BottleRock Napa 2020: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miley Cyrus and Khalid to headline

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the headliners at BottleRock 2020. Here they perform at Oakland Arena on March 12, 2017. Alessio Neri/Staff.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Khalid and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals will headline Bottlerock Napa Valley this May.

The annual festival returns to the Napa Valley Expo May 22 to 24. The festival will again present a dual-headliner format on its two largest stages. This year’s headlining group encompasses a wide range of styles and backgrounds.

After previously selling some tickets before the holidays, organizers will kick off general ticket sales tomorrow at the official BottleRock website.

“Our lineup once again features a wide variety of genres, combining legendary performers, up-and-coming bands, and some of the most talked-about artists in the world,” BottleRock Napa Valley CEO Dave Graham said in a news release. “Our goal each year is to book the best acts available that fit our audience profile, and we’re very happy that it resulted in such a deep lineup.”

Beyond the headliners, BottleRock’s lineup includes about 80 others acts, including Zedd, Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers, Janelle Monáe, Maggie Rogers, Blondie, the Village People, Maren Morris and Tegan and Sara. This year’s festival also features sets from rising indie acts like CAAMP and Meg Myers.

Regional wine and food will again be showcased. The Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage will return with a lineup of cooking demonstrations bringing together renowned chefs, celebrities, athletes and musicians. The performers will be announced later.

Tickets will range from $359 for a three-day general admission pass to $4,350 for the all-inclusive “Platinum Pass.” The top tier VIP offering includes artist meet-and-greets, access to a lounge staffed with master mixologists and sommeliers, as well as the opportunity to meet the winemakers and taste some of the top wines in the region.

“As always, we continue to improve the guest experience for all our attendees including raising the bar on the extraordinary food, wine, craft brews, spirits and hospitality,” Graham said.

The full lineup includes: Of Monsters and Men, Empire of the Sun, Foals, Jimmy Eat World, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Local Natives, Finneas, Iration, Milky Chance, Jon Bellion, Matt Nathanson, Amos Lee, Trampled By Turtles, The Band CAMINO, Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, Mandolin Orange, Grace VanderWaal, Eric B. & Rakim, MUNA, Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers, Hamilton Leithauser, Ra Ra Riot, The Frights, MAX, Jack Harlow, Digable Planets, Big Freedia, Absofacto, Ripe, DJ Z-Trip, TWIN XL, Atlas Genius, Oliver Riot, White Reaper, DeVotchKa, Reignwolf, slenderbodies, Eliza & The Delusionals, Tessa Violet, Evie Irie, KOTA The Friend, Uncle Blazer + DJ Ango from Workaholics, 99 Neighbors, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, In The Valley Below, Madison Ryann Ward, JJ Wilde, Lily Meola, Full Moonalice: The THC Revue, The Alive, Smith and Thell, Hembree, Buffalo Gospel, Ryland James, almost monday, Chris Pierce, Peter Harper, Pacific Radio, The Haden Triplets, Obsidian Son, Grass Child, Sam Johnson, Silverado Pickups and the Napa Valley Youth Symphony.

The full ticket tier details, as released by BottleRock Napa Valley:

3-Day General Admission Pass: $359. Includes in-and-out privileges.

3-day VIP Pass: $849: Access to the VIP Village with premium bars, expanded culinary offerings, comfortable seats, shade, live acoustic performances, upgraded restrooms and more adjacent to the JaM Cellars main stage. Passes include expanded views from viewing decks at the main and second stages, up-close viewing areas and shade at each stage and an easy access corridor between the JaM Cellars main stage and the second stage, separate fast lane festival entrances and exits.

3-Day Skydeck Pass: $1,599. Along with all of the VIP benefits, pass holders have access to an exclusive, elevated and shaded viewing platform within the VIP village. Skydeck pass holders also receive all-inclusive beer, cocktails and wines at Skydeck bars. 

3-Day Marriott Bonvoy and American Express VIP Viewing Suite Pass. $1,599: Available only to Marriott Bonvoy and American Express cardholders, this pass offers all of the benefits of the VIP Pass as well as elevated and unobstructed views of the Main Stage, specially curated bites, signature dishes and wine tastings within the viewing suite, all-inclusive beer, cocktails, wines, chef and sommelier meet-and-greets and an unannounced gift. Attendees must present their wristband and their Marriott Bonvoy or American Express card to gain access to the event; each additional ticket holder in your party must present their wristband. Card members are limited to four tickets, per day. Terms apply.

3-Day Platinum Pass: $4,350: All of the benefits of the VIP and Skydeck pass as well as: Private on-site parking, artist meet-and-greets, on-stage and front row viewing areas and exclusive access to the Platinum Lounge, next to the JaM Cellars main stage. The lounge has complimentary dishes and gourmet bites hosted by Estate Events by Meadowood, craft beer, artisanal cocktails and wines selected and served by master sommeliers. Meet the winemakers and taste the wines of ultra-luxury producers from the likes of Amuse Bouche, Coup de Foudre and Krug. Attendees will have reservation assistance for lodging and transportation, on-site concierge services, air-conditioned spaces, premium restrooms and lockers.

INSTANT REACTION: The Rock’N Vino podcast sat down to talk about this year’s lineup. Find out what to expect from the year’s festival.

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