Summerfest announces more than 100 headliners for 2022 festival

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Summer is just around the corner and that means warmer days, longer nights and lots of music for Milwaukeeans.


Summerfest officials announced more than 100 headliners for the upcoming 3-weekend festival.

"A lot of bands wanted to work this summer, as you can tell. Across the board we have a ton of shows in the Amphitheater and the BMO Pavilion all summer long," Bob Babisch, vice president of entertainment for Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. said.

Tickets are on sale now, including limited time Power passes and three-day passes.

Plus, Summerfest's afternoon shows are returning.

This will also be Babisch's last Summerfest.

He said it's exciting, but sad that's it's all coming to an end.

"Forty-six years is a long time to do it but there's a lot of great people behind me that are going to continue this. We're just stewards of this festival. When we leave there's somebody else to take our place," Babisch said.

Some of the big names include: 

American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Backstreet Boys (7/08)

Generac Power Stage
Halestorm (7/7)
The Black Crowes (7/8)

BMO Harris Pavillion
Steve Miller Band (6/24)

Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard
Big Boi (6/23)
Alessia Cara (7/1)

US Cellular Connection Stage
Barenaked Ladies (6/23)
Dustin Lynch (6/24)
Third Eye Blind (7/2)

Uline Warehouse
Phil Vassar (6/25)
Boyz II Men (7/7)

Miller Lite Oasis Stage
Steve Aoki (6/23)
Dillon Francis (6/24)
Vaultboy (7/1)

2 Chainz (TBH)

Dozens of other artists were also announced. See the full schedule here. 

Previously released headliners on the American Family Insurance Amphitheater include:  

The 9-day festival will take place across three June and July weekends, June 23- June 25, June 30- July 2, and July 7- July 9. 

This year, there will be no COVID protocols in place at Summerfest.

Unless circumstances change, fans will not need a vaccine card or negative test to enter.

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