is stacked from top to bottom with names that have been taking the EDM genre by storm for the past few years.  The three main headliners leading this festival line-up are Kygo, Marshmello and Zedd. This festival is only going on its 3rd full year and its starting to gain some traction as Atlanta’s #1 EDM festival as it pulls names that have been on the main stages of Bonnaroo, EDC, and Okeechobee.

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Shaky Beats had its inaugural year in 2016 and took the nation by storm with a break out line up that featured Odeza, Big Gigantic, Cherub and Marshmello. This festival is almost like the millennial younger brother to Shaky Knees, an annual festival in the same location with a more alternative/indie rock vibe. Both festivals have virtually the same production companies behind them, which means Shaky Beats has the creative minds behind it to help it grow in the best ways possible.

This year Shaky Beats is coming in with one of the best, must-see line ups with big names like Excision, Dillon Francis, SevenLions, Borgore, G Jones and Kayzo. Then the undercard is even overflowing with talent with names like Buku, Bleep Bloop, Thriftworks, Manic Focus, Space Jesus and Ookay Live. Shaky Beats has done an amazing job of meshing all the sub-genres of EDM into one lineup that pulls some of the biggest names that are currently touring the EDM festival circuit.

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Shaky Beats Music Festival circa 2017. Photo by @xerxes_fotographia

Shaky Beats is shaping up to be the #1 EDM festival in the Atlanta area, with its only contender being the Imagine festival. Even though Imagine has a much heftier line-up, you have to also consider the fact it is a camping festival which requires having the ability to camp for 3 days in Atlanta. For those who live in the Atlanta area and don’t have the interest or ability to get away to a camping festival for a weekend, Shaky Beats is the place to be. During Shaky Beats, each ticket holder can leave and re-enter the festival up to 3 times per day throughout the weekend. The doors open at 3:00pm on Friday, 2:00pm on Saturday, and 1:30pm on Sunday. This gives everyone ample amount of time to get to the park every day without worry about missing some of your favorite artists who may end up being the opening act one day.

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Even if you’re not from the Atlanta area and you want to stay somewhere in the city for the weekend, the luxury of being able to leave and re-enter is awesome because you will still get to explore the city. If you’ve never been to Atlanta and you’re coming in for the weekend, some must-see areas would be Piedmont Park, The Beltline, and Centennial Olympic Park. Airbnb is definitely worth looking at if you’re not from the area and looking for a place to stay that isn’t going to break your bank account.

Shaky Beats 2018 is gearing up to be the hottest festival in Atlanta with a completely electronic vibe. Tickets are on sale now for only $169 plus taxes and sales fees. You definitely don’t want to miss your chance of seeing Marshmello crush his headlining set!

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