Sweetlife, the food-and-music festival that quickly rose from a Dupont Circle block party to one of the most important bills on the East Coast, announced a 2014 lineup today topped by singer Lana del Rey, rapper 2 Chainz and rock acts Foster the People and Fitz and the Tantrums.
Tickets for the May 10 festival, held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, go on sale Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. A code for a presale that begins Wednesday, however, will be posted tonight on the Sweetgreen Instagram account. Tickets will run $75 for lawn admission, $95 for pavilion and $150 VIP tickets.
Of all summer festivals, Sweetlife, which is organized by local salad chain Sweetgreen, has emerged as particularly notable because of its diverse lineup, which ropes together rap, electronic dance music, up-and-coming rockers and pop acts on one day. Last year's notables included Kendrick Lamar (before "Control" made him a bonafide rap star) and Solange, in one of her first major American festival dates. This year, you can look out for Spirit Animal, Chromeo and St. Lucia also on the bill. Food vendors have not yet been announced.
The full Sweetlife musical lineup:
Foster the People
Lana del Rey
Fitz and the Tantrums
Bombay Bicycle Club
See photos from the 2013 festival: