A music fest that has continually grown in size the past four years, the Summer Set Music & Camping Festival has landed arguably the biggest name in electronic dance music for its fifth anniversary year.
Skrillex was atop the list of acts announced Thursday afternoon for the Aug. 12-14 groove fest at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wis., an hour west of the Twin Cities. Other names on the lineup include Chicago’s breakout hip-hop wunderkind Chance the Rapper, “Trap Queen” hitmaker Fetty Wap, buzzing electropop singer Grimes, and – for the third year in a row – Bassnectar.
Landing Skrillex is a real coup for Summer Set, since the Los Angeles producer/DJ/hair-innvoator has not performed in the Twin Cities since an instantly sold-out First Avenue gig on his short 2013 club tour, and because he is often a headliner at much much bigger festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza. He is touring this year with his Diplo collaborative act Jack U (which debuted at the Grammys) but is scheduled to play a solo set at Summer Set.
Chance the Rapper, however, is not quite the coup he would be normally since he was also just announced as part of this year’s Rock the Garden lineup, happening June 18 in Minneapolis. However, Chance is billed solo at RTG and is scheduled to perform at Summer Set with the Social Experiment, the “Sunday Candy”-hitmaking band he shares with Donnie Trumpet.
Three-day passes with camping are on sale now via the Summer Set website for $184.50-$229.50. VIP passes cost $495.00. As we highlighted in our review of last year’s Deadmau5-headed lineup, the festival has expanded to several new stages/tents and camping areas since its inception. Bassnectar told us about his love for Summer Set in an interview before the 2015 installment.
Here are some of the other names confirmed so far for Summer Set 2016, with more to be announced in the coming weeks:
SKRILLEX / BASSNECTAR / CHANCE THE RAPPER + THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT / GRIMES / STEVE AOKI / LOGIC / MARSHMELLO / FETTY WAP / SOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9 (STS9) / TORY LANEZ / GRAMATIK / DJ MUSTARD / ST.LUCIA / ALISON WONDERLAND / FLUX PAVILION / FLATBUSH ZOMBIES / RÜFÜS DU SOL / NGHTMRE / INFECTED MUSHROOM / CHERUB / MR. CARMACK / HIPPIE SABOTAGE / CLASSIXX