5 Artists You Shoud See Perform Live at Shaky Beats 2018
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Atlanta’s favorite EDM/Hip-Hop Festival is making its way back to the city once again. On May 11 - 13 over 50 different artists will take the stages, performing to a crowd over 30,000 people at Central Park. For the past two years, Shaky Beats has yet to disappoint seasoned and first-time festival goers alike. Whether you’re grabbing Belgian-style street fries (we’ll take two, please) or venturing around the festival grounds hunting for the dopest merchandise and insta-worthy photo booths, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Not to mention the endless amounts of adult refreshments (but please, drink responsibly); however, the main attraction of course is the music. From newer artists like Playboi Carti to crowd favorites and headlining acts like Dillon Francis and Marshmello. The lineup seems to guarantee a ridiculously good time.
Fresh off their Coachella performance, the Atlanta-based EDM duo will be performing at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon over at the Ponce De Leon Stage. They’ve generated some major buzz around the city in recent years, thanks in part to their “Housewerk” event series. Their set is a great opportunity to support a local artist before they become EDM superstars of international fame.
In a genre that’s seemingly dominated by white males, it’s beyond refreshing to see not only a woman, but an Asian-American woman, battle with the best of them. After enduring personal hardships as a result of brain surgery that left her unable to make music for some time, it will be great to see her back on stage.
She'll likely be sharing cuts from her latest body of work, Lune Rouge, a “heady brew of moonlit music” with the crowd. Catch her performing on the Criminal Records Stage Sunday night at 7:45.
We got London on da track and lighting up the Peachtree Stage at 4 on Friday afternoon. The producer is the genius behind Young Thug's “Check,” Tyga’s “Hookah” and T.I’s “About the Money,” so there’s no doubt that his set will be packed with pure bangers and (potentially) a surprise guest or two.
Over the last year, this Atlanta native has become one of rap’s most notable newcomers. Best known for his hard-hitting single “Magnolia,” you can likely expect a high-energy performance topped off with a possible crowd surfing moment. See what all the hype is about on Saturday at the Peachtree Stage; Playboy plays at 7:30.
The main man of the hour and one of EDM's hottest artists will be closing out the first night of Shaky Beat's at 10 PM on the Peachtree stage. As always, beautiful visuals and a desire to keep dancing through the night should be expected.
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