EDM Invades Summerfest
Milwaukee festival, Summerfest, released its lineup, and EDM has broken through the typical roster of country, rock and alternative bands. Kaskade will share the stage with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Ed Sheeran and Linkin Park.
Having an EDM act headline a festival with more history than the genre itself shows the true weight of electronic music in today's festival and live music industry. Kaskade could intentionally impact hundreds of thousands of music fans. Paris Hilton has also been added to the lineup as a headlining DJ, which was a bit of a shocker and enigma to EDM and rock fans alike.
Summerfest began in 1968 after Henry Maier attended Munich’s legendary Oktoberfest. He dreamt of a festival that would unify Milwaukee’s community. Today, the festival has grown into a space that spans 75-acres and includes permanent buildings and stages with unique lakeshore amenities. Last year’s notable EDM acts included The Chainsmokers and DJ Pauly D.