SweetWater 420 Fest Announces Dazzling 2022 Lineup

SweetWater 420 Fest announced a stunning lineup for its 2022 incarnation that will have fans salivating for more. Set to take place April 29-May 1 in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, the three-day event’s bill will be headlined by supergroup Oysterhead (Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, and Stewart Copeland), Trey Anastasio Band, and The String Cheese Incident.

 

Trey Anastasio. Photo Credit: David Lee

The lineup will also be stuffed with a wide-ranging cast of characters from the jam, hip hop, soul, blues, and rock worlds, including Umphrey’s McGee, Snoop Dogg, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Goose, Dirty Heads, Snarky Puppy, JJ Grey & Mofro, Lotus, Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain In Light, Spafford, Lawrence, Big Something, Too Many Zooz, The Movement, Doom Flamingo: Queen Is Doomed, Badfish, Boombox featuring Backbeat Brass, and more.

 

Snoop Dogg. Photo Credit Kelli Kocak

They’ll be joined by Town Mountain, The Nth Power featuring Jennifer Hartswick, Tropidelic, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Karina Rykman, Kitchen Dwellers, Neighbor, Little Stranger, DENM, Kanika Moore & The Psycodelics, Hedonistas, and Butcher Brown among many others. New this year is the addition of a Thursday night pre-party on April 28 featuring two sets by The String Cheese Incident and performances by moe., Oteil & Friends, and Empire Strikes Brass.

 

Kanika Moore of Doom Flamingo. Photo Credit: David Lee

Besides music playing across multiple stages, attendees will be treated to a craft and artist market, a large food court showcasing local cuisine, the Planet 420 Eco-Village featuring numerous environmental non-profits, and a 5k road race where runners are rewarded at the finish line with a cold brew courtesy of longtime festival sponsor SweetWater Brewery.

 


Started in 2014, SweetWater 420 Fest has been on hiatus since it was sidelined by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, but event organizers are hopeful 2022 will be a banner year. “We just weren’t in the right spot yet from a COVID perspective. Now there’s a pent-up demand for people to celebrate life, which is really positive,” said festival owner Jennifer Bensch in a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 


Tickets for SweetWater 420 Fest go on sale on Friday, October 8th at 10 a.m. ET. For more information and how to purchase tickets, click on the links below. 

 

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