The City of Huntsville announced the lineup for the inaugural South Star music festival. Blink-182, Gwen Stefani, Shinedown, Beck, Ludacris, TLC, Jane’s Addiction, Sublime, and Goo Goo Dolls will headline the two-day event, which will take place September 28-29 in John Hunt Park.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said, "I am excited by the incredible level of talent set to perform in Huntsville this fall."

"We look forward to a successful collaboration with C3 Presents on this inaugural festival and future events that enrich our cultural landscape," he added.

Battle emphasized the significance of the lineup in establishing Huntsville as a burgeoning destination for live music lovers. He added the festival represents another quality-of-life amenity for music fans as well as an economic driver for the city’s tourism, service and retail sectors.

Huntsville music officer Matt Mandrella described the festival's lineup as a dream come true for music fans. He said C3 Presents’ decision to start a new festival in Huntsville speaks volumes about the city’s reputation and trajectory toward becoming a world-class music city.

For those worried about missing out on SEC football, the venue will have that covered with an area dedicated to those who want to keep up with and watch the games as well as enjoy the music.

“The epic scale and quality of product C3 produces will elevate our entire music landscape,” Mandrella said. “Artists talk to each other about their experiences, and it’s obvious these artists have all heard good things about Huntsville. It’s an exciting time for music in Huntsville, and we look forward to welcoming music fans and visitors alike to John Hunt Park in September.”

The Huntsville City Council approved the city's entry into a three-year agreement with C3 Presents LLC in October 2023 to produce the festival.

Advance tickets for the South Star Music Festival go on sale Thursday, April 25, while the public sale begins Friday, April 26. One-day and two-day passes are available.

A complete list of performers can be found here.

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