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Sweetlife Festival Returns May 14 with Eagles of Death Metal, Blondie, and Grimes

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The Sweetlife Festival, the annual music event sponsored by salad chain Sweetgreen, will return to Merriweather Post Pavilion May 14, featuring a bill headlined by The 1975, BlondieGrimes, and Flume.

Other notable acts include Kendrick Lamar collaborator Thundercat and hard-rock group Eagles of Death Metal, who have been in the news these past few months after their November concert in Paris became the scene of a terrorist attack.

The event will also include an all-star culinary lineup, with on-site food from chefs including José Andrés, Woodbury Kitchen’s Spike Gjerde, and Maketto’s Erik Bruner-Yang.

Unlike last year’s event—which showcased 25 artists led by Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd spread out over two days—the 2016 Sweetlife Festival is more refined, with just 13 acts in one day. Tickets go on sale Wednesday. Prices range from $100 to $150.

The full lineup includes:

  • The 1975
  • Halsey
  • Flume
  • Grimes
  • Party Next Door
  • Blondie
  • Eagles of Death Metal
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Thundercat
  • Shamir
  • Wolf Alice
  • DIIV
  • Prinze George