SweetWater 420 Fest reveals 2019 lineup additions

Jan. 10, 2019

Sweetwater 420 Fest, set for April 19-21 at Centennial Olympic Park, revealed a slew of additions to its lineup today, including another headliner, the Grateful Dead-inspired Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.

Russo, pictured drumming above is a former member of Grateful Dead offshoot Furthur, and his Almost Dead bandmates are well-regarded in the jam band scene, and they join 420 Fest headliners previously announced in October, including Widespread Panic, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Avett Brothers, Rebelution, Moon Taxi, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Turkuaz and Knower.

Meanwhile, the rest of the festival’s lineup features a smorgasbord of jam rock, Americana, alternative, reggae, EDM (electronic dance music) and stand-up comedy presented on four stages, and includes notables J.J. Grey & Mofro, Big Something, Iration and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.

It’s also a return for Athens-based Widespread Panic, which will again headline two nights of the festival, with two sets each night.

For the full list of music acts, click here.

The 15th overall Sweetwater 420 Fest and sixth iteration at Centennial Olympic Park, the three-day event celebrates live music, craft beer, and the eco-friendly spirit of Earth Day (April 22).  Also, according to today’s press release, “420 Fest favorites will return, including the dedicated 420 Disco stage, tasty brews at SweetWater Experience tent, live comedy acts, local crafts & artists, food trucks, and Planet 420 environmental and non-profit village.”

Three-day general admission passes start at $139 and three-day VIP access starts at $403. For various ticket options, click here.

Kent Kimes
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Kent Kimes / Sr. Staff Writer
on Jan. 10, 2019
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