Shaky Beats Music Festival

The Shaky Beats Music Festival was an annual music festival that took place in Central Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival was inaugurated in 2016 and featured largely EDM acts such as Odesza, Major Lazer, Big Gigantic, Porter Robinson, and Carnage. On October 15, 2019, the organizers of the festival announced on their Facebook page that the festival will not be returning in 2020, and will be retired effective immediately.[1][2] The festival's first iteration hosted a total of 33,000 people.[1] The second Shaky Beats Music Festival ran from May 5–7, 2017 at Centennial Olympic Park and featured acts like The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, and GRiZ.[3]

Shaky Beats Music Festival
Shaky Beats Music Festival Logo.jpg
StatusCancelled
Genre
Location(s)Central Park, Atlanta, Georgia (2016–2019)
Years active3
InauguratedMay 20, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-05-20)
Most recentMay 10–11, 2019 (Atlanta)
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The Shaky Beats Music Festival was founded by Tim Sweetwood as part of Shaky Festivals LLC in 2015. It is the sister festival of the Shaky Knees Music Festival.[4][5] The lineup for the inaugural 2016 Shaky Beats Music Festival was announced in December 2015.[2] It would essentially fill the void of former Georgia-based EDM festivals, TomorrowWorld and Counterpoint.[6] The initial festival took place from May 20–22, 2016 and hosted around 33,000 attendees in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. In July 2016, it was announced that the festival would be returning to Centennial Olympic Park from May 5–7, 2017.[1] In January 2017, the lineup was announced for the upcoming Shaky Beats Music Festival and included acts like The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, and GRiZ.[3]

2016 festivalEdit

The first Shaky Beats Music Festival was held from May 20–22, 2016 in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.[1] Stages and tents from the Shaky Knees Music Festival, which had occurred one week before, were used for the Shaky Beats Festival.[6] Prominent headliners included Major Lazer, Odesza, Big Gigantic, Porter Robinson, Carnage, Nas, Chromeo, and others.[2] A total of 33,000 guests attended the three-day festival.[1]

2016 Dates and Schedule

May 20, 2016

Peachtree Stage Piedmont Stage Ponce de Leon Stage
4:45 PM Small Black
5:00 PM Jai Wolf
5:15 PM
5:30 PM Joe Kay
5:45 PM Classixx
6:00 PM
6:15 PM
6:30 PM Yeasayer ESTA
6:45 PM
7:00 PM AlunaGeorge
7:15 PM
7:30 PM Sango
7:45 PM
8:00 PM Duke Dumont
8:15 PM
8:30 PM Zhu
8:45 PM
9:00 PM
9:15 PM
9:30 PM Major Lazer
10:00 PM
10:15 PM
10:30 PM
10:45 PM
11:00 PM

May 21, 2016

Peachtree Stage Piedmont Stage Ponce de Leon Stage
2:45 PM Watch the Duck
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM Sassy Black
3:45 PM Pomo
4:00 PM Com Truise
4:15 PM !!!
4:30 PM Clerks
4:45 PM
5:00 PM STRFKR
5:15 PM Tory Lanez
5:30 PM Part of 1
5:45 PM
6:00 PM Marshmello
6:15 PM
6:30 PM Yeasayer The M Machine
6:45 PM
7:00 PM
7:15 PM
7:30 PM Trippy Turtle
7:45 PM
8:00 PM Porter Robinson (Live)
8:15 PM
8:30 PM Chromeo (Live)
8:45 PM
9:00 PM
9:15 PM
9:30 PM Odesza
10:00 PM
10:15 PM
10:30 PM
10:45 PM
11:00 PM

May 22, 2016

Peachtree Stage Piedmont Stage Ponce de Leon Stage
2:15 PM Sir the Baptist Mike Floss
2:30 PM Equinox
2:45 PM
3:00 PM J Proppa
3:15 PM Floating Points (Live)
3:30 PM
3:45 PM Nugz Bunny
4:00 PM Organik
4:15 PM
4:30 PM Aer
4:45 PM
5:00 PM NGHTMRE Baels
5:15 PM
5:30 PM
5:45 PM ASAP Ferg
6:00 PM Treasure Fingers
6:15 PM Yellow Claw
6:30 PM
6:45 PM
7:00 PM Nas HXV
7:15 PM
7:30 PM Carnage (DJ)
7:45 PM
8:00 PM
8:15 PM
8:30 PM Big Gigantic
8:45 PM
9:00 PM
9:15 PM
9:30 PM
10:00 PM

2017 festivalEdit

In July 2016, it was announced that the festival would return to Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta from May 5–7, 2017.[1] Acts for the upcoming festival were announced in January 2017.[3] The acts include the following:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Hudson, Phil W. (15 July 2016). "Shaky Knees, Shaky Beats returning in Centennial Olympic Park in 2017". Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Ruggieri, Melissa (8 December 2015). "Shaky Beats lineup announced for 2016 festival". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Ruggieri, Melissa (9 January 2017). "Shaky Beats Music Festival 2017 lineup: The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Griz". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  4. ^ Hudson, Phil W. (6 May 2016). "Q&A: Shaky Festivals Founder/Curator Tim Sweetwood talks Shaky Knees, Shaky Beats, music business". Atlanta Business Chronicle. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  5. ^ Slater, Rob (20 May 2016). "Shaky Knees/Beats Founder Tim Sweetwood Talks Bringing EDM to Atlanta, Working with My Morning Jacket". Relix. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  6. ^ a b Rawls, Alex (22 May 2016). "On the Road: Shaky Beats, Rainy Beats in Atlanta". My Spilt Milk. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Shaky Beats Music Festival Returns with Chainsmokers, Kaskade and More Electronic Heavyweights". Relix. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017.

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