The 1975, Weezer, and Lil Wayne to headline the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival

If you’re looking for a music festival lineup that doesn’t cater to the top 40 artists, then boy do we have a bill for you.

On Wednesday (Feb. 12), Memphis in May unveiled its lineup for the 44th annual Beale Street Music Festival. Headlining this year’s event are The 1975, Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, and…Lil Wayne? Yup. You read that right.

The 2020 Beale Street Music Festival stays far away from the typical music festival roster, which usually features current chart-topping acts with a few artists from other genres to round it out. Instead, Beale Street gives us a mix of stadium-caliber groups, some old-school rappers, a couple of hip-hop acts, and a slew of rock bands.

Joining The 1975, Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Lil Wayne on this year’s roster are the Lumineers, Dababy, The Avett Brothers, three 6 Mafia, 311, the Deftones, AJR, Lindsey Buckingham, Portugal. The Man, Nelly, and more. The event reportedly host “60+ top musical acts from today and beyond.”

The first set of performers was announced in mid-December. At the time, it was confirmed that the Lumineers, Lil Wayne, the Avett Brothers, and Three 6 Mafia would head to Memphis during the beginning of May.

Tickets for the three-day music festival are currently available for purchase here. Three-day passes will run you $145 while single-day passes will cost you $55 (there’s a limited amount of single-day passes). If you feel like splurging, then VIP passes will set you back $699.

The Beale Street Music Festival will return to its longtime home of Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis during the weekend of May 1-3.

The full lineup for the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival can be found below.



5 Seconds of Summer Perform Fall Inspired Parodies of blink-182, Jay-Z


5 Seconds of Summer have quickly become one of those bands that you either like or you don’t, much like their tour mates One Direction.

But, while you might think they are the “worst band in the world” at the moment and their music makes you “want to kill yourself,” they don’t seem to mind since they are probably laughing their way to the bank at the moment. (At least they don’t steal other people’s music and pass it off as their own.)

During their appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Australian boys performed parodies of several songs, replacing the original lyrics with lyrics about everyone’s favorite season, Fall. Much thanks should go to Twitters user who contributed to the lyrics of the songs.

Check out the video below as they transform songs like blink-182’s “All the Small Things,” Jay-Z’s “99 Problems,” Nelly’s “Hot in Here,” and even their own hit, “She Looks So Perfect.” Got to have a sense of humor if you’re going to be some people’s latest┬ápunching bag.

Check out the video below.

While on the show, they also performed their new single, “Good Girls” from their self-titled debut album which was released back in July.