The lineup for the third annual Sloss Music and Arts Festival has been announced, with 40 artists set to perform over the two-day festival in July.
Alabama Shakes will headline the festival, marking the first time that the Athens, Alabama-based blues rock quartet has performed in Birmingham since playing at Sloss Furnaces in 2013. (In the meantime, the group released its critically acclaimed sophomore album, Sound & Color.)
Other headliners include jam band Widespread Panic, electronic duo Odesza, and country singer Sturgill Simpson, whose album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth is nominated for Album of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards.
Hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, who just released their incendiary third studio album RTJ3, are also slated for the festival. Texas-based indie rock band Spoon will also perform at the festival; they’re gearing up to release their ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts, in March. Other highlights include rapper Vince Staples, folk group Hiss Golden Messenger, singer-songwriter Conor Oberst, and dream pop duo Phantogram. (For the full lineup, see below.)
Local groups Wray and Nerves Baddington will be part of the festival’s main lineup. The Seasick Records stage will also return for its second year to highlight even more local musicians, including Riverbend, Holy Youth, C1UB: A.M., New Devils, Nowhere Squares, Vulture Whale, Byron the Aquarius, and Shaheed and DJ Supreme.
Here is the full Sloss Fest 2017 lineup:
Run The Jewels
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Judah & The Lion
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Francis and the Lights
Waka Flocka Flame
Hiss Golden Messenger
Ages and Ages
Seasick Records Stage
C1UB : A.M.
Bryon The Aquarius
Shaheed & DJ Supreme
Sloss Fest will take place on July 15 and 16, 2017. Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 3, at 10 a.m. For more information, visit slossfest.com.