Published Feb 09, 2016Following a pair of tantalizing teaser videos that had eager WayHomies trying to figure out who might be on the bill for the festival's second year, WayHome organizers have just unveiled the official 2016 lineup.
The recently reunited LCD Soundsystem, Canadian indie rock heroes Arcade Fire and WayHome alumnus Brandon Flowers' band the Killers will serve as this year's headliners.
Also joining them on the stacked roster are Major Lazer, M83, HAIM, Chvrches, Ray LaMontagne, FKA twigs, Future, Chet Faker, Arkells, Beirut, Gary Clark Jr., Mac DeMarco, Wolf Parade, the Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, the Arcs, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Matt and Kim, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Glass Animals, Third Eye Blind, X Ambassadors, Bahamas, Stars, Tory Lanez, A Tribe Called Red, Half Moon Run, MØ, Phosphorescent, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lucius, Patrick Watson, Vince Staples, AlunaGeorge, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Savages, the Struts, GoldLink, Keys N Krates, Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Lindsey Stirling, Oh Wonder, Robert DeLong, Coleman Hell, White Denim, Shad, FIDLAR, Tourist, Noah Gundersen, Black Mountain, Marian Hill, Børns, Bombino, Banners, Dilly Dally, Young Empires, All Them Witches, Mothers, LANY, White Lung, Bishop, The Paper Kites, Little Scream, Allie X, Braids, River Tiber, Tennyson, and Boom Forest.
UPDATE: (04/15, 12:25 PM) Festival organizers have announced that Rae Sremmurd will replace Future in this year's festival lineup, with the Atlanta MC dropping out due to scheduling conflicts. The festival made the announcement through social media.
The festival will return to Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, ON, from July 22 to 24. Tickets go on sale February 16 with the first tier of festival passes going for $209.99. Once those sell out, second tier passes will run you $229.99, followed by a third tier for $249.99.
"To have LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and the Killers offers great diversity in our headliner sets from our WayHome stage, and we're excited to see the live performances from all these talented musicians across our festival with performances at our WayBright stage, electrifying sets under our tent stage at WayBold and intimate shows in the forest at WayAway," said festival producer Ryan Howe in a statement. "We have some very exciting plans on-site for this year's festival as well and we can't wait to have our fans join us at Burl's Creek this summer."
In addition to musical performances, the fest plans to offer "late-night spectacles," original art installations and an array of international and local food and drink options.
"WayHome focuses on the top eclectic mix of live music, most innovative outdoor art installations, premium quality food and beverage and breathtaking camping experiences in North America," Howe tells Exclaim! "There is nothing more gratifying then seeing the ticket buyers reactions when we first open the camping grounds and festival grounds at WayHome and to see everyone's reaction to the attention to detail and painstaking hours that the festival team have put into one of the largest North American festivals."
Full festival information, including details about camping, getting to the grounds and the yet-to-be-confirmed day by day schedules will be available at the official WayHome website.
Check out a highlight reel from last year's event in the player below.