Music superstars Bruno Mars, The Killers and Muse will headline the sixth annual BottleRock Napa Valley 2018 music, wine, food and brew festival to be held May 25-27 at the Napa Valley Expo grounds in Napa, it was announced Monday.
More than 80 acts have been booked so far, with performances scheduled on five music stages, the VIP Acoustic Stage and the BottleRock Culinary Stage, showcasing team-ups of music stars and celebrity chefs.
Three-day festival passes go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, priced from $349 to $3,900 for an “all-access” platinum pass, at BottleRockNapaValley.com.
“Bruno Mars was arguably the biggest touring act in the world last year. He’s one of the most exciting artists to watch perform,” said Dave Graham, 45, CEO of Latitude 38, which has produced BottleRock since its second year.
Graham’s company continues to run the festival after global entertainment giant LiveNation acquired a controlling interest in BottleRock a year ago.
“It’s been a fantastic partnership,” Graham said of LiveNation. “This time around, it’s been nice to have that safety net and war chest of resources available when we need it.”
Last year’s BottleRock, with headliners the Foo Fighters, Maroon 5 and the late Tom Petty, drew an estimated 150,000 fans, Graham said.
This year’s headliners are used to big venues and huge audiences. Mars, a five-time Grammy winner, performed at the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show, attracting a record TV audience of 115.3 million. The Killers, with five chart-topping rock albums to their credit, have performed at Madison Square Garden in New York and Wembley Stadium in London. English rockers Muse, with 10 albums and two Grammys, played live at the Olympic Stadium in Rome in 2013.
Additional acts include The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, Incubus, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Head and the Heart, Billy Idol, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, The Revivalists, Bleachers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mike D (DJ Set) and E-40.
The full lineup also includes:
St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Oh Wonder, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, SOJA, Shakey Graves, Lake Street Dive, Natalia Lafourcade, LANY, Manchester Orchestra, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Bomba Estéreo, The Record Company, Alice Merton, The Struts, New Politics, Allen Stone, Tank and The Bangas, Watsky, The White Panda, COIN, Jacob Banks, and J. Roddy Walston And The Business.
Plus, The Motet, NoMBe, Mondo Cozmo, MISSIO, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Allan Rayman, Pokey LaFarge, Welshly Arms, Jukebox the Ghost, Durand Jones & The Indications, Dhani Harrison, The Districts, MAGIC GIANT, Amy Shark, Ghost of Paul Revere, Alex Lahey, flor, Liz Huett, Moonalice, Caitlyn Smith, The Aces, Low Cut Connie, Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, The Night Game, Mt. Joy, ayokay, The Wrecks, Hundred Handed, Dan Luke and The Raid, Billy Raffoul, Dean Lewis, Matt Maeson, and Jon and Roy.
Also appearing will be Pony Bradshaw, The Brevet, Hamish Anderson, Ethan Tucker, RIVVRS, The Alive, David Luning, The Knitts, Dani Bell & The Tarantist, Tommy Odetto, Sanho The Indian, Anchor + Bell, The Silverado Pickups and the Napa Valley Youth Symphony.
What: BottleRock Napa Valley 2018
When: May 25-27, 2018
Where: Napa Valley Expo, Napa
Admission: Three-day pass prices range from $349 to $3,900
Tickets and information: BottleRockNapaValley.com