Summerfest will return on Sept. 1, along with your favorite high school playlists as the Big Gig announced today that The Hella Mega Tour – featuring Fall Out Boy, Weezer and Green Day – will open the world's largest music festival on Wednesday, Sept. 1 with a joint-headliner show at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.
The three pop punk bands delivered some of the biggest radio hits of the '90s and 2000s, including "American Idiot," "Holiday," "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)," "Sugar We're Going Down," "Say It Ain't So," "Hashpipe," "Beverly Hills," "Buddy Holly," "Dance, Dance" and so many more. They've all kept well busy and in the charts since then as well, with Weezer releasing the hit cover of "Africa," Fall Out Boy churning out popular arena rock hits like "Centuries" and Green Day turning "American Idiot" into a Broadway show – and, just today, releasing the new song "Pollyana."
Tickets for the triple feature will go on sale at The Hella Mega Tour's website on Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m., with a pre-sale beginning the day before at 10 a.m.
With today's announcement, the Summerfest headliner lineup now looks like this:
- Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy
- Thursday, Sept. 2 – Luke Bryan
- Friday, Sept. 3 – Chance the Rapper
- Saturday, Sept. 4 – TBA
- Wednesday, Sept. 8 – Jonas Brothers
- Thursday, Sept. 9 – Chris Stapleton
- Friday, Sept. 10 – Zac Brown Band
- Saturday, Sept. 11 – TBA
- Wednesday, Sept. 15 – Dave Matthews Band
- Thursday, Sept. 16 – TBA
- Friday, Sept. 17 – Miley Cyrus
- Saturday, Sept. 18 – TBA
For the full lineup as it currently stands, click here – and stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more Summerfest updates.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.