BottleRock Napa Valley 2018: Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse to headline


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While other festivals may be leaning more than ever on pop acts and solo artists, the 2018 edition of BottleRock Napa Valley is doubling down on guitar bands. The three-day music and wine extravaganza returns to the Napa Valley Expo May 25 to 27 for its sixth annual run and this year’s lineup will be headlined by Bruno Mars, The Killers and Muse. Collectively, more than 80 musicians are set to take the festival stages.

Other anticipated performances include Incubus, The Head and the Heart, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, Billy Idol and LANY.

BottleRock Napa Valley not only features musicians from rock veterans to bands on the rise, but it also caters to lovers of all things food, wine and brews. From local food trucks to cooking demos with famous chefs, celebrities and musicians, the festival provides an experience that stimulates all senses.

“In addition to the incredible music, we aim to make the guest experience the best in the business, giving all of our attendees access to the extraordinary food, wine, craft brew, spirits and hospitality they have come to expect from BottleRock Napa Valley,” BottleRock Napa Valley CEO Dave Graham said.

Last year, more than 120,000 fans attended BottleRock Napa Valley, enjoying performances by the likes of the Foo Fighters and Tom Petty, as well as foodie appearances by Martha Stewart and Ayesha Curry.

Festival passes go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Prices range from $349 for three-day general admission to $3,900 for a three-day platinum pass, which grants meet-and-greet access with musicians, special lounge access, on-stage viewing and more. See below for ticket category details.

Full Lineup:
Bruno Mars, The Killers and Muse, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, Incubus, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Head and the Heart, Billy Idol, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, The Revivalists, Bleachers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mike D (DJ Set), E-40, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Oh Wonder, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, SOJA, Shakey Graves, Lake Street Dive, Natalia Lafourcade, LANY, Manchester Orchestra, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Bomba Estéreo, The Record Company, Alice Merton, The Struts, New Politics, Allen Stone, COIN, Tank and The Bangas, Watsky, The White Panda, Jacob Banks, J. Roddy Walston And The Business, The Motet, NoMBe, Mondo Cozmo, MISSIO, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Allan Rayman, Pokey LaFarge, Welshly Arms, Jukebox the Ghost, Durand Jones & The Indications, Dhani Harrison, The Districts, MAGIC GIANT, Amy Shark, Ghost of Paul Revere, Alex Lahey, flor, Liz Huett, Moonalice, Caitlyn Smith, The Aces, Low Cut Connie, Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, The Night Game, Mt. Joy, ayokay, The Wrecks, Hundred Handed, Dan Luke and The Raid, Billy Raffoul, Dean Lewis, Matt Maeson, Jon and Roy, Pony Bradshaw, The Brevet, Hamish Anderson, Ethan Tucker, RIVVRS, The Alive, David Luning, The Knitts, Dani Bell & The Tarantist, Tommy Odetto, Sanho The Indian, Anchor + Bell, The Silverado Pickups and the Napa Valley Youth Symphony.

Three-day ticket categories:

3-Day General Admission Pass: $349. Includes in-and-out privileges.

3-day VIP Pass: $749. Includes access to the VIP Village featuring premium bars, expanded culinary offerings, a VIP viewing deck, shade, live acoustic performances on the VIP Acoustic stage, DJ sets, VIP-only restrooms, prime viewing areas and shade at each stage, easy access corridor between the main stage and the second stage, fast lane festival entrances and exits and in-and-out privileges.

3-Day Skydeck Pass: $1,500. Along with all of the VIP benefits, includes access to elevated platform within the VIP Village, comfortable seating for culinary  and main stages, all-day complimentary beer, cocktails and wines.

3-Day Platinum Pass: $3,900. Along wish all of the VIP and Skydeck benefits, includes artist meet and greets, access to the Platinum Lounge hosted by Estate Events by Meadowood, located next to the main stage, with complimentary daily signature dishes and gourmet bites prepared by James Beard House honoree, Chef Alejandro Ayala. Platinum guests are also invited to meet the winemakers and taste the wines of ultra-luxury producers Amuse Bouche, Coup de Foudre and Krug; reservation assistance for lodging and transportation, on-site concierge services, premium restrooms, Platinum-only parking directly at the event site, air-conditioned spaces, lockers to store personal belongings and more.

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