Summerfest has announced significant changes for the 2021 version of the world’s biggest concert, including another three-weekend format.

The following year’s version of the celebration will occur across three successive ends of the week: June 24-26, July 1-3, and July 8-10. Festival coordinators state this will permit greater adaptability to book enormous national acts.

“The pandemic, which resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 event season, profoundly impacted our non-profit organization. In response, our leadership team analyzed available data, patron surveys and the event landscape and ultimately determined the best possible path forward for Summerfest was to transition to a new format,” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “Our fans have been asking for a bigger experience, and we are excited to be able to bring more weekends and more national talent to the already blockbuster Summerfest lineup, while continuing to provide significant economic impact to our state and region.”

Here’s the arrangement of shows that are now planned for 2021:

  • Khalid June 24, 2021
  • Luke Bryan June 25, 2021
  • Justin Bieber June 26, 2021
  • Dave Matthews Band July 1, 2021
  • Blink 182 July 2, 2021
  • Halsey July 3, 2021
  • Chris Stapleton July 8, 2021
  • Guns N’ Roses July 10, 2021

The recently revamped American Family Insurance Amphitheater will likewise make its presentation in 2021, Summerfest says.

The $51.3 million venture will include “expanded concourses, all new seats, additional restrooms, new food and beverage options, accessibility enhancements and much more,” a news release says.

Summerfest 2020 was initially delayed until fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, yet was later altogether canceled.

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