The Black Keys played State Farm Arena on Nov. 10, 2019, and will return to Atlanta in May for Shaky Knees. 
Photo: Ryan Fleisher/Special to the AJC
Photo: Ryan Fleisher/Special to the AJC

Shaky Knees 2020 lineup boasts The Black Keys, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Strokes

The eighth edition of Shaky Knees Music Festival boasts headlining slots from The Black Keys, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Strokes.

The bands will top each night of the May 1-3 event, which will again take root at Central Park in downtown Atlanta.

More than 65 bands will perform across four stages, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Portugal. The Man, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Of Monsters & Men, Liam Gallagher, Angels & Airwaves, Brittany Howard, Drive-By Truckers, Orville Peck, Delta Spirit, Guided By Voices, The Darkness and more.

Tickets for three-day general admission ($195), GA+ ($332), VIP ($665) and Platinum ($1,600) will go on sale at noon Nov. 20 at Prices will increase closer to the festival.

Recently, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with festival producer Tim Sweetwood about the return of Shaky Boots, the country-themed festival which will replace Shaky Beats, the EDM event that had been the complement to Shaky Knees the past few years. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.