Summerfest announces more headlining acts for the Big Gig

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Summerfest 45th anniversary

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. announced on Thursday a second group of headlining acts that will perform at Summerfest 2012.

The new batch of Summerfest 2012 headliners includes ZZ Top, Kool & the Gang, Chicago, Ben Folds Five, The Roots, Paul Oakenfold, David Gray, Thievery Corporation, 311, Burton Cummings, Young The Giant, O.A.R.,  Heartless Bastards, Phantom, Rocker & Slick, The Hives, Fountains of Wayne, Country Throwdown Tour featuring Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson and Sunny Sweeney.

This group joins the previously announced headliners which include: Steve Miller Band, The Avett Brothers, Common, Cake, Scorpions, Lupe Fiasco, Gary Clark Jr., Head and the Heart, Robyn, Eric Benet, Phil Vassar, Joss Stone, AWOLNATION, Brantley Gilbert, Tito Rojas, Gavin DeGraw, Atmosphere, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Halestorm , MUTEMATH, Fitz & the Tantrums, The Joy Formidable, La India and Anthony Hamilton.

Performance dates, times and stage locations will be announced in mid-April.

Summerfest 2012 will take place June 27 – July 1 and July 3 – 8, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 2.