Updated: Kanrocksas Lineup Finalized

This morning organizers behind the Kanrocksas music festival announced the final lineup of the show, adding the final national acts and a DJ tent for those with the itch to bump and grind. (Note: If the itch is literal, please seek a doctor, as it's probably contagious.)

Those added to the show, which will take place Aug. 5-6 at the Kansas Speedway, include Cage The Elephant, Bassnectar, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ween, Ellie Goulding, Best Coast, OK Go, The Black Angels, Beats Antique, John Digweed, Kerli and The Joy Formidable.

In addition to this lineup, single-day tickets were also announced. They will go on sale tomorrow (May 25) and are $89.50 until June 3, where they will bump up to $99 even. The tickets will stay at $99 until July 9, when the price will increase again to $109. On the days of the show, single-day passes will run you an even $120. At the same time, two-day passes will stay at $179 until the day of the show, which will put them at an astonishing $225. Procrastinators, consider yourself warned.

As for the daily lineups, the promoters managed to mix newer bands with older, more experienced festival acts. That said, I'm personally more excited for Saturday. It's light on hip-hop, which is disappointing, but is the more straightforward rock 'n' day of the show.


Headliner: Eminem

The Flaming Lips



Kid Cudi

Ellie Goulding


Arctic Monkeys

Jack's Mannequin


Fitz & The Tantrums

The Joy Formidable


Headliner: Muse

The Black Keys

A Perfect Circle

Girl Talk

Flogging Molly

Cage The Elephant

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Ok Go

Best Coast

The Black Angels

The order of the DJ acts was yet to be solidified for Friday.

Saturday DJs

Sound Tribe Sector 9

John Digweed

Beats Antique

Tinie Tempah


So there it is, in all its (semi)finalized glory. Which day looks better, in your opinion? Are there any acts you're particularly excited by? Let us know in the comments.

Updated: Diplo and Switch's Major Lazer has been added to Friday's lineup.


kylestern 11 years, 10 months ago

Looks like a great lineup. Would look even nicer if there were commas between the artists' names. Sorry to be "that guy" who comments on the grammar but this presentation of the lineup is extremely hard to read.

Trevan 11 years, 10 months ago

Ah, the blog put the artists side by side instead of on top of each other. Should be fixed now.

awas1980 11 years, 10 months ago

Typical festival line up...boring

Primus, A Perfect Circle...really... is it 2001?


Steve Jacob 11 years, 10 months ago

Music snob, Eminem and Muse are as hot as it gets; with many other up an comers like Kid Cudi, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Black Keys, Cage The Elephant and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Heck, even DJ's like Bassnecter and Girl Talk have done very well attendance wise in KC last year.

awas1980 11 years, 10 months ago

I suppose the point of a festival is to have bands that appeal to a wide demographic - justifying/enticing ticket sales.

I just wish they wouldn't have played it so "safe", this lineup is almost the same as every other festival this year.

shutyourface 11 years, 10 months ago

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