WELCOME TO THE BALL
Welcome to The Wrecking Ball ATL 2016. What began a year ago as a celebration of legendary Atlanta live music venue, The Masquerade’s 25th anniversary by bringing together an amazing array of punk rock icons of both past, present and future, barges forward as an annual tribute to music we love by artists we admire.
Last August, the inaugural Ball boasted a lineup we had only have dreamed of assembling. Daily headliners, The Descendents (who made their first Atlanta appearance in 18 years) and Coheed & Cambria, were supported by dozens of special sets by the likes of classic artists The Get Up Kids, Braid, Appleseed Cast, Judge, Glassjaw and Small Brown Bike, much anticipated reunions by Failure, Thrice and Hum – and many beautiful upstart artists such as Girlpool, Turnover, Title Fight, Microwave, Adventures, Beach Slang, Petal, Big Jesus and more!
The three Saturday late night aftershow concerts with Hum, Foundation, Title Fight, Sorority Noise and Superheaven are still being talked about.
Now, for the 2nd edition, on one magical weekend in August we will gather over 60 artists to perform in an expanded 5 stage format- 2 outdoor festival stages and 3 intimate indoor club stages. Painting from the same musical palette that made The Wrecking Ball 2015 one of the most talked about festivals of the year, Punk Rock, Hardcore, Post Hardcore, Emo, Alternative, Indie Rock and more will all be showcased again and again over two glorious days.
Beer will flow and a myriad of the best Atlanta Food Trucks will dish out their savory goodness, including an expanded selection of Vegetarian and Vegan options. They will be joined by a large representation of artists, record labels and supporting businesses who will all be onsite, sharing their products and celebrating alongside us.
The lineup is set to drop in late February with tickets on sale in March.
Get ready. Join us in Atlanta, the city we love, on the weekend of August 12 – 14, as she displays all of her Rock and Roll glory.