Shaky Knees Festival 2024: Foo Fighters, Weezer, Billy Idol, Offspring

Others: Arcade Fire, Noah Kahan, Young the Giant, Queens of the Stone Age
The Shaky Knees Music Festival for May 3-5, 2024 at Central Park in Atlanta features the likes of Weezer, Foo Fighters and Billy Idol. FILE PHOTOS

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The Shaky Knees Music Festival for May 3-5, 2024 at Central Park in Atlanta features the likes of Weezer, Foo Fighters and Billy Idol. FILE PHOTOS

Shaky Knees Music Festival is back in 2024 with major rock acts like Foo Fighters, Weezer, Billy Idol, Queens of the Stone Age, the Offspring and Arcade Fire.

Held again at Central Park in Atlanta May 3-5, the rock-oriented festival’s pre-sale begins Thursday, Nov. 30. Sign up for a pre-sale code at shakykneesfestival.com.

The official headliners each night are indie rocker Noah Kahan on Friday, Weezer on Saturday and the Foo Fighters on Sunday.

Among the 60 acts are The Offspring, Portugal. The Man, Young the Giant, and Interpol.

The festival, now in its 11th year, typically draws at least 50,000 people over three days. This is a second trip to the festival for both Queens of the Stone Age and the Foo Fighters, who also headlined in 2021. Billy Idol was originally set to be part of the 2022 lineup but had to cancel due to illness.

Over the years, acts from the Lumineers in its first year to David Byrne to The National to Nine Inch Nails have graced the stages. Tim Sweetwood has run the show the entire decade.

The Shaky Knees lineup for 2024.

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Key acts over past Shaky Knees Festivals:

2013; The Lumineers, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers (The Masquerade)

2014: The National, Modest Mouse, The Replacements, Jason Isbell (Atlantic Station)

2015: The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Mastodon, Interpol, Ryan Adams, the Pixies (Central Park)

2016: Jane’s Addiction, Huey Lewis & the News, Florence + The Machine, the 1975, The Decemberists, Bloc Party (Centennial Olympic Park)

2017: LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, The xx, Cage the Elephant, Ryan Adams (Centennial Olympic Park)

2018: Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, David Byrne, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs (Central Park)

2019: Tame Impala, Beck, Cage the Elephant, Gary Clark Jr., Tears for Fears, Maggie Rogers, The Dandy Warhols, The Struts, Incubus (Central Park)

2020: cancelled due to COVID-19

2021: The Foo Fighters, Run the Jewels, The Strokes, Alice Cooper, St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, Portugal. The Man, Phoebe Bridgers (Central Park)

2022: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, My Morning Jacket. CHVRCHES, Death Cab For Cutie (Central Park)

2023: The Killers, Muse, the Lumineers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Greta Van Fleet, the Flaming Lips, Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra, Cypress Hill (Central Park)

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